Criminal Investigations — About Us
Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) special agents are sworn peace officers responsible for investigating individuals and business entities.
Our special agents:
§ Gather evidence, and identify assets and liabilities.
§ Interview witnesses and interrogate suspects.
§ Plan and execute search and arrest warrants.
§ Work with other city, county, state, and federal organizations and law enforcement agencies.
§ Testify as expert witnesses.
Computer Forensic Examiners
CIB computer forensic examiners (CFEs) are sworn peace officers.
§ Seize computers and computer systems during the execution of search warrants.
§ Acquire forensically sound images of data.
§ Conduct forensic analysis of images.
Investigation Services Team
CIB forensic auditors review, organize, and analyze criminal case information obtained by our special agents.
Our forensic auditors:
§ Develop potential criminal cases through investigative leads, referrals, and other resources.
§ Prepare financial schedules to determine tax liabilities.
§ Search for documents and other evidence during search warrants.
Administrative Services Team
CIB administrative staff assists our special agents and forensic auditors with compiling data for lead development workloads.
§ Performs budget duties.
§ Coordinates CIB training.
§ Serves as evidence recorders on search warrants.
§ Functions as property custodians.
§ Processes payments.
§ Monitors terms of probation.
Public Information Officer
The Public Information Officer manages publicity and addresses media on site when needed. With media coverage, CIB can complete our mission to maintain the public’s trust and encourage compliance with California’s income tax laws.
Calendar year to date investigation statistics
Since actions on a specific investigation may cross years, the data shown may not represent the same universe of cases shown in other actions within the same time period. For example, an investigation initiated in 2009 may not be sentenced until 2012.
As of December 31, 2013, we had 31 active special agents in the bureau.
|Type of Action||2014||2013||2012|
|Number of search warrants||20||37||50|
|Total search warrant locations||65||144||171|
|Prosecution cases recommended||21||44||47|
|Months of probation||96||516||912|
* Through September 30, 2014
**Guilty pleas + nolo contendere + guilty verdicts