The Criminal Investigations Division of the Waverly Police Department is responsible for investigating crimes against persons and property.
These investigations include, but not limited to, homicide, suspicious deaths, robbery, burglary, sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse allegations, assaults, missing persons, illegal narcotics activity, computer related crime, and white collar crimes. The Criminal Investigation Division utilizes crime analysis information and collaborative strategies in order to effectively address major crime problems in the community. The key to the professionalism of the Criminal Investigation Division is built upon their relationship with the community, other criminal justice personnel, law enforcement, and social service agencies.
The Criminal Investigation Division is also charged with maintaining control and safekeeping of all property and evidence seized by members of the Waverly Police Department.
This includes items that are recovered stolen property, items of evidentiary value, and lost and found items. When necessary, items of evidentiary value are submitted by the Criminal Investigation Division to the State of Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation laboratories for examination for such things as toxicology, presence of narcotics or DNA comparison. This Division is responsible for disposing or releasing the evidence and property depending on the particular case in strict accordance with the Iowa State law.