Administration & Investigations

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Investigative Services Division (ISD)

The Investigative Services Division’s (ISD) main duty is to investigate criminal activity once a crime has been reported. The Investigative Services Division also conducts proactive investigations and covert operations in an attempt to deter criminal activity before it occurs. The division periodically works to educate citizens on how to protect themselves from being a victim of a crime. The Atoka Police Department’s Investigative Services Division is also responsible for the processing of major crime scenes. Detectives are on-call 24 hours a day on a rotating basis.

If you report a crime to the Atoka Police Department, a patrol officer will normally respond to the location of the crime and complete an offense report detailing the crime. The offense report will then be forwarded to the captain of criminal investigations on the next business day for review. The captain is responsible for determining which reports are assigned to a detective for investigation. Detectives are normally assigned only felony cases but may investigate misdemeanor cases when deemed necessary. An offense report may also be returned to the patrol division for a patrol officer to conduct an investigation.


  • Proactive and reactive investigations
  • Conduct covert operations including drugs and vice activity
  • Serving of arrest warrants in other jurisdictions
  • Criminal internal investigations
  • Gathering and maintaining intelligence information
  • Work closely with Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI), Department of Adult Protective Services, Department of Child Protective Services (DCS), as well as being an active member of the local Child Protective Investigative Teams (CPIT). The CID detectives continue to meet and work closely with all surrounding agencies through criminal intelligence meetings to ensure that vital information regarding criminal activity is shared.