The Detective Bureau, under the Administrative Division, is comprised of officers who conduct extensive investigations into cases that have either occurred in or affect the residents and businesses of the City of Signal Hill.
The Bureau's case assignments are divided among a group of detectives who conduct follow-up interviews of witnesses, victims, and suspects. The investigations may lead detectives to:
Collect additional evidence
Take evidence to the crime lab for further analysis
Work closely with other law enforcement professionals from local, state, and federal agencies
Write and serve search warrants
Filing a Case
Once a case is ready for filing, a detective will present it to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for the issuance of either a criminal complaint or an arrest warrant to take the suspect into custody.