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Homicide 
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Major Crimes 
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- overview
 

Commercial Crimes 
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- overview 

Special Victims 
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Narcotics 
-  function 
 

Taskforce for 
Regional Autotheft
Prevention 
( TRAP) 
-  function 

 
  Major Crimes Bureau consists of the following support Units/Sections:
 

Metro Section
  
Vice

Career Offenders

Cargo CATS

Operations Detail

 

 

     
 
 

METRO DETAIL:
Metro Detail conducts a wide range of criminal investigations and services including the following:

  • Kidnaps wherein the victim’s life is in jeopardy.
  • Kidnaps for ransom and extortions.
  • Escapes from custody facilities.
  • Extraditions.
  • Threats and crimes against government officials and Sheriff’s Department members.
  • Series and pattern robberies.
  • Amber Alerts.
  • Solicitation for Murder.
  • Fugitive Warrants.
  • Fugitive Task Force

 

 
 

VICE DETAIL
Vice Detail’s areas of responsibility include the following:

  • Casino operations and gaming (cheating, fraud and illegal games or devices
  • Morals violations (prostitution and lewd conduct)
  • Business licensing, inspections and investigations.
  • Pawn investigations, inspections and property recovery.
  • Contract towing inspections and operations.

Investigative responsibility related to bookmaking, blood sports and sports gambling were transferred to station detectives in November 2003.

 
 

CAREER OFFENDERS DETAIL
Career Offender’s Detail provides the following criminal investigative services:

  • Organized Crime
  • Criminal Enterprise Groups
  • Prison Gangs
  • Motorcycle Gangs
  • Surveillance and Apprehension Teams
 
 

CARGO CATS
Cargo CATs is an acronym for the Cargo Criminal Apprehension Team. Cargo CATs is responsible for the following:

  • Cargo Theft investigations
  • Liaison with the cargo and shipping industry (web site www.cargocats.us)

 
 

OPERATIONS DETAIL
Operations Detail includes the Health Authority Law Enforcement Task Force (HALT) that investigates the following:

  • Unlawful practice of medicine or dentistry
  • Counterfeit or unlawful pharmaceuticals
  • Medi-Cal fraud