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Bureau of Investigation

The Division of Law Enforcement’s Bureau of Investigation (BI) is comprised of Special Agents that perform a myriad of duties. Agents are experts in conducting complex criminal investigations ranging from identity theft to trans-national criminal enterprises. Agents are assigned to regional offices and task force offices throughout the state.

The mission of BI is to provide statewide expert investigative services combating multi-jurisdictional criminal organizations. Through leadership and innovative programs, the BI will enhance public safety by focusing law enforcement efforts in the areas of organized crime, consumer fraud protection, cyber-crimes, and any crime or civil action of statewide importance to the Attorney General.

Anti-Terrorism Program

This program works with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of detecting, investigating, prosecuting, dismantling, preventing and responding to domestic and international terrorist activities in a unified and coordinated manner.

California Anti-Money Laundering Alliance (CAMLA)

The California Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement, has established the California Anti-Money Laundering Alliance (CAMLA), a specialized, multi-agency team of financial forensic investigators who provide technical and logistical support to combat transnational criminal organizations' (TCO) financial crimes along the California/Mexico border.

Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP)

This program, along with local, state, and federal partner agencies, eradicate the large scale illegal marijuana cultivations from public and private lands that cause deforestation, damage to wildlife habitats, pose dangers to the public, and hazardous chemical pollutions.

Clandestine Laboratory Coordination Program (Clan Labs)

This program is part of a national strategy, intelligence sharing and training initiative addressing methamphetamine and pharmaceutical drug crimes in the United States.

Controlled Chemical Substance Program (CCSP)

This program monitors the use of meth-making products such as reagents, solvents, laboratory glass flasks and precursor chemicals that are needed for clan lab operations.

Foreign Prosecutions and Law Enforcement Unit (FPLEU)

This program provides assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies in the location and prosecution of suspects who are Mexican nationals accused of committing violent crimes in California and flee to Mexico to avoid arrest and prosecution in California.

Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit (LEIU)

This program provides leadership and promotes professionalism in the criminal intelligence community in order to protect public safety and constitutional rights.

Los Angeles Clearing House (LA CLEAR)

This program provides strategic investigative research and analysis, tactical case and special operations support, as well as real-time “officer safety” related operational intelligence.

Recycle Fraud Program (Recycle Fraud)

This program’s primary objective is to detect and stop existing fraud by organized criminal groups against the Beverage Container Recycling Fund (Recycling Fund) and to deter future fraud through the successful prosecution of criminal activity.

San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF)

The mission of the SD HTTF is to disrupt and dismantle human trafficking and child exploitation organizations through a comprehensive, collaborative and regional law enforcement and prosecution response, in order to identify and rescue victims and hold their offenders accountable; along with promoting community awareness, expanding the exchange of information, and enhancing law enforcement resources and training. Victims of human trafficking can be anyone, including men, women, children, adults, foreign nationals, or U.S. citizens. Victims are protected under the law.

San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (LECC)

This program provides responsive event de-confliction, case/subject de-confliction via pointer index, case support, intelligence fusion, and predictive analyses, Law Enforcement Coordination Center intelligence subsystems, and member agency intelligence units.

Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance (Alliance)

This program works to enhance and better coordinate investigations and prosecutions of money laundering in the Southwest Border Area which includes the area within 200 miles of the United States/Mexico border on either side of the border and all of Arizona.

Special Investigations Team (SIT) Program

This program will consist of the SIT Teams, which provide investigative assistance to the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division, Division of Public Rights and Division of Criminal Law units.

Special Operations Unit (SOU)

This program provides statewide enforcement for combating intrastate drug trafficking and violent career criminals and gangs.

Task Force Program

This program allows BI to maintain partnerships with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to coordinate and concentrate efforts against drug trafficking, and major crimes, underground economy and human trafficking.

Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE Task Force)

The Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) Task Force is a pilot program facilitated by California Assembly Bill 576, Revenue Recovery and Collaborative Enforcement Team Act. TRaCE joins existing state and federal resources to collaboratively combat illegal business activities that rob California of public funds and its citizens of public services. The Task Force is comprised of investigators and special agents from multiple agencies working together to investigate, prosecute and recover revenue lost to the underground economy.

Western States Information Network (WSIN)

This program is one of six Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) projects funded by Congress through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

White Collar Investigation Teams (WCIT)

The California Department of Justice, Bureau of Investigation, White Collar Investigation Teams, are dedicated to using its skills to investigate white collar crimes, criminal activities such as public corruption, money laundering, corporate fraud, securities and commodities fraud, mortgage fraud, financial institution fraud, bank fraud and embezzlement, fraud against the government, election law violations, mass marketing fraud, and health care fraud.

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