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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

Two Men Charged with Burglary Offenses, 11 September

Two men have been charged with multiple counts of burglary for a series of incidents where businesses in George Town were broken into. They appear in court on Friday, 11 September.

11th September, 2020

RCIPS Seeks Public Assistance to Identify Suspect in Stabbing, 11 September

The RCIPS has released screenshots of a man who is a suspect in a stabbing incident which occurred on Monday morning, 24 August, in order to seek the assistance of the public in identifying him.

11th September, 2020
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