Investigative Bureau Operations
Major Crime Investigations
The primary function of the Investigative Bureau is to conduct follow-up investigations of reported crime activities including, but not limited to: homicides, assaults, sex crimes, fraud, and thefts.
These investigations consist of interviewing suspects, victims, and witnesses; analyzing information for validity, reliability, and accuracy; and compiling a comprehensive and factual case file to be presented in court.
The Investigative Bureau’s mission is the protection of persons, the apprehension of criminals, the recovery of property, and the prevention of crime.
Quality of Life Investigations
The Investigative Bureau will initiate or assist in the investigation of criminal offenses like drugs or prostitution, which have a negative impact on the quality of life for Pleasant Prairie residents and businesses.
The Pleasant Prairie Neighborhood Watch program is intended for anyone who would like to feel safer in their neighborhood. It is not a vigilante program, nor is it a program of citizens on patrol in their neighborhoods. It is a program that encourages neighbors to get to know each other, to watch out for each other, and to call the police when something just doesn't seem right.
The driving force behind starting a Neighborhood Watch program is the prevention and reduction of crime. Once the program is in place, it can be used as a forum for training in other areas such as Fire Prevention and Disaster Preparedness. It can also become the basis for block parties and other social events.
In June of 2014, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department began partnering with www.CrimeReports.com, a website that maps recent crime trends across North America. On a rolling basis, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department provides www.CrimeReports.com with five days’ worth of data to populate their interactive mapping site.
You can visit www.CrimeReports.com in order to see current criminal trends in the Village and can submit tips related to potential criminal activity. Sex offender data is also available through www.CrimeReports.com.
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department uses several other methods to make data available to residents and media alike. These include: Facebook, Twitter, and Nixle. A daily incident log is also posted on www.pleasantprairieonline.com.
Crime analysis is a law enforcement function that involves systematic analysis to identify and analyze patterns and trends in crime. Patterns can help departments deploy resources in a more effective manner, and assist detectives in identifying and apprehending suspects. Crime analysis also plays a role in devising solutions to crime problems and formulating crime prevention strategies.