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Criminal Investigations

A range of units within the RCIPS pursue investigations into serious crimes, which includes all offences likely to be heard by the Grand Court. The variety of the types of crimes investigated, as well as the specialties and expertise required to do so, necessitates the grouping of detectives with these skills into different units, each overseen by a Detective Inspector who reports to the Detective Superintendent. These Units include the general Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Financial Crimes Investigation Unit, Family Support Unit/Child Safeguarding Investigations Unit (within the MASH), and Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force. Detectives across all of these Units work closely with Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to develop evidence within cases, secure charges, and ultimately bring matters before the Court.

The Joint Intelligence Unit and any and all intelligence activity also fall within the remit of the Detective Superintendent.

Criminal Investigations

Peter Lansdown

Det Superintendent

Detective Superintendent Pete Lansdown joined the RCIPS in 2016 and is responsible for an expansive portfolio including all detective departments, the Joint Intelligence Unit, Scenes of Crime and Exhibits. Altogether, he leads approximately 100 staff investigating all major crime across all three islands.

Press Releases

Serious Assault in George Town, 15 December

Police are investigating a serious assault which took place on the morning of Saturday, 15 December where a man was stabbed multiple times at an address on Mary Street.

15th December, 2018

Man Arrested Following Serious Assault in West Bay, 14 December

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to a serious assault which is suspected to have taken place on Wednesday, 12 December, between 11:00PM and 12:00AM, at an address on North West Point Road, West Bay. Police are appealing for witnesses.

14th December, 2018
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