The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has primary responsibility for the investigation of more serious or complex offenses. The Criminal Investigation Division is commanded by a Lieutenant, who reports to the Investigations Bureau Commander. The Division Lieutenant exercises direct supervision over the Criminal Investigation Division Sergeant.
The Criminal Investigation Division consists of full-time plainclothes detectives, including a lieutenant and sergeant(s). The Criminal Investigation Division detectives (police officer rank) report directly to the Criminal Investigation Section Sergeant, who also function(s) as working investigators/supervisors. The primary function of the Criminal Investigative Division is the follow-up investigation of criminal offenses that occur within the jurisdiction of the Huntersville Police Department and the eventual identification, apprehension, and successful prosecution of criminal offenders.