All Novi Police Detectives are assigned to specific geographical areas of the city as their area of responsibility. The detectives’ assignments are based on the same patrol areas that the road patrol are assigned. The goal is for the area detectives to foster relationships with the residents, business leaders and community leaders throughout their district. This allows detectives to become more familiar with the problems that take place in the district by networking with the officers assigned to the same district.
In addition to the seven patrol districts, other responsibilities in the Investigative Section; Crime Prevention, SONIC, School Liaison, Task Force positions in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Violent Crimes Task Force and Cyber-Fraud Task Force.
Novi Police Detectives regularly attend informational meetings throughout the community and metropolitan Detroit that cover intelligence dissemination, gang task forces, school liaisons and local youth forums.