The Maplewood Police Department Investigations and Professional Standards Division is under the direction of Commander Dave Kvam. Commander Kvam directs the activities of 6 detectives.
The investigations division handles a wide variety of cases and the associated evidence, ranging from general property crime, complex frauds and forgeries, to all manner of violent crime.
Three of the detectives are assigned general investigations, though each may also have his or her own areas of specialization.
Two detectives focus on juvenile matters, with one providing school resource services to those schools located in Maplewood from Independent School Districts 622 and 623. One detective is assigned to special investigations, working on matters not readily addressed through conventional means. Another detective is assigned to the Ramsey County Violent Crime Enforcement Team (VCET), a multi-jurisdictional unit focusing on violent and drug crimes throughout Ramsey County.