Investigations

The investigations division consists of a division commander, a lieutenant, four Investigators, and the school resource officer. This division supports the patrol division by providing investigative assistance and by conducting case investigations. 

The investigations division handles case investigations that the patrol division has taken as far as they can. They also handle the initial investigation of major crimes. Investigators assigned to this unit are selected from officers within the department who have demonstrated dedication and excellence in conducting criminal investigations.

This division is part of a team effort to ensure that our community is a safe and pleasant place to live. They are committed to the philosophy of quality, and professional policing. Having the community’s trust and confidence is paramount. We recognize the unique responsibility of policing and know that our effectiveness is enhanced through close community relationships. 

  1. Predatory Offender Program
  2. Alcohol Compliance
  3. Evidence Unit

Predatory Offender Program

On September 25, 2017, City Council passed an ordinance that restricts areas of residency in the City of Inver Grove Heights from Level III sexual predatory offenders. The ordinance makes it unlawful for any designated predatory offender to establish a permanent or temporary residence on a parcel where any portion of the parcel lies within one thousand feet (1,000') of any school, learning center, licensed childcare facility, religious facility, public park, or library.  To illustrate, here is a map that contains these areas..

To help our residents better understand the predatory offender program, here is a list of helpful resources:

Minnesota Department of Corrections: Predatory Offenders

For safety tips, fact sheets for Level 3 Predatory Offenders and the Community Notification Act refer this website: https://mn.gov/doc/community-supervision/community-notification/.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension-Minnesota Predatory Offender Registration

The purpose of this site is to enhance public safety and education by identifying offenders who are non-compliant with registration requirements, and to obtain assistance from the public in locating them: https://por.state.mn.us/Home.aspx.

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