Police Department Bureaus

The Santa Ana Police Department is organized into four bureaus, three of which are overseen by a Deputy Chief and one by a Jail Bureau Commander.

 

Ken Gominsky The Investigations Bureauunder the command of Deputy Chief Ken Gominsky, is comprised of several units addressing crimes against persons and property in the city of Santa Ana. It 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, Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force, Career Criminal Apprehension Unit, Forensics and Metropolitan Division.

Deputy Chief Enrique Esparza

The Field Operations Bureau, under the command of Deputy Chief Enrique Esparza, is the largest and most visible component of the Santa Ana Police Department. The Field Operations Bureau is comprised of Patrol and a number of specialized units who serve the community as first responders to a myriad of incidents. The men and women assigned to the Field Operations Bureau take pride in serving our residents, businesses and visitors through a Community Oriented Policing approach using the Department’s Mission, Vision and Values as guiding principles.
Paulson.JPG The Administration Bureauunder the command of Deputy Chief Eric Paulson, provides the essential support necessary to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of police services. This is accomplished through an interactive network of highly specialized and distinctively diverse activities, which both support and strengthen the police mission. The Administration Bureau consists of five Divisions: Budget/Human Resources, Training, Records, Communications and Information Services. The Bureau is also responsible for the Communications Center which is often a point of first contact with the community in providing emergency and non-emergency services. Also, overseeing the Police Records Division which is responsible for the maintaining of Department records and the reporting of data to state agencies.

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The Jail Bureau, under the command of Commander Sandra Gatt, is comprised of three divisions: Jail Administration and Support Services Division, and Jail Operations Division. Administrative personnel work within the facility to manage and oversee jail operations. The Jail Operations Division is responsible for receiving those placed in Santa Ana Police custody who will eventually be released or booked at the county jail facility. The Jail Records staff is responsible for the processing and maintaining of all inmate records.