The Investigations Unit is commanded by an officer with the rank of Lieutenant, one Sergeant, along with two investigators.

The Investigations Unit is responsible for investigating crimes, following up on reports initiated by the Patrol Unit for every criminal case reported to the Georgia State University Police Department.

Every complainant is contacted, no matter how minor the offense, to determine if any other pertinent information is available on the case and to insure the complainant still wishes to file charges.

Each reported criminal incident is assigned to an investigator. These assignments consist of working crime scenes, conducting interviews and fingerprinting crime scenes. Also, to assess areas on campus that may be experiencing an unusually high number of reported criminal activities, to target those areas for “special attention.”

The Investigations Unit is also responsible for conducting background investigations on all potential applicants for the Georgia State University Police Department.