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CID

CID

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An unmarked Mondeo used by CID in 2010










The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is the branch of the Metropolitan Police (MPS) to where plain clothes detectives belong. The CID at Sun Hill Police Station is currently led by Detective Inspector Neil Manson; prior to this, Detective Chief Inspector Jack Meadows was in charge of Sun Hill's CID.
CID detectives investigate serious crimes including

  • Murders
  • Thefts, burglaries, robberies (whether armed or not)
  • Rapes / sexually motivated crimes
  • Assaults / attacks
  • Arsons
  • Kidnappings and abductions
  • Trafficking in narcotics, weapons, etc.
  • Money laundering and other financially related crimes
  • Organised crime

among others.


Rank Structure

A typical CID is headed by a Detective Chief Inspector - in The Bill, this was DCI Jack Meadows up until his promotion to Superintendent. The DCI is in overall command of the entire Criminal Investigation Department and reports directly to the Superintendent.


A CID may have more than one Detective Inspector (DI), who reports to the DCI. Currently, DI Neil Manson is Sun Hill's only DI.



Commonplace CID officers are Detective Constables (DCs), they are led by Detective Sergeants (DSs), of which there are usually two or three who report to the DI.



The CID of many smaller, rural stations may be headed by a DI or just a DS, and may consist of only five to eight DCs. Larger inner-London stations may be headed by a Detective Superintendent. However, neither of these scenarios are apply to The Bill.



Crimes Investigated by CID

Over the years, the stereotypical recognition (by the general public) of the duties performed by “uniform” is that they are responsible for patrols, etc. as well as “catching” criminals, while investigative tasks are left to CID. While not entirely politically correct, this statement is generally accurate; CID are left with the bulk of investigative work to do on cases while uniform tend to do the “ground” work.

Above: CID detectives, from left, investigating the – case

CID detectives investigate a very broad spectrum of crimes – nearly every case that comes into the station. These include:

  • Murders
  • Serious thefts (car thefts, armed robberies, etc.)
  • Rapes / sexually motivated crimes
  • Assaults / attacks
  • Arsons
  • Kidnappings
  • Trafficking in narcotics, weapons, etc.
  • Money laundering and other financially related crimes
  • Organised crime

among others.



Corruption in Sun Hill’s CID

The most legendary case of police corruption ever seen by Sun Hill’s CID is the Don Beech Scandal. Please refer to this page for more information.

As well as the scandal which involved DS Don Beech, there was also the story of corrupt officer DC Zain Nadir, who was, initially, an outstanding investigator with an extensive repertoire for undercover operations, but was eventually lured into the drugs trade.

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