Investigations

The Whittier Police Department maintains two investigation divisions. One division handles all Whittier cases while the other division investigates crimes which occur in the city of Santa Fe Springs.

After a report is taken in the field by a patrol officer, it is forwarded to the detective desk for investigation. Detectives follow up on leads, interview witnesses, victims and suspects and build a case against those who commit crimes in our community.

From fraud and theft to kidnapping and murder, Whittier Police detectives spend many hours following up on information, pursuing leads, and solving crimes. Detectives are the ones who file cases against criminals and work hand in hand with the district attorney's office for successful prosecution.

Whittier Police Department detectives are assigned to the Investigations Bureau for 5 to 8 years. At the end of their detail, detectives go back into uniforms and patrol the streets of the city, using the knowledge they have gained in the Investigations Division to better serve the community.

If you have information that will help the Whittier Police detectives solve a crime, please call (562) 945-8266 or use our anonymous tip line at (562) 567-9299.

You may also provide crime tips using our anonymous electronic form.