The Homicide Unit is part of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and is responsible for the investigation of the following incidents:
- Industrial Accidents involving death
- Any natural or accidental death involving unusual circumstances
- Shootings involving department members
- Child and Infant death
- Any investigation deemed necessary by the Patrol Lieutenant and/or the Homicide Sergeant, with the concurrence of the Metro Lieutenant.
Detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit are available 24 hours a day and respond to incidents throughout the City.