Criminal Investigations Division

The Investigations Division is comprised of 27 sworn officers and several civilian employees under the Major of Investigations. Services they provide include:

Criminal Investigations: The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of specially trained sworn officers who investigate felony property crimes as well as crimes against persons. They received an average of 1800 felony crimes a year of which approx. 550 are assigned for further investigation. Arrest rates for assigned cases regularly exceed 30%, which is well above the national average. CID services are available during business hours Monday through Friday. Anyone who has information regarding criminal activity should contact the Biloxi Police Department at 228-392-0641, the Biloxi Criminal Investigations Division at 228-435-6112, the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at, or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898 – text CSTIP to 274637 (CRIMES) – or give a tip online at

Criminal Intelligence Unit: The Criminal Intelligence Unit is a fully functional analytic unit capable of producing tactical, operational, and strategic analytic work products. The unit was responsible for developing and analyzing information with the goal of promoting intelligence-led policing efforts and providing investigative case support for active criminal investigations. The Unit was formed in accordance with Federal Regulation (28 CRF, Part 23, Criminal Intelligence System Operating Policies) to ensure individual privacies and constitutional rights protections.

Computer Forensics: The department specially trains and equips selected officers to engage in computer and technology crimes; e.g., internet crimes against children, cellphone tracing and extractions, computer forensics.

Crime Scene Investigations: The Crime Scene Unit (CSU) is comprised of three highly trained sworn police officers who specialize in the detection, recovery, preservation and enhancement of evidence. The Crime Scene Unit also represents the Biloxi Police Department and City of Biloxi at events around the Mississippi Gulf Coast promoting policing and science to educate the public on the use of forensic science and its role in public safety.

Property & Evidence: The Property/Evidence function is a multi-faceted unit encompassing receipt, verification, storage and maintenance of evidentiary items; fleet management; large scale department purchases; and purchase, maintenance and issue of stored equipment.The Evidence Room is staffed by an International Association of Property and Evidence certified technician who maintains control of all evidentiary items seized by officers or turned-in by citizens.

Special Crimes Unit: The Special Crimes Unit provides a variety of services, predominantly in the vice and narcotics arenas using information developed from within, reported by citizens and provided by field officers. They also engage in collaborative efforts with narcotics units from surrounding jurisdictions to target multi-jurisdictional offenders.

Task Forces: Partnerships with other law enforcement agencies (local, state and federal) provide the department with a wide breadth of experience and resources necessary to solve crime. Biloxi Police officers currently serve on the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force and the US Marshall Service Task Force.