The Investigations Bureau, under the command of Deputy Chief Eric Paulson, is comprised of several units addressing crimes against persons and property crimes in the City of Santa Ana. The bureau includes detectives, civilian investigators, and forensics personnel. The Bureau is comprised of the following units: Homicide, Gangs, Sexual Assaults, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Robbery, Burglary, Economic Crimes, Prosecution Unit and Forensics. Crimes assigned to the Bureau are investigated thoroughly until all leads are exhausted. Investigations that identify a suspect are prepared for filing with the District Attorney’s Office.
The mission of the Investigations Bureau is to provide prompt, professional, and effective investigative services to solve crimes and reduce the risk of future crimes. Our mission is accomplished through a comprehensive problem solving strategy - employing a variety of apprehension, suppression, and prevention techniques.
Under the command of Deputy Chief Eric Paulson, the Bureau is organized into four divisions:
- Crimes Against Persons Division
- Special Investigations
- Criminal Investigations Division
- Orange County Regional Narcotics Suppression Program