Captain David DeVries is the Division Commander for the Criminal Investigations Division. Captain DeVries studied at Sterling College and Kansas State University. Captain DeVries has been a member of the Emporia Police Department for 24 years serving 15 years as a patrol sergeant.
The Investigations Divison is commanded by a Captain and consists of four full time detectives, two narcotics detectives and one civilian crime scene and property/evidence technician. Investigators work closely with county, state and federal agencies to maximize their ability to reduce crime and solve cases. Additional duties include processing crime scenes and assisting the city and county prosecutor with preparation of cases for prosecution within the court system.