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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

Robbery in George Town, 11 January

Police responded to a report of a street robbery on Sound Way in George Town shortly after 8:30PM on Friday, 11 January, where a man was assaulted and robbed of personal items.

15th January, 2019

Two Men Charged in Separate Burglaries, 4 & 7 January

Two men have been separately charged with Burglary and Resisting Arrest in relation to two separate incidents in George Town and West Bay respectively. One of the men, who was also charged with Disorderly Conduct, appeared in court on Friday, 4 January, and was remanded.

7th January, 2019
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