The Criminal Investigative Unit is comprised of two full time detectives that report directly to the Administrative Captain. The detectives are responsible for investigating all serious felonies or cases that require significant follow up. Detectives are typically selected from patrol after displaying exceptional skills in report writing, knowledge of criminal law, exceptional interview / people skills and a solid work ethic. Once selected detectives are required to receive additional training geared specifically towards their roles. Some of the typical training topics are in major case management, crime scene/evidence processing, crime scene management, fraud/identity theft investigations. Our investigators are required to attend at least one annual homicide conference hosted by the Delaware State Police, one annual gang and drug conference, and specialized training dealing with crimes against children. CIU is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week / 365 days a year by rotating on-call responsibilities.