Task Force Assignments
There are currently nine Murrieta Police detectives serving on task force units within the county of Riverside working narcotics, auto theft, supervision of post-released ex-convicts and gangs.
- Inland CrackDown Allied Task Force (INCA): The INCA Task Force, led by the DOJ’s Division of Law Enforcement, is comprised of Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations and local law enforcement agencies. It’s mission is to target Drug Trafficking Organizations operating in the Inland Empire Region. The primary focus of INCA is cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine and money laundering investigations.
- Regional Auto Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID): The Riverside Auto-Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID) was formed in 1993 pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 9250.14 and Riverside County Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 91-265. RAID was designed as a multi-agency task force with the primary mission of reducing the incidence of vehicle theft and increasing the apprehension of the professional vehicle thieves in Riverside County . The unit also provides expert vehicle theft training and intelligence sharing with local law enforcement agencies.
- 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.
- Gang Impact Team (GIT): The Gang Impact Team is supervised by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation and staffed by agents from the DA’s Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Marshal's Service (USMS), the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, and detectives and resources from the Beaumont, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Murrieta, and Riverside Police Departments. The Gang Impact Team proactively addresses violent and firearm-related crimes and quality of life issues in Riverside County.
- Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (OCRCFL): The program is a partnership between the FBI and 15 law enforcement agencies operating a regional, digital forensic task force. OCRCFL’s participating agencies include local and federal agencies from Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The task force’s service area covers the Central District of California which includes approximately 250 law enforcement agencies. Services offered include pre-seizure consultation, onsite collection of digital evidence, preservation of digital devices/ files, forensics examinations of digital media and courtroom testimony.
- Riverside County Child Exploitation Team (RCCET): The Riverside County Child Exploitation Team is dedicated to proactively monitoring and tracking registered sex offenders to ensure their compliance with registration requirements and to protect our children through community education and the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those who commit Internet crimes against children.
RCCET is also a member of the San Diego ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force. There are 61 regional ICAC Task Forces nationwide which are funded by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. ICAC Task Forces were developed in response to an increasing number of children and teens using the Internet, the abundance of online child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators seeking unsupervised contact with underage children.
RCCET is supervised by the Riverside County DA’s Bureau of Investigation and staffed with DA Investigators, Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents, Homeland Security Investigators, and California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation Special Services Agents, Riverside County Sheriff Investigators, and Detectives from the Beaumont, Blythe, Desert Hot Springs, Menifee, Murrieta, and Riverside Police Departments.
- Inland Empire Mail Theft Task Force: The Inland Empire Mail Theft Task Force was developed as a cooperative effort between local and federal law enforcement to investigate and deter criminal offenses involving the United States Postal Service, including mail theft and robberies of USPS employees, mail fraud, money laundering, identity theft, embezzlement schemes, and other related crimes in and around the Inland Empire.