The Criminal Investigations Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Police (DP) is staffed with one (1) Lieutenant, one (1) Sergeant, four (4) Investigators and one (1) Evidence Technician.
The Investigators are responsible for conducting criminal and other special investigations as assigned.
The mission of the Criminal Investigations Section is to conduct investigations into criminal activities that occur on the NIH campus and the NIH section at Ft. Detrick. Investigators follow-up leads and tips, and conduct interviews and interrogations. The Criminal Investigations Section follows-up on cases that cannot be resolved by the preliminary investigation.
The investigators conduct extensive criminal investigations leading to prosecutions of serious criminal offenses.
The investigators prepare and submit timely, accurate, and concise reports.
The members of the Criminal Investigations Section respond to crime scenes and ensure that items of an evidentiary nature are properly protected, collected and processed.
The investigators prepare the criminal cases and present them to the U.S. Attorney for the prosecution of the case in court.
Investigators work closely with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Other assignments include that of dignitary protection and assisting other members in the Division of Police with their preliminary investigations. For further information on the
Investigations Unit, contact Sergeant Rick Hawkins at 301-496-2387.