Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson swore-in James P. McPike as Commander for the Bureau of Special Investigations for the Cleveland Division of Police.
Commander McPike was appointed to the Division of Police in October of 1995. He was promoted to Sergeant of Police in 2008, promoted to Lieutenant in 2012 and promoted to Captain in June of 2015.
Commander McPike has served in the Bureau of Special Investigations for over 12 years, as a detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain.
Commander McPike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University and has received training from the Police Executive Leadership College and the FBI National Academy.
The Commander of the Bureau of Special Investigations oversees the Accident Investigation Unit, the Homicide Unit, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, the Domestic Violence unit, Financial Crimes, Crime Scenes as well as Forensics.