CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DEPARTMENT (CID)

Responsible for investigations of criminal cases reported to the Police. It employs conventional and scientific methods in gathering evidence relative to criminal prosecutions. Officers within the CID wear plain clothes for official duties. Because of the different nature of crimes, the CID at the headquarters have divided its offices into several units. These are:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND VICTIM SUPPORT UNIT (DOVVSU)

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY – (FSL)

INTERPOL

Others are:

Homicide Unit: Investigates murder and its related offences.

Property Fraud: Responsible for investigating cases involving land and immovable properties.

Intelligence Unit: Responsible for gathering intelligence, conduct surveillance, vetting of public and private individuals applying for jobs, child adoption and importation of firearms and explosions

Legal and Prosecutions: Like all Prosecutions, officers in this Unit prosecute cases on behalf of the Attorney General at the lower courts. They also guide investigators in gathering evidences legally accepted for successful prosecution.

 Criminal Data Services Bureau (CDSB): The Units is responsible for building criminal records of all persons arrested, charged and prosecuted, convicted or sentenced. Also process prints lifted from crime scenes for investigation and conduct criminal checks on individuals seeking employment, travelling outside Ghana and analyse disputed documents.

  Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU): Help in the rescue of trafficked victims, arrest perpetrators and investigate human trafficking and related offences.

 Anti-Armed Robbery: A specialized Unit for investigating armed robbery and its related cases.

Crime Scene Management: Responsible for processing crime scenes for evidential purposes.

Documentation and Visa Fraud: Duties of officers in this unit include investigating documents suspected to have been forged and visa fraud cases.