Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU)
The Williamsport Bureau of Police Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) is tasked with investigation of major crimes, including homicides, aggravated assaults involving shootings and stabbings, rapes, robberies, crimes against children, burglaries, major thefts and various other felony-level offenses. The CIU also investigates some misdemeanor cases with special circumstances.
The CIU is responsible for the investigation of Arson-related crimes and tracking and maintaining files pertaining to registered sex offenders living within the City of Williamsport. The CIU is also tasked with Internal Investigations and with conducting background investigations on all police applicants.