Berkeley Police Department Investigations Division
The BPD Investigations Division was formed in September of 2010 as a result of a departmental reorganization. Captain Dave Frankel is the overall Division Commander. Most division personnel are selected for their assignments based on a solid work ethic, knowledge of crime in our city and skill at dealing with people before being assigned to one of the several individual work units. Their collective mission is to identify criminals and present prosecutable cases to the Alameda County District Attorney (DA) conduct other special investigations as assigned, identify and collect evidence, analyze crime trends, track repeat offenders, investigate fatal traffic collisions and enforce all traffic and parking laws.
Lieutenant Ed Spiller currently heads the Detective Bureau that is staffed with four (4) Sergeants, 14 Detectives, one (1) sworn Crime Analyst, one (1) professional/civilian Crime Analyst, one (1) supervising Crime Scene Investigator, and four (4) Crime Scene Technicians. Members of the Detective Bureau investigate crimes such as homicide, robbery and burglary; collect and process evidence; assist victims of violent crime and domestic violence; mentor and work with juvenile offenders, and distribute information on crime trends to members of the department. The Detective Bureau is comprised of the following units:
«Crimes Against Persons
«Special Victims Unit
«Property Crimes Unit
«Crime Scene Unit and Crime Analysis Unit.
In addition to the Detective Bureau, the Investigations Division also includes the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) and the Traffic Bureau.