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Additional Teams

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The Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression Unit (BSU) is comprised of a sergeant, four (4) detectives and three (3) deputies.  The mission and objective of BSU is to reduce thefts within the jurisdiction of the Palm Desert Station, to include the unincorporated county areas and the contract cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells.  BSU proactively investigates all burglary related crimes to bring cases to a successful conclusion by apprehending suspects, recovering stolen property, and educating the public on crime prevention.  BSU may also investigate other non-burglary related crimes as directed via the chain of command, which require the use of mobile and static surveillance techniques and technologies required in the location and apprehension of suspects.


The Coachella Valley Narcotics Task Force (CVNTF) is a multi-agency task force comprised of members from the Cathedral City Police Department, Palm Springs Police Department, Riverside County Probation Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Coachella Police Department, La Quinta Police Department and Palm Desert Police Department.  Their mission is to increase public safety by significantly diminishing the availability and sales of illegal drugs in the cities and adjacent un-incorporated areas of Riverside County, and apprehend the responsible offenders.  


The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force (CVVCGTF) is a multi-agency task force comprised of members from various local law enforcement agencies.  The mission of the CVVCGTF is to allocate resources from all participating agencies for the purpose of promoting safe and secure neighborhoods, free of violent crime and gang violence. Their duties include gang prevention efforts centered on intervention and education, gang suppression patrols and operations, and complex criminal enterprise investigations.  One Palm Desert officer is currently assigned to this team.  


The primary mission of PACT is to work with Probation to immediately focus on “high-risk” and “at-large” Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offenders that pose the most risk to public safety.  PACT will be dedicated to identifying and investigating “non-compliant” PRCS offenders, locating and apprehending “at-large” and “high-risk” PRCS offenders and performing compliance sweeps.  Through sustained, proactive and coordinated investigations, PACT will be able to share information, serve warrants, locate and apprehend PRCS violators and reduce the number of PRCS offenders who abscond.  The support of PACT allows Probation more time and resources to focus on case management and compliance checks.  PACT is currently comprised of TFO’s (Task Force Officers) from Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City Police Department, Probation Office, the District Attorney’s Office, along with Riverside County Sheriff’s. 


The Palm Desert Forensic Services is responsible for proactively responding to residential and commercial burglaries, armed robberies, and similar thefts within the city of Palm Desert.  This forensic services position is intended to perform technical forensic work identifying, collecting, preserving, photographing, interpreting, and comparing fingerprints and other physical evidence at crime scenes and providing professional testimony at criminal trials.