County Detectives

The County Detectives Bureau is the investigative arm of the District Attorney. County Detectives have full police powers and are often called upon to assist other law enforcement agencies in the investigation of complicated crimes requiring special expertise or additional personnel. County Detectives also investigate crimes beyond the jurisdiction of local police agencies and manage countywide task forces to reduce crime in specific areas such as DUI (driving under the influence), drugs, child abuse and domestic violence. The County Detectives Bureau was established in 1876.

Goals of County Detectives Bureau

  • Assist the District Attorney in investigations and prosecutions
  • Advance the science and discipline of police administration and crime prevention
  • Develop, improve and promote administrative, technical and investigative techniques
  • Foster police cooperation among all agencies
  • Encourage all police officers to the highest standard of conduct and professionalism
  • Serve the welfare, safety and needs of the citizens of Erie County

County Detectives Bureau Focus Areas

  • Child abuse
  • Drug interdiction
  • DUI enforcement
  • Elder abuse
  • Fugitive apprehension and extradition
  • Gambling
  • High-tech crime investigation
  • Investigations
  • Major crimes
  • Private criminal complaint investigation
  • Violent crimes against women
  • Weed and Seed Drug Task Force