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Detective Bureau

Detective Bureau

The Murrieta Police Department's detective bureau includes several investigative units that address an assortment of crime problems within our community.  These work groups include general investigations detectives, the Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) detectives, juvenile investigations detectives and detectives assigned to a variety of specialized investigative task forces.

Our investigative personnel are committed to providing the highest level of service to the community, with the end goal of keeping Murrieta one of the safest cities in the nation.

Lieutenant Ron Driscoll
(951) 461-6377

General Detectives

The detective bureau investigates complex cases referred by patrol. The department’s detective bureau is staffed with general detectives that handle all crimes including, property crimes, sex crimes, robberies, larceny and homicide. General detectives receive specialized training in their area of assignment as well as cross training in other areas. They frequently coordinate the on-scene investigations of major crimes, assist in the initial investigation of crimes that require their expertise, and conduct follow-up on all crime reports initiated by patrol officers.

Sergeant Spencer Parker
(951) 461-6364

Special Enforcement Team

The detective bureau’s Special Enforcement Team (S.E.T.) detectives handle quality of life investigations, including narcotic enforcement. The Special Enforcement Team is dedicated to aggressively investigating narcotic related offenses, as well as any other specialized cases that affect the citizens of Murrieta. This area of enforcement is unique and requires highly specialized training. SET investigations often require investigators to act in an undercover capacity.

Sergeant Scott Montez
(951) 461-6370

Juvenile Investigations

The detective bureau’s Juvenile Investigations unit investigates crimes committed by and against the juveniles of our community. The unit works as a resource for general detectives and has close ties with the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. The unit is responsible for running several youth programs within the community and staffs school resource officers at our local school sites.

Sergeant Dave Baca
(951) 461-6308

Task Force Assignments

Currently four Murrieta Police detectives serve on task force units within the county of Riverside working narcotics (DEA Riverside Enforcement Group 2), auto theft (RAID), supervision of post-released ex-convicts (AB 109 Central-PACT task force) and gangs (GTF).

DEA Riverside Enforcement Group 2 - Handles major narcotics cases

Regional Auto Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) - Handles auto theft cases throughout Riverside County

Real Estate Fraud Task Force - Investigates and prosecutes a variety of cases involving real estate transactions and/or recorded deeds; including loan and mortgage fraud, straw purchases, mortgage rescue schemes, false or forged documents and any other crimes that affect title or equity for real property.

AB 109 Central-PACT - Focus on "high-risk" and "at-large" Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offenders that pose the most risk to public safety.

Gang Task Force (GTF) - The Murrieta Temecula Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) is currently supervised by a Murrieta Police Sergeant. The department houses the regional gang task force assigned to this region. Gang related cases investigated within the city are handled by GTF, as well as general detectives.

Sergeant Steve Dyer
(951) 461-6363