East Moline Police Investigation Division
The East Moline Police Department Investigation Division conducts follow up investigations on all felony crimes and other major cases. Investigators conduct interviews, gather evidence, obtain search warrants and file criminal charges. Investigators also spend a considerable amount of time involved in trial preperation and court room testimony.
The East Moline Police Department Investigation Division is made up of several different specialty units. Investigators specialize in areas such as general investigations, juvenile investigations, schools, narcotics and gang investigations.
Some investigators are assigned to the Special Operations Unit that conducts proactive investigations in vice crimes such as narcotics and prostitution.
Some officers are assigned to positions outside the department in conjunction with other officers from area agencies in the Illinois/Iowa Quad City area. These officers work with the Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) and the FBI Gang Task Force (GTF). The MEG agents conduct undercover drug investigations, covert surveillance, hotel investigations, interstate interdiction and asset forfeiture. The East Moline Police Department receives a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority that funds one of the officers assigned to the MEG. The GTF agents conduct investigations utilizing federal laws to prosecute organized criminal enterprises. They prepare conspiracy investigations involving large scale drug dealing.