The Detective Division of the Warwick Police Department consists of a Captain, the division commander, a Lieutenant, 6 Sergeants, 24 Detectives and 1 civilian criminalist. The division is divided into 5 groups: District Detectives, Night Detectives, Special Operations, Digital (Computer) Forensics, and BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identification). Since 2009, the division continued to operate with fewer detectives due to staffing reductions and budget constraints. The division is responsible for all criminal investigations, all evidence collection, and all property management, and provides assistance to all operational divisions with manpower and resources when necessary.