Criminal Investigation

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is staffed by detectives and serves as the investigative division of the department. It is the mission of the BCI to conduct follow-up investigations of crimes initially investigated by patrol officers and to perform full investigations of serious felonies such as homicide, rape, robbery, and drug trafficking.

The BCI also provides support services to the department's other divisions. Examples of these services include interviews, fingerprinting, latent print recovery, and photography.

NORPAC Task Force

The Plainville Police Department is a member agency of the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Task Force (NORPAC Task Force). NORPAC was formed in 1987 under a grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, a branch of the Department of Justice. It provides for multi-agency investigations into drug trafficking, violent crime, and the apprehension of fugitives. NORPAC's member agencies include the police departments of:

  • Canton
  • Dedham
  • Foxborough
  • Medfield
  • Millis Needham
  • Norfolk
  • Norwood
  • Plainville
  • Sharon
  • Stoughton
  • Walpole
  • Wellesley
  • Westwood
  • Wrentham