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Investigations Unit

Contact: Commander Richard Benbow
Email: rbenbow@wheelingil.gov

The Investigations Division is responsible for the investigation of adult and juvenile criminal and quasi-criminal offenses not cleared by the initial responding officer.  The Investigations Unit also investigates drug, vice and organized crime activity.  The Tactical officers assigned to this unit provide direct enforcement of criminal activity patterns developed through crime analysis, undercover and covert narcotics investigations, and proactive patrol efforts to reduce overall criminal activity.  Click here to read about an unsolved murder case.  Maybe you can help.

Evidence/Property Custodian 

The Evidence Custodian is a specialist position to which a community service officer is appointed.  This position involves the receipt, recording, custody, security, and disposition of all lost property, evidence, and contraband coming within the custody of the Wheeling Police Department.  All property is maintained in the designated, secure Evidence/Property Control Room or secured property garage.

Youth Division 

Investigator/Youth Officer

This Officer is a plain clothes officer specially trained in handling juvenile matters.  This officer is responsible for investigating offenses involving juvenile offenders, crimes committed against juveniles, abuse and neglect cases and other matters relating to juveniles.  The Investigator/Youth Officer works closely with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), social services agencies, and other youth services.

School Liaison Officer

Officer Mike PorzyckiThe school liaison program provides full-time Police Officers:  Officer Kaehler is assigned to Holmes Middle School and Jack London Middle School, and  Officer Brittany Vore is assigned to Wheeling High School.  The Duties and responsibilities of a School Liaison Officer include:

  • Act as a resource with respect to delinquency, identification, and prevention

  • Provide guidance on police/school ethical issues in the classroom setting upon request.

  • Provide counseling services to students on an individual basis.

  • Explain to students the law enforcement role in today's society.

 

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