The Officers assigned to this unit are experienced Officers who have been specially selected to perform this function. The Detectives are broken into two groups, General Investigations and VICE Investigations. Detectives assigned to General Investigations are assigned cases involving crimes which were reported to the Patrol Division. If the crime is too detailed, or too complex, for a Patrol Officer to follow-up on immediately the case is referred to Investigations. The VICE Detectives conduct investigations regarding organized crime. Organized crime generally can involve drugs, prostitution, and gambling. All of our Detectives regularly receive information from the public in person, by phone, as well as from our CATCH crime tip hotline, and WEBTIPs from the city web site. This Unit also monitors the crime activity in the area and makes recommendations for strategies to impact this crime activity.