The Support Services Division of the Paducah Police Department is comprised of the following three units: the Drug and Vice Enforcement Unit (DAVE), the General Investigations Unit (GIU), and Records and Evidence. The three units were combined in January 2010 to form the Support Services Division led by Assistant Chief Brian Laird.
Support Services also includes the Department's Crime Analyst, Mike Zidar, who has proven to be a valuable asset. He is able to quickly crunch crime and administrative data, which helps the department make better informed decisions related to the use of resources. Additionally, Zidar has been able to help identify more efficient ways to store data and make the Department's operations more effective.
These three specialized units are equally important in bringing an investigation to a successful conclusion and ensuring custody of records and evidence for criminal prosecution.