Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) investigates a range of criminal activities associated with the Department, including but not limited to the following:  violent acts resulting in serious injury or death, threats of violence, gun and drug distribution and possession, and criminal organizations engaged in extremist violence or terrorist activities. CID participates in several state and federal task forces and intelligence centers around New York State.  CID provides investigative assistance, intelligence, and information to outside law enforcement agencies.  CID also oversees the Department’s Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) program in which staff in correctional facilities and parole offices can report directly to OSI suspect behavior that may, for example, be indicative of the radicalization of an incarcerated individual or releasee to potentially engage in violent acts or other criminal activities.  CID further includes OSI’s Canine Unit, which is responsible for deterring, detecting, and interdicting dangerous drugs, prohibited electronic devices, and other contraband.  The supervision of CID is divided into two regions, east and west, each with a Deputy Chief Investigator and Assistant Deputy Chief Investigators assigned to oversee investigations and operations within their respective geographic area.