The Street Crimes Unit is made up of 7 Detectives and one Detective Sergeant. One of the seven Detectives is assigned full time to the San Joaquin County Auto Theft Taskforce (Delta RATT). The Street Crimes Unit investigates crimes such as narcotics activity and vice crimes, where an officer has to conduct an investigation while undercover.
The Street Crimes Unit also supplements the Detective Unit with major crimes such as homicide, rape, kidnapping and major assaults, and can be assigned specialized investigations as assigned by the Chief of Police. The Street Crimes Unit is also involved with educating the public regarding the topic of narcotics.
Several lectures and speaking engagements are scheduled throughout the year with public and private schools as well as private clubs and neighborhood organizations. Although the Street Crimes Unit is a proactive policing unit, it handles an influx of information from the public regarding suspected narcotics activity and other crimes. In 2018 the gang detectives were added to the Street Crimes Unit to form a single unit.
IF YOU SUSPECT NARCOTICS ACTIVITY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD:
Things to look for:
- Unusual amount of traffic (vehicles or pedestrian)
- Short stay traffic
- Activity at the location at all hours of the day and night
- Unusual chemical odors
- Excessively bright lights coming from houses
If you notice any of these things in your neighborhood you can contact the Street Crimes Unit directly at 456-8152.