The Detective Bureau consists of fifteen officers, which includes one Captain, one Lieutenant and one Sergeant, who oversee the division.There are seven general duty detectives, four narcotics detectives and two youth / sex crimes detectives. The Detective Bureau is responsible for investigating all reported felony crimes and presents cases to the Parma Municipal Court and the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Detectives also conduct long-term investigations on crimes such as identity theft, check and credit card fraud, narcotics investigations, sexual assault cases and missing persons. Detectives also have additional assignments such as SWAT Team Tactical Officers, Hostage Negotiators, Public Information Officer and County Task Force Officers fighting internet crimes against children.
It is the goal of the Parma Police Department Detective Bureau to fully investigate all cases reported to the department and to use our current resources in the best way possible. Cases are prioritized using solvability factors to include whether an arrest was made immediately after a criminal act, whether there are witnesses to identify the suspect and / or there is evidence that can be processed leading to the identification of a suspect.
The Detective Bureau is manned from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays. Detectives are on call all other times.
Captain Brian McCann has been a Parma Police officer since 1989. He was recently promoted to Captain after serving as the shift commander of "B" platoon for the past several years. Captain McCann has extensive experience in the uniformed patrol division. He was the commander of the department's Field Training Unit and is in charge of the department's hostage negotiation team. Capt. McCann is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and a graduate of the FBI National Academy iin Quantico, Virginia.
Capt. Brian McCann
Lt. Kevin Riley
Sgt. Patrick Suchan
General Detective Bureau