The Investigative Division of the Lynn Haven Police Department led by Lieutenant Tom Willoughby and is made up of sworn officers who are committed to solving cases by using the latest technological advances coupled with good old fashion leg work. Cases can be solved by gathering evidence left at the scene, or by developing evidence through leads. Evidence left at the scene of a crime can be as small as Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), as revealing as a shoe impression left on a floor, or as inconspicuous as a fingerprint.
Investigators have a virtual
tackle box of resources available and have dedicated themselves to
solving the case. This is accomplished by the recovery of evidence, interviewing of suspects, and arrest of perpetrators.
This division is responsible for the investigation of cases assigned to them, which may be a crime against a person/property or narcotics. They also investigate leads and tips received through concerned citizens and the Crime Stoppers tip line (850-785-TIPS).
Investigators receive training in areas such as Hostage Negotiations, Interview Techniques, Evidence Identification, and Narcotic and Vice related crimes. Because of their training, they may be called upon for specialized assignments such as providing security for visiting Dignitaries or helping other agencies with similar assignments. They can be called upon to work closely with a network of area Investigators to help each other solve cases which result in the property being recovered and perpetrators being caught.
You can call the Police Department at 850-265-4111 for additional information. The Criminal Investigations Division of the Lynn Haven Police Department normal hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.