The Investigations Bureau for the Marina Police Department is responsible for the investigation of major crimes reported to the Marina Police Department, including but not limited to:
The Investigations Bureau takes on cases that are too time consuming or too complex for the amount of time a patrol officer can spend on them. Detectives are involved in following up on cases by obtaining more detailed statements from involved parties, evidence examination and submission for lab analysis, preparation and service of search warrants, major crime scene searches, and preparation of cases for filing with the District Attorney's Office.
Each case is evaluated by the Investigations Bureau supervisor prior to assignment to a Detective for solvability factors. In other words, they are prioritized based on how likely the case will come to a successful resolution. They are evaluated based on factors such as whether there are witnesses or physical evidence that can help to identify a suspect, is there traceable property involved, is there a pattern of suspect operation, can the suspect be identified by witnesses, and other factors that can lead to case closure.
You can also help! If you have information on a case assigned to a Detective, please contact them at (831) 884-1210. You can also provide information through our Crime Tip line by calling (831) 884-1278 or online at Crime Tips!