The Major Crimes Division Wiki
The Major Crimes Division Wiki


NOTE: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) featured in the Major Crimes Universe is fictional but it's loosely based on the organization of the real LAPD from 2005, the year The Closer premiered. As such, it's presumed that the organization of the Detective Bureau is also mostly from 2005.

The Detective Bureau (DB) of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) provides functional leadership for detective operations citywide, including all specialized detective functions assigned to the Detective Bureau and the 21 geographic detective divisions throughout the city.


Commanding Officer[]

The Commanding Officer of the Detective Bureau is currently unknown. The Commanding Officer holds the rank of Deputy Chief and is also known as the Chief of Detectives.

The Chief of Detectives is responsible for managing, supervising, and coordinating the operations of the Detective Bureau. The Chief of Detectives is also the LAPD's Domestic Violence Coordinator and the liaison officer to the judiciary, District Attorney, City Attorney, and Federal Law Enforcement Investigators.

Assistant Commanding Officer[]

The Assistant Commanding Officer of the Detective Bureau is currently unknown. The Assistant Commanding Officer holds the rank of Commander.

The Assistant Commanding Officer assists the Chief of Detectives in coordinating the bureau's activities and will act as the Commanding Officer during the Chief's absence. The Assistant Commanding Officer is also the LAPD's Witness Protection Coordinator, Hate Crime Coordinator, Narcotics Coordinator, and Vice Coordinator.

Divisions of the Detective Bureau[]

Commercial Crimes Division[]

The Commercial Crimes Division (CCD) is responsible for investigations into frauds, computer crimes, financial crimes, and certain select burglary, theft, auto theft, and robbery crimes, as well as enforcing the rules and regulations governing pawnshops, junk dealers, and any other business handling secondhand merchandise.

Detective Support Division[]

The Detective Support Division (DSD) is responsible for investigating missing persons, hate crimes, threats made to public officials/prominent persons, and aggravated stalking. The division is also responsible for enforcing firearm laws and processing concealed firearm license applications.

Known personnel[]

Juvenile Division[]

The Juvenile Division (JUV) is responsible for juvenile narcotics enforcement, child abuse and child exploitation investigations, overseeing the Department's youth programs, and providing Department-wide juvenile advice, consulting, and training.

Narcotics Division[]

The Narcotics Division (ND) is responsible for monitoring narcotic enforcement efforts on a citywide basis and investigating major occurrences involving narcotics and dangerous drugs which are illegally manufactured, supplied, or distributed; and investigating major suppliers and distributors of narcotics or dangerous drugs who are engaged in illegal activities on an organized, commercial basis.

Known personnel[]

Robbery-Homicide Division[]

The Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) investigates select homicides, threats against officers, bank robberies and other selected robberies, extortions, sex crimes, and kidnappings on a citywide basis.

Vice Division[]

The Vice Division (VD) is responsible for enforcement of vice activities such as gaming, bookmaking, pornography, and prostitution. The division also investigates community problems and addresses Alcoholic Beverage Control issues, and provides oversight, training, and support to all LAPD entities regarding vice enforcement.

Investigative Analysis Unit[]

The Investigative Analysis Unit (IAU) is responsible for researching, developing, reporting, and implementing improvements in investigative techniques and procedures used by investigative officers; studying and assisting in the development of automated systems useful to investigating officers; assisting crime analysis units within the Office of Operations in analyzing crime statistical trends; and preparing correspondence concerning investigative procedures and techniques. The IAU also provides administrative and technical support to DB.

As featured in the Major Crimes Universe.
Los Angeles Police Department
General information Organizational chart Ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department Awards of the Los Angeles Police Department Police Administration Building
Office of the Chief of Police Professional Standards Bureau:
Force Investigation Division
Counter-Terrorism Bureau
Office of Operations Major Crimes Division Criminal Intelligence Division
Special Operations Bureau:
Detective Bureau:
Other units Office of Support Services:
Scientific Investigation Division
Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy