The Detective Division is charged with all types of felony investigations, including narcotics and other special investigations. Some of these investigations are assigned to the detective division due to the nature and type of special circumstances involved. This includes misdemeanor crimes as well as violations if so warranted. It is the responsibility of the detective division to initiate and pursue investigations, apprehend offenders, develop intelligence on criminal activity, cultivate informants, establish and maintain mutually cooperative relationships with other criminal justice agencies, assist in investigations being conducted by the patrol and other divisions, recover stolen property and complete many other tasks. The detective division also manages and maintains the Rome Police Department Sex Offender Registry and the Pawn Shop Database.