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Criminal Investigation Bureau

​​​The Criminal Investigative Bureau (CIB) is charged with investigation of violent crime, criminal and drug violations across the State and provides the investigative functions for the Department, in partnership with allied law enforcement agencies. The CIB includes the Criminal Enforcement Division (CED), and Forensic Sciences Division (FSD) and Licensing Division (LD).

Preventing and reducing violent crime in Maryland is a key goal of the Maryland State Police and one of the primary strategies to meet this goal is a focus on inter-jurisdictional (county to county) and cross border (state to state) crime. Recognizing that ‘crime knows no boundaries’ and criminals and criminal organizations utilize local police boundaries to their benefit to avoid detection and to further their criminal enterprises, the Maryland State Police, uniquely qualified with state-wide authority and ability to impact crime in Maryland on a much larger scale, has structured it’s criminal investigative efforts to provide greater response to crime and greater resources to local departments. Using a regional, yet Statewide configuration, the CIB focus on inter-jurisdictional and cross border crimes capitalizes on our statewide authority to apprehend criminals and dismantle criminal enterprises that are taking advantage of local police departments forced to police within boundaries.


The Criminal Enforcement Division is comprised of special investigative groups that work on criminal enforcement, gang and firearms enforcement, computer crimes, missing children, homicides, fugitive apprehension, vehicle theft, insurance fraud and environmental crimes.  The Forensic Sciences Division provides the law enforcement community and the citizens of Maryland with the highest quality and integrity in forensic laboratory analysis and expert testimony. 


​Contact information:

Maryland State Police
Criminal Investigation Bureau
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208-3899
410-653-4211
msp.cib@maryland.gov


​Bureau Chief:

Lieutenant Colonel David L. Ruel

Assistant Bureau Chiefs:

Northern Command
     Captain Derek Peck
Southern Command​
     Captain Stephen Hohner

Executive Officer:
Lieutenant Jeffrey Kloiber
410-653-4295