Atlantic City Police Department
The Atlantic City Police Department is a full-service law
enforcement agency staffed by approximately 400 Sworn police officers and 150 civilian personnel. In addition
to the basic patrol function, the Atlantic City Police Department conducts criminal investigations” According to the
Atlantic City Police Department, “The General Investigations Section (“GIS”) is responsible for the investigation
of serious and non-serious criminal complaints as well as crimes against people and property. It is also
responsible for investigating cases of unexplained death.
New Homeland Security measures have
increased the responsibilities and cooperation of the General Investigations with outside Agencies such as the New Jersey
State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms.
The GIS is comprised of the Warrant
Unit, the Police Aide Program, the Pawn Unit, the Technical Agency Computer Operator, the Arson Unit, the Domestic Violence
Response Team, the Juvenile Bureau, and the Forensic Investigations Unit. In the year 2002 The 10 Officer
“Casino Investigation Unit” was phased out, and the investigators were absorbed into the General Investigations
Unit in order to streamline the division and handle the more than 12, 961 criminal investigations generated in 2003.”