Emory Police Investigations' responsibilities are: to identify and apprehend offenders; recover stolen property; gather, document and evaluate facts in reference to criminal activity; process crime scenes, recover and preserve evidence and property; and present evidence to various courts to seek a successful prosecution of the offender(s).
Criminal and administrative reports made to the Emory University Police Department are sent to Investigations for follow-up. The reports are reviewed for facts and information for alleged violations of the law or the student conduct code that occur on University or Healthcare property. The investigators work closely with the Emory Women's Center, Division of Campus Life and the Office of Student Conduct to provide enhanced victim assistance services. Our investigators collaborate with Dekalb County Police Department, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, Atlanta Police Department and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. We make referrals for incidents that have occurred in these and other jurisdictions.
Criminal Investigations has four full-time investigators. For information about Investigations, contact them by phone at 404-727-6115 or by email.
Solvability factors are used to determine if a case is assigned. Some of these factors are; clear descriptions that will identify the perpetrator(s), license tag information, direct knowledge of who committed the crime, physical evidence that can identify the perpetrator(s) or witnesses who are able to identify the perpetrator(s). There may be other factors that will also be used to determine assignment.
When a case is assigned, the investigator will contact the victim as soon as possible after receiving the assignment. During the course of the investigation, the investigator will maintain contact with the victim and update them on the progress of the case. When a final resolution is reached, the investigator will contact the victim and advise them of the final disposition.
Citizens who are victims of crimes are encouraged to contact Criminal Investigations if they become aware of additional information that was not given to the officer at the time of the report.