Criminal Investigations Division


The Criminal Investigations Division, commanded by Captain Kevin Drohan, is responsible for follow-up investigations of felony offenses, as well as a variety of preliminary investigations. The members of the division are available 24 hours per day to provide investigative assistance to the police department as well as other outside agencies.

Activities of the Criminal Investigations Division include:

  • Investigations of major crimes and subsequent case preparation
  • Processing of crime scenes and evidence management 
  • Internal affairs investigations for officer accountability 
  • Investigation of missing person cases
  • Narcotics, human trafficking, and abuse cases

Crime Tip Line

Please call 859-261-TIPS (8477) to report any crime tips. All calls will go to our voicemail which is monitored daily. Tips can be left 24 hours a day/7-days a week and are confidential and anonymous. Newport residents are the eyes and ears of our great city and we encourage anyone requiring the assistance of the Newport Police Department to reach out. In the event of an emergency always call 911 immediately!

Please remember, if you see something, say something!