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Division & Units

Investigative Services Division

The Modesto Police Department Investigative Services Division (ISD) is responsible for following up and investigating felony cases that are forwarded by patrol officers, and preparing the cases for presentation to the District Attorney’s Office.

The Investigative Services Division is staffed with over 85 sworn and professional personnel consisting of detectives, community service officers, crime analysts, and crime scene investigators. The units within Investigative Services Division consist of the following:

·         Violent Crimes Unit (VCU)

o   Robbery / Homicide

o   Crimes Against Persons

o   Cold Case

o   Missing Persons

o   Gang Intelligence


·         Special Crimes Unit (SCU)

o   Special Victims Unit (SVU)

o   Tech Crime

o   Identification Unit (CSI)


·         Property Crimes Unit (PCU)

o   Burglary

o   Economic Crimes

o   Auto Theft

o   Crime Analysis

o   Warrants

o   Pawn / Metal Detail


·         Street Gang Unit (SGU)

o   Gang Suppression

o   Gang Member Documentation


·         Modesto Narcotics Enforcement Team (MNET)

o   Street Level Drug Investigations


Members of the Modesto Police Department Investigative Services Division also participate in the following two multi-agency task forces.


·         Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force (CVGIT)

o   A multi-agency task force

o   FBI Safe Streets


·         Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency (SDEA)

o   A multi-agency task force

o   High Intensity Drug Traffic Area (HIDTA)

o   Targeting Major Drug Trafficking Organizations

Captain David Van Diemen