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Major Cherise Gause
Major Cherise Gause
Units For Section
Assault Unit
Domestic Violence
General Investigations Unit
Special Victims
Traffic Crash Investigations
Victim Advocate Services

The investigative units that comprise the Department’s Criminal Investigations Section are responsible for the follow-up investigation of crimes committed against persons or property in the City of Miami, which require a degree of specialization or a centralized investigative approach. All major criminal investigations that are undertaken by the Miami Police Department are conducted by investigators assigned to this Section. The investigators are dedicated to investigating these crimes, collecting evidence, identifying perpetrators and preparing cases for successful prosecution. They also fulfill a regulatory function for the numerous business licenses and permits requiring police oversight.

Follow-up investigations of serious crimes are performed by investigators assigned to the Homicide, Domestic Violence, Sexual Battery/Child Abuse, Robbery, General Investigations, Burglary, Auto Theft, Economic Crimes, Traffic Crash Investigations and Pawnshop elements within the Section. Additionally, the Section also manages the Victims Advocate staff who provide assistance to individuals who have suffered loss as a result of a crime.