Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau consists of the following subordinate units: Investigations Unit, Juvenile/Domestic Violence Unit, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Narcotics Unit, and Identification Unit. These units conduct follow-up investigations of criminal activity, as well as proactively identify current and future crime trends with the goal of anticipating and disrupting crime before it occurs. 

The Detective Bureau is the primary unit responsible for:

  • Investigations
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Juvenile Unit

Detective Expertise

Detectives investigate some of the most demanding and challenging cases, with some crimes taking months or even years to fully investigate. Detectives are tasked with developing expertise in many specific criminal investigative areas.

These areas include:

  • Alcoholic beverage control licensing
  • Arson
  • Burglary
  • Computer crimes
  • Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Megan Law
  • Missing persons

Command Structure

The command structure consists of a Captain commanding five investigative units:

  • The Detective Bureau Day Squad
  • The Detective Bureau Night Squad
  • Identification Bureau
  • Juvenile Division
  • Narcotics

Each unit is individually supervised by a Lieutenant, except for the Juvenile Division which is supervised by a Sergeant. This centralized command allows for a more uniform response to investigations as well as a timely and accurate exchange of intelligence.