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Special Services Division
Duties & ResponsibilitiesThe Special Services Division is overseen by Captain John Cregan. It has among its primary functions the follow-up of serious crime, support of field policing efforts and initiation of proactive enforcement programs. Division personnel are also assigned to five regional investigative task forces. The level of investigative activity required to manage current caseloads continues to rise there has been an increase in reported serious crimes. Ongoing legislative mandates, societal expectations and law enforcement interests require that the investigation of crime be more thorough, complex and resource intensive than ever before.
BureausThe Special Services Division is comprised of two bureaus: The Investigations Bureau and The Support Bureau.
The Drug Hotline was established as a means of providing the public with the opportunity to anonymously report drug and gang activities in their neighborhoods.
Environmental Crimes Team
The Santa Rosa Police Department has been investigating Environmental Crimes since 1991.
Cases of Environmental Crimes
View examples of Environmental Crimes investigated by the Environmental Crimes Team.
Reporting Environmental Crimes
Please remember that Environmental Crimes can endanger public health and safety and we need your support to prevent them from occurring.
- Cases of Environmental Crimes
Every 15 Minutes
The Every 15 Minutes program is a 2-day program focusing on high school students, challenging them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, and many others.
Graffiti Abatement Program
Graffiti vandalism costs the City hundreds of thousands of dollars per year and causes private property owners immeasurable financial and emotional burdens.
The Police, Public Works, and Parks Departments work collaboratively to address graffiti vandalism.
Who to Call
View which organizations are responsible for different graffiti removal.
- Department Involvement
Identity Theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone’s identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number, or mother’s maiden name, in order to impersonate them.
Internet Privacy Issues
Use caution when disclosing any personal information at any website or online service location unless you receive a secured authentication key from your provider.
Check out what you can do to prevent Identity Theft.
Victim of Identity Theft Response
Find out what to do if you are a victim of Identity Theft.
- Internet Privacy Issues
The Investigations Bureau is part of the Special Services Division and has several teams.
Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Investigations
The Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault (DVSA) Team investigates: Child sexual abuse and molestation, Adult felony sexual assaults, and many other crimes.
The Forensic Team maintains the Identification Laboratory and perform tasks and duties associated with fingerprint analysis and identification, and assist in processing crime scenes on complex cases.
Narcotic Investigations Team
The Narcotic Investigations Team works in an undercover capacity to investigate significant drug trafficking, transporting, manufacturing and sales cases.
Property Crime Investigations Team
The Property Crime Investigations Team is primarily responsible for investigating theft related crimes.
Violent Crime Investigations Team
The Violent Crime Investigations Team (VCI) conducts detailed investigations of violent felony offenses in order to identify criminals and bring them to justice for the protection of the community.
- Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Investigations
The Support Bureau is comprised of Personnel Services and Training Team.
Personnel Services Team
The Personnel Services Team is responsible for recruiting, testing, and hiring all department personnel, as well as conducting in-depth employee candidate background investigations.
The Training Team is responsible for managing and providing training to all department employees; and ordering, issuing, repairing, and tracking all department issued equipment.
- Personnel Services Team