Detectives assigned to this unit conduct investigations on incidents reported to the department that require follow-up. They also identify and apprehend offenders; prepare search and arrest warrants; recover and preserve evidence and property; present evidence in court and to the State Attorney. Additionally, the detectives assigned to this function are responsible for conducting background investigations on Police Department applicants. One detective specializes in Enforcement Against Child Harm (LEACH) Task Force, which targets computer crime, and the Missing Children Task Force. The detectives also participate in county-wide auto theft and gang units.