The Criminal Investigation Division includes several area-specific aspects of law enforcement under one umbrella:
The Detective Division handles general Investigations of major property crimes, crimes against persons, and the gathering of criminal intelligence information, and also major cases including sex crimes, capital crimes, murder, high volume drug trafficking cases, and fraud.
The Crime Scene Investigation Division responds to the scene of crimes committed in Cabarrus County and processes that crime scene for any evidence that may lead to the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those responsible for committing the crime.
The Cold Case Unit was started in August 2005 to investigate all unsolved homicides and violent crimes that have occurred in Cabarrus County.
Gang/Narcotics Division is comprised or 4 officers working under the CID.
Sex Offender Registration is also maintained by the Criminal Investigations.