Home » Police » About the LBPD » Bureaus » Investigations Bureau » Detective Division


The Detective Division consists of the Crimes Against Property Section, Family Services Section, and Vice Investigations Section. Personnel assigned to this division are responsible for investigating crimes against persons and property. 

On This Page
Crimes Against Property Section Special Victims Section Vice Investigations Section



The Burglary Detail is responsible for the handling of custody cases that require the interviewing of suspects, witnesses and victim of theft related crimes. Theft related crimes include residential and commercial burglaries, grand theft (value over $950.00), petty theft (value under $950.00), shoplifting with prior theft offenses, defrauding an innkeeper, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools and embezzlement of property. Detectives file cases with the District Attorney or City Prosecutor's offices, along with providing follow-up reports and writing search warrants. They are also responsible for investigating theft related crime reports with suspect information and gathering evidence leading to the arrest of the suspect. The Burglary Detail also tracks all pawned property in the City of Long Beach or property pawned in other cities by Long Beach residents and items pawned by parolees.

Contact Numbers and Hours: 

Burglary Detail - (562) 570-7351, 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Burglary Detail Fax - (562) 570-7175


The Computer Crimes Detail investigates cases where a computer is the target of a crime or an instrument used in the commission or furtherance of a crime. The Computer Crimes Detail is frequently called on to assist other investigative units, as well as federal and local law enforcement agencies with the seizure and processing of computer-related evidence.

Examples of crimes investigated by the Computer Crimes Detail include network intrusion, theft of data, theft of trade secrets, dissemination of malicious code (computer viruses, Trojan horses, and computer worms), software piracy and criminal activity committed via the Internet, including sexual exploitation of children, fraud, identity theft, cyber stalking and terrorist threats. 

Computer Crimes Detail - (562) 570-7223


The Forgery/Fraud Detail is responsible for the investigation of white-collar criminal offenses and a multitude of financial and fraud-related crimes including, but not limited to, embezzlement, check and credit card fraud, real estate fraud, counterfeit trademark violations, financial elder abuse, organized criminal enterprises, confidence schemes, false financial statements, and grand theft by false pretenses.

Detectives engage in joint investigations with a number of federal and state law enforcement agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Department of Justice, etc. Investigators work closely with private sector entities, specifically financial institutions that are critical to the overall investigative objective and successful disposition.

In recent years, investigators have responded to a wide array of domestic and international fraud schemes that have saturated communities throughout the United States and abroad. As a community service, Forgery/Fraud detectives provide to community-based organizations, businesses and professional associations, guest lectures and presentations relative to crime prevention measures on how not to become a victim of fraud. With the advent of technology and internet accessibility, suspects have, in part, created sophisticated fraud schemes and have targeted hundreds of Americans to these scams. Forgery/Fraud investigators maintain a unique level of expertise and education and oftentimes receive requests to assist a number of investigative details within the police department.

Contact Numbers and Hours: 

Forgery/Fraud - (562) 570-7330, 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Forgery/Fraud Fax - (562) 570-5013

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: If I receive an unsolicited e-mail requesting my personal information, what should I do?
A: Do not respond to the request. Simply delete the e-mail communication.

Q:If my credit card account number is fraudulently used, should I report the unauthorized transaction?
A: Yes, however you must first report the incident to the credit card issuing financial institution, where the account is held. If you are a resident of Long Beach, you may report the incident by calling LBPD Dispatch at (562) 435-6711 and an officer will take a courtesy report only.

Q: I own a business and accepted a personal check from a person. A few days later, my bank sent me a notice and copy of the check stamped "non-sufficient funds." What should I do?
A:The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office manages the "Bad Check Restitution Program". You may file a report with this office at http://da.co.la.ca.us/badcheck.htm. If you own and operate a Long Beach-based business, the Forgery/Fraud Detail will forward to you a victim-business form to complete and return to the Forgery/Fraud Office.

