Investigations Division

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 The Investigation Division provides professional criminal and financial crimes investigations for the City of Medford, as well as other law enforcement agencies as requested.    

The Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) is responsible for the investigation of felony and complex cases that require additional time, resources and specialized training.  These cases include the investigations of homicides, sexual assaults, physical assaults, robberies, arson, burglaries, and major thefts.

The Financial Investigations Section (FIS) was developed to meet the rising occurrence of Identity Theft, Forgery, Counterfeiting, and related fraud crimes in Medford.  The increasing use of computers and the Internet in the commission of crimes has increased the need for an aggressive approach to combating those that commit these crimes.

 

Report a Crime

 

Fraud Prevention Checklist

Buy a cross-cut type shredder and shred all of your important documents before you throw them away. Remember to include pre-approved credit card applications sent to you in the mail, credit card receipts and other financial/personal information.

Get your checks delivered to your bank where you pick them up, instead of having them sent to your home where they may be stolen out of your mailbox.

Do not put outgoing checks/bills in your mailbox at home where they may be stolen. Always drop these off at US Postal mailboxes or the Post Office.

Cancel all credit cards that you do not use or have not used in the last six months.

Put passwords other than your mother’s maiden name on all of your accounts.

Keep track of your bills and statements. Make sure you receive them each month. If a bill or statement does not arrive, contact the merchant immediately to verify it was sent and when. Make sure no activity has occurred on the account.

If possible obtain a locking mailbox. A post office box is even safer.

Ask all financial institutions, doctor’s offices, etc, what they do with your information when they are through with it. Make sure it is shredded and not simply thrown away.

Never give any personal information to a caller no matter how they identify themselves. If they claim to be a credit grantor, take their name and contact information, then call them back at the number you know to be true. Remember, credit card company’s will not ask for your PIN or secret code, they already have that information.

  Order your credit report from the three credit bureaus twice a year. Make sure all of the information is accurate and up to date.

  Do not leave important information, including purses/wallets/briefcases in your vehicle. Cars are easily broken into.

 

Surveillance Camera Registry (SCRAM)

Do you own a surveillance camera that records video footage, and do you want to help the police solve crime?  Register your home or business surveillance camera with the Medford Police Department. The information will help police contact you quickly to identify criminals in your neighborhood.  Registration is entirely voluntary and all personal information gathered is for official use only, and will not be released to any member of the general public.

The goal of the camera registry program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Medford Police and the community we serve. Each registrant will receive a S.C.R.A.M program sticker in the mail that can be posted in a visible area to alert others to your participation in the program.

 DISCLAIMER & TERMS OF USE

The goal of the Camera Registry program is to deter crime and promote public safety through collaboration between the Medford Police Department and the community we serve. Accordingly, all camera registrants agree to the following terms and conditions:
 

  1. Registration is entirely voluntary.
  2. Registrant information is reserved for official use by the Medford Police Department.
  3. If necessary, the Medford Police Department will contact you directly, using the information provided on this site, to request the appropriate video surveillance footage.
  4. Any footage containing or related to criminal activity may be collected by the Medford Police Department for use as evidence during any stage of a criminal proceeding.
  5. Under no circumstances shall registrants construe that they are acting as an agent and/or employee of the City of Medford and/or the Medford Police Department.
  6. Under no circumstances shall the Medford Police Department utilize any information obtained to view footage/feeds directly from cameras owned by registrants.
  7. If you would like to be removed from the camera registry program; you no longer own a video surveillance system; you move; or you would like to make any changes to your registration; contact call (541) 774-2281 or e-mail scram@cityofmedford.org