The Eden Prairie Police Department Investigations Division is made up of the Criminal Investigations, School Liaison, Special Investigations and Explorer units. The Investigations Division is led by Lt. Chris Wood.
The Criminal Investigations Unit investigates a wide variety of crimes including thefts, financial crimes and assaults. The Unit also prepares and executes search warrants, recovers stolen property and collects evidence for use in prosecution. One investigator in the unit has expertise in computer forensics, which involves the recovery of electronic evidence and data for the purpose of solving cases.
School liaison officers share staffing duties at eight Eden Prairie Schools: Eden Prairie High School, Central Middle School, and Cedar Ridge, Eden Lake, Forest Hills, Oak Point and Prairie View elementary schools. The liaison officers develop and present prevention and safety programs for youth, and respond to calls for service at the schools. They also plan and execute the City's annual Safety Camp along with the Fire Department, and Park and Recreation Department.
One EPPD investigator is assigned to the Southwest Hennepin Drug Task Force, which consists of members of the Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Hopkins and St. Louis Park Police Departments and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Edina/Eden Prairie Police Explorers are volunteers aged 15-21 who are interested in law enforcement. They gain hands-on experience through training and volunteer activities.