The Detective division of the Braintree Police Department is broken up into two sections, general detectives and the narcotics division. General detectives are responsible for the follow-up investigation of serious crimes against persons and property committed in the Town of Braintree. The narcotics division engages in proactive investigations of drug crimes and drug task force investigations in collaboration with local, state, and federal agencies.
The Detective division is on 24-hour call status, due to the complexity and immediacy of serious crimes, and the need for prompt processing of evidence and interviewing witnesses. The division currently consists of a detective lieutenant, 3 detective sergeants, and 11 detectives.