Criminal Investigation Division
Division de Police JudiciaireActing Head of Division - Chief Constable : Mr Stéphane GIORGETTI
The Criminal Investigation Division is tasked with recording offences against criminal law, collecting evidence and seeking out offenders.
It also participates, as do all divisions, in general crime prevention.
It carries out investigations and establishes cases which are submitted to the Public Prosecution's Department.
Organisation and operation
Street Crime Investigation Section
This section, composed of three investigation units, is essentially tasked with carrying out investigations, either following complaints or reports, or on its own initiative. It acts following detection in flagrante delicto or upon letters rogatory.
It participates in police preventive action by carrying out ID checks when on patrol both during the day and at night.
Organised Crime Section
Composed of all grades of investigators, most of whom have undertaken specialised training, it deals with:
- Combating drugs, pimping and generally all offences relating to major and organised crime
- Cases of specific nature (this section uses investigative tools specifically adapted to major crimes)
Financial Crime Section
It investigates corporate and financial cases under the authority of the public prosecution department or the examining judge. It also informs administrative authorities in the Principality, such as the SICCFIN.
Forensics Section - Interpol
As part of its technical and scientific policing activities, it collects any traces, evidence or fingerprints that may be useful to investigations.
In order to collect evidence and exploit it fully, the Section has technical and scientific police resources that may be supplemented, if necessary, by more specialised laboratories in Marseilles, Lyon or Paris.
This Section also includes the Interpol-Monaco National Central Bureau (NCB) the head of which is the Police Commissioner. The NCB is an essential interface, in terms of international police cooperation, between the General Secretariat of Interpol, based in Lyon, and its counterparts in other countries.
It became in 2001, the contact point for EUROPOL (in addition to INTERPOL) and started housing the SIENA system (Secure Information Exchange Network Application).
SECTION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND COMBATTING CYBERCRIME
It is empowered to deal with cases of an international nature and particularly to assist the investigation units in the execution of international letters rogatory from foreign authorities. To this end, it is in contact with various operational criminal investigation departments abroad (Criminalpol in Italy, BKA in Germany, NCIS in Great Britain, FBI in the United States etc.).
It also provides an interface between investigation teams and foreign departments.
It is also comprised of a group of police officers who are specialists in cybercrime.
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