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The investigations unit investigates crimes that have potential suspects or leads, but are too complex or time-consuming for the originally assigned patrol officer to complete in a timely manner. Investigators also handle cases that require special training, equipment or other resources. The crime analysis unit and the Street Crimes Team, which specializes in narcotics, vice and gangs, are also housed in the investigation unit.

The investigators, who are also called detectives, specialize in the following areas:

  • Property Crimes - Fraud, forgery, identity theft, financial crimes, burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.
  • Crimes against Persons - Homicide, robbery, sexual assault and other sex crimes, child abuse and missing person cases
  • High Tech Crimes - Investigation of computer crimes, computer chip/component theft, telecommunications fraud, and other cases which require specialized training and expertise.

You may contact the investigations unit at (916) 774-5070.