Detective Bureau

Westlake Police Department’s Detective Bureau is responsible for the investigation of all felony and serious misdemeanor crimes with the intent to bring the violator before a court of law and recover stolen property. Primarily, Detective Bureau personnel focus on the following:
  • Investigations of incidents which are a violation of the law
  • Personnel investigations to determine the suitability of applicants for positions of public trust
  • Investigation of conditions and circumstances that may be criminal in nature
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Detectives gather and prepare the results of these investigations for presentation to the grand jury and prosecution. The Detective Bureau is commanded by a lieutenant, who currently oversees six detectives or patrolmen assigned to bureau duties.