Investigative Services

InvestigationsThe primary function of the Investigative Services Unit is to conduct the follow-up investigation