Crimes Persons Unit
The General Detective Bureau of the Placentia Police Department is currently made up of a lieutenant (supervisor), three detectives, and a civilian investigator. The general detectives are responsible for investigating crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide.
There are three separate branches of the General Detective Bureau, which include the Crimes Persons Unit, the Crimes Property Unit, and Miscellaneous Crimes.
The Crimes Persons Unit (two detectives) investigates:
Crimes Property Unit
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Criminal threats
- Exhibition of a firearm or deadly weapon
- False impersonation of another person
- Reckless discharge of firearms
- Resisting arrest
The Crimes Property Unit (one detective) investigates:
Miscellaneous Crimes Unit
- Auto burglary
- Auto theft
- Grand theft
- Residential burglary
- Petty theft
The Miscellaneous Crimes Unit (civilian investigator) investigates:
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Misdemeanor assaults
- Missing persons
- Threatening phone calls
The civilian investigator is assisted by a domestic violence advocate that is available to assist victims of domestic violence in several different areas such as restraining orders, different referral information, and counseling.
The General Detective Bureau secretary can be reached at (714) 993-8146.