Welcome to the Des Moines Police Department's Detective Bureau. This bureau initiates proactive criminal investigations and does the follow-up investigation on all criminal offenses reported in our community. The primary function of the Bureau is to ensure that cases are complete and properly prepared for prosecution. The Bureau is commanded by a Captain.
Investigators are assigned to various specialized sections. As a result of specialization they develop a high level of expertise in dealing with specific types of crime and categories of people. Through community outreach and coordination with other agencies the Detective Bureau has been able to extend its limited resources or maximize its efforts.
The Detective Bureau includes the following sections and sub-sections
Crimes Against Persons
Crimes Against Property
To contact any of the above sections, call (515) 283-4864, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Vice and Narcotics Control Section
The Vice & Narcotics section is responsible for collecting, archiving and disseminating vice and narcotics-related intelligence for successful investigations and prosecutions.