Kevin Darst is the new Investigations Commander at the Aberdeen Police Department (APD), and has signed on as of Monday, January 11. Darst is from the area, and has worked at the Aberdeen Police Department for 23 plus years, "I started here in '92, and did patrol for about three years," Darst explained, "and then I was selected for investigation for four years. I was made Sergeant and got put back on the road for three or four years and then I've been a Lieutenant for the last twelve plus years."
Darst explained that he has a new direction to take the department in, "My big push for this year is going to be creating a more efficient and productive unit. That's the big theme for me is providing more direction for these guys and making them more efficient and providing more leadership in this section," said Darst. Darst explained that they currently have three investigators at the APD, and look to pull another on board within the next two months.
Darst went on to say that it wasn't often that the APD sends out positive things, "We do a lot of good things that I don't think are getting released to the media. Solving good burglaries and solving vehicle prowlers," said Darst, "when we're having problems our guys go out and are very proactive when we start getting a sequence of crimes and then we can identify who our players are out there." Darst cited that most of the time, the investigators will go out within weeks and typically figure out who it is and arrest somebody.