The objective of the Palm Desert Police Department’s Investigative Bureau is to provide assistance and service to the city of Palm Desert in order to promote a safe environment for our citizens. Our main focus is in the area of follow up investigations on major crimes, which are too involved or specialized for the patrol unit to handle. Our goal is to maintain and develop investigative specialties through training and experience, in order to stay ahead of future trends involving criminal activity.
The Investigations Bureau is comprised of one (1) Sheriff’s Lieutenant, two (2) Sheriff’s Sergeants, and fifteen (15) dedicated Investigators assigned to various specialties, such as robbery, assaults, sex crimes, child abuse, and property crimes, as well as missing persons, runaways, and domestic violence investigations. These investigators are goal oriented and take pride in their assignment.