All crime reports made to the Rockport Police Department are sent to the Criminal Investigation Division Commander for review and assignment. These reports are then distributed to the appropriate investigative unit that handles that type of crime, i.e. Crimes against Person, Crimes against Property, Narcotics Division and the Special Crimes Unit.
When a case is assigned for investigation, the assigned detective will contact the victim of the case within 48 hours of receiving the assigned case. During the course of the investigation, the assigned detective will contact the victim and update them on the progress of the case. When a final conclusion is reached the detective will contact the victim and advise him the case was completed and the final disposition. In those instances where no information was developed for investigation or prosecution, the case will be considered inactive. Should new information be developed, the case can be reopened for additional investigation.