Louisville, KY 40202
It is the mission of the Criminal Interdiction Division’s LMINTEL/Major Case Squad to investigate violent street gangs, armed career criminals as well as criminal enterprises involving gang members while working collectively with federal partners including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when developing intelligence which will ultimately lead to successful prosecutions at the state or federal level.
The Firearms Intelligence Squad (FIS) is comprised of detectives trained to focus on preserving, documenting, and collecting evidence resulting from firearms-related investigations. Detectives will work closely with the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents and the Evidence and Property Unit (EPU) technicians with National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) technology to identify perpetrators, link criminal activity, and investigate shooting incidents to disrupt the shooting cycle. The cooperative goal is to reach the next level of efficiency and effectiveness in firearms investigations for increased prosecution, firearm-related convictions, and the reduction of gun-related crime.
The Violent Crime Squad addresses violent crime in Louisville Metro by focusing on hot spots of violent criminal activity, identifying and arresting the worst offenders, and addressing gang activity the squad encounters. The Violent Crime Squad is also crucial for identifying and apprehending fugitives who are known violent offenders.
The Place-Based Investigations (PBI) Squad was developed to address systemically violent locations and complement LMPD’s existing focused-deterrence strategy. PBI focuses on identifying and disrupting crime place networks. These networks include crime sites, but also places used by offenders that do not typically come to the attention of police. PBI will collaborate with other government and community partners to identify and eliminate violence facilitators.
Narcotics Major Case identifies mid-level and upper-level narcotics traffickers in Louisville and disrupts drug trafficking organizations due to the relationship between narcotics and violence. This unit will conduct physical and electronic surveillance operations and facilitate controlled buys of narcotics through the use and development of confidential informants.