The Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of four Detectives. Case loads vary for each Detective. Generally, all felonies are investigated by Detectives if they are not solved by the Patrol Division soon after they are reported. All serious felonies, such as homicides, are investigated by the Detective Division. One investigator is assigned to investigate narcotics cases within the City of Carthage.
There is always at least one Detective available for call-out for any major occurrence.
The Carthage Police Department is a member of the Tri-State Major Case Squad.