Q: I received in the mail, several cashiers checks enclosed in an "overnight" envelope. What should I do with the checks?
A: You are likely the recipient of an international counterfeit cashiers check scheme. Presumably, the envelope contained instructions to deposit the items into your own account and wire funds to a foreign country. In addition, the sender instructed you to keep a minimal percentage for yourself.

If you are a victim of an on-line Internet fraud scheme, please file a complaint with the following government organizations:

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Federal Trade Commission

Additional Resources-Website Links:

United States Secret Service:

California Department of Real Estate

Finra (Non-government regulatory body for securities firms doing business in the U.S.)

Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services (Adult Protective Services)

Department of Consumer Affairs

United States Postal Inspection Service


The Identity Theft Detail investigates all crimes involving the unauthorized use of a person's identity, including identity thieves who obtain or attempt to obtain credit cards, goods, or services.

Contact Numbers and Hours: 

Identity Theft - (562) 570-7602, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Identity Theft (fax) (562) 570-5013

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I file an identity theft report?
A: If you are a resident of Long Beach, regardless of where the crime occurred, simply contact your local sub-station to file a report.

Q: How much will the police report cost? 
A: Victims of identity theft can obtain a police report free of charge.

Q: If I am a victim, what do I do next? 
A: Once you have filed your police report, contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your identity. The credit bureaus will instruct you on how to obtain a free copy of your credit report:



Detectives investigate all physical, sexual, neglect and endangerment of children under the age of 18, where the suspect is a family member, guardian or caregiver. They also investigate all parental abductions that are in violation of court custody orders. An on-call detective is available to respond to incidents and are assisted by a child advocate and a forensic nurse, if needed. Detectives also investigates any physical abuse, mental suffering, neglect, or isolation of any elder (age 65 or older) or that of a dependent adult (age 18-64). Dependent adults are defined as those individuals who have physical or mental limitations restricting his/her ability to carry out normal activities.

Contact Numbers and Hours: 

Child/Elder Abuse - (562) 570-7321, 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
Child/Elder Abuse Fax - (562) 570-7111

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Who should I call if I witness/hear a child being abused?
A: If you witness a child being physically or sexually abused, or a situation of child endangerment, you should call 9-1-1 to report the incident.

Q: Who can I call if I do not witness, but suspect a child is possibly being abused?
A: If you suspect a child is being abused, endangered or neglected and would like to make a report, you may call either LBPD Dispatch at (562) 435-6711 or the Department of Children and Family Services at (800) 540-4000.

For more information on Department of Children and Family Services go to: http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/contactus/childabuse.html

Q: Who should I call if I witness and elder or dependent adult being abused?
A: If you witness an elder or dependent adult being physically or sexually abused you should call 9-1-1 to report the incident.

Q: Who can I call if I do not witness, but suspect an elder or dependent adult is possibly being abused physically, sexually or financially, or is being neglected or isolated?
A: If you suspect an elder or dependent adult is being abused and would like to make a report, you may call either LBPD Dispatch at (562) 435-6711 or Adult Protective Services at (800) 477-3646.

For more information on Adult Protective Services go to: http://css.lacounty.gov/aps.aspx 


The Sex Crimes Detail investigates sexual assault cases where the suspect is not a family member, guardian or caregiver. Detectives investigate all indecent exposure and child annoyance cases. They monitor all sex registrants who reside in the city and make public notifications of high risk and serious sex offenders when it is determined appropriate. The detail manages the Criminal Registration Unit, which has the task of registering persons who are living in Long Beach and have been convicted of specified crimes related to arson, narcotics, and sexual offenses. An on-call detective is available to respond 24 hours a day when certain criteria is met. Respondents may include a sex crimes detective, a Sexual Assault Crisis Agency advocate, a Deputy District Attorney and a Forensic Nurse Specialist.

Contact Numbers and Hours: 

Sex Crimes Detail - (562) 570-7368, 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Sex Crimes Fax - (562) 570-7111
Sex Crimes (Tip Line) - (562) 570-7878

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the purpose of a sexual assault examination?
A: Sexual assault exams are performed when specified criteria is met. The exam is conducted to recover any possible evidence for criminal prosecution.

Q: How do I report a crime?
A: A victim of a sex crime may call LBPD Dispatch at (5632) 435-6711 to have a uniformed police officer respond to their location or victims may walk into any police station to report the incident.

Q: Who can provide counseling/support services to a victim of a sex crime?
A: For victims who are 14 years of age and older, you may call the YMCA of Greater Los Angeles at (310) 763-9995. For victims who are 13 years of age and younger, you may call For The Child at (562) 427-7671.


The Domestic Violence Detail investigates cases involving physical and sexual assaults that occur within dating, romantic, marital or living together relationships, including same sex relationships. Detectives investigate violations of restraining and protective court orders and stalking as related to the aforementioned relationships. A shelter advocate works in conjunction with the detail, to assist victims with temporary emergency shelter and other resources that pertain to victims of domestic violence and their children. An on-call detective and a victim advocate are available to respond 24-hours a day, when certain criteria is met.

Contact Numbers and Hours:

Domestic Violence - (562) 570-7277, 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Domestic Violence Fax - (562) 570-7111

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How can victims of domestic violence obtain a restraining order?
A: Obtain a free application and instruction packet from the Long Beach Courthouse (275 Magnolia Avenue). Complete the required forms and process.

Q: Who can provide counseling/support services to victims of domestic violence?
A: There are various organizations in the greater Long Beach area that are available to assist victims of domestic violence. The following is a list of organizations: 

1736 Family Crisis Center
(310) 379-3620
Temporary housing for teens, battered women and their children

Family Service
(562) 436-9893 or (562) 493-1496
Individual, marriage and family counseling. Parent classes. Support groups. Domestic Violence Prevention Program.

Interval House
(562) 594-4555 or (714) 891-8121
Shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence. Counseling programs.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles/Domestic Violence Project
(562) 435-3501
Free legal assistance in domestic violence matters.

Long Beach City Prosecutor Victim's Advocate
(562) 570-5632 

National Council Alcoholism & Drug Dependency, Inc. (NCADD)
(562) 426-8262

Women to Women program. Domestic violence programs.
Rainbow Services
(310) 547-9343
Shelter, counseling and other services for battered women and their children.

Su Casa Hotline
(562) 402-4888
Bilingual 24-hour hotline for battered women.

WomenShelter of Long Beach Hotline
(800) 843-5200 or (562) 570-7253 or (562) HER-HOME / 437-4663
Shelter, counseling and other resources for victims of domestic violence and their children



The Administrative Vice Detail is responsible for the processing and regulation of Entertainment Permits, licensing and regulation of alcohol establishments, and taxi and tow operator/driver permits, as well as masseuse permits and a variety of other special permits.


Detectives assigned to the Field Investigations Detail are responsible for the investigation of human trafficking cases, enforcement of prostitution and lewd conduct laws, and regulation of entertainment and alcohol establishments.

Senate Bill 1193 Posting of Human Trafficking Notices
Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the United States and California is one of the top trafficking destinations. Senate Bill 1193 requires specific businesses to post notices in several languages (English/Spanish/Chinese and English/Spanish/Khmer are below).

Stop Human Trafficking Poster      StopHumanTraffickingPoster


The detectives of the MCI Detail are responsible for presenting cases to the District Attorney's Office and the City Prosecutor's Office for the issuance of criminal complaints. The detail files what are commonly referred to as "stand alone cases." These cases do not require significant follow-up investigation. The detail handles cases in which the suspect has been taken into custody or issued a misdemeanor citation. The MCI detectives file primarily felony and misdemeanor drug cases in which the suspect has been arrested. 

MCI Detail - (562) 570-7307


Detectives are responsible for the apprehension of fugitives and monitoring of sexual registrants (290 PC) in accordance with the law. They serve as the Department's liaison between management/labor related to labor disputes in Long Beach. Additionally, they conduct investigations related to illegal gambling operations.

Contact Numbers and Hours: 

Vice Investigations -  (562) 570-7219, 8 am-5 pm Monday - Friday
Vice Investigations Fax - (562) 570-4612