Reporting to the Office of the Chief through a
Captain, the Bureau consists of Special Investigations, Task Force Operations including the METRICH Enforcement Unit and the Crisis Management
The section consists of two units and 8 detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Unit and Juvenile Unit. Detectives primarily
responsible for the investigation of crimes classified as Uniform Crime Report Part 1 offenses which are homicide, rape,
burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, larceny and motor vehicle thefts. The juvenile unit investigates offenses involving
juveniles, coordinating with agencies such as Richland County Juvenile Court, Children’s Services and many other agencies
involved with our youth residents.
The METRICH Enforcement Unit’s primary goal is to interdict the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and gang
activity into the region. Utilizing the “Weed and Seed” methodology with a Community-Policing Philosophy,
the unit relies on community partnerships to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM
The Crisis Management Team includes tactical officers assigned to the Special Weapons and Tactics Team
(SWAT), Allied Special Operations Response Team (ASORT) and the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT). In
addition to the three teams, officers from various units and departments can be deployed as Disturbance
Control Team (DCT) using the Field Force Method. This type of movement of personnel from various
locations can be used to rapidly respond to a variety of situations ranging from disturbances and crime
scenes to natural disasters where large numbers of personnel are needed.
The Forensic Science Section operates under the command of a civilian Operations Supervisor who reports
directly to the Special Operations Bureau Commander. The section is divided into four units to include
Property Control, Crime Scene, Laboratory, and AFIS. The Operations Supervisor, as the property
custodian, is responsible for all found, recovered and evidentiary property.
The Forensic Science Section is responsible for processing of crime or incident scenes and collection,
analysis and storage of evidence. The Forensic Science Section is composed of civilian Evidence
Technicians who report directly to the Operations Supervisor.
The employees of the Mansfield Division of Police are committed to the delivery of quality police service to
all citizens. They strive to serve the public professionally and within the high standards that are set by
Division policy and procedure.