The General Investigations Section is comprised of 5 sub-units: Court Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Unit, Economic Crimes Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit and the Pawn Shop Unit. The Economic Crimes sergeant supervises the Newport News Financial Crimes Task Force and the Pawn Shop Unit. Each of the remaining units are supervised by a sergeant, and all report directly to the General Investigations Section Commander.
The primary mission of this section is to investigate complex criminal cases that take place in the City of Newport News. The individual units investigate specific types of crimes as suggested by the unit titles.