New cases are initiated after receiving information developed through relationships with public agencies, businesses, and residents. Investigators initiate cases and assist the Patrol Unit with incidents that require additional investigation. After the investigation is completed, the cases are then presented to the Goodhue County Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Priority is placed on violent crimes such as sexual assault, assault, robbery, and death investigations. Identity theft is on the rise and many cases have been successfully investigated.
Narcotics & Gang Violence
The City of Red Wing Investigation Division is a member of the South East Minnesota Narcotics/Gang Task Force, SEMN/GTF. This membership is composed of investigators from Red Wing, Rochester, Winona, Austin and Kasson and from counties including Goodhue, Olmsted, Winona, Fillmore, Wabasha, Mower, Dodge, and Houston. The SEMN/GTF is supported, in part, by a federal grant and governed by a board with representatives from each member agency.