The Criminal Investigation Division is responsible for the protection and safety of lives and properties in the parish. The division is a part of Ascension Parish Sheriffs Office, which is operated by the government of Ascension Parish in Louisiana. It specializes in the investigation of criminal and violent activities. The division is also known as CID and offers peace preservation and crime prevention services. The Criminal Investigation Division conducts the polygraph examinations of police applicants. The division is also responsible for the storage of evidences. The Criminal Investigation Division maintains criminal intelligence files. In addition, the division provides crime scene processing services.