The Investigations Division is responsible for follow-up investigation of all crimes reported to the Police Department. Utilizing their extensive experience, Investigations supervisors reviewed nearly 9,000 reports during 2016 to identify cases to be designated for further action. The determination as to whether to assign a crime for follow-up is made through the use of a solvability-factor matrix which weights factors that statistically increase the potential of solving the crime. Each of the 1,777 cases assigned last year was assigned to one of 11 Detectives, all of whom have been extensively trained in the investigation of specific crimes. Further, all Detectives are also cross-trained in each specialty and are capable of investigating any type of crime that might occur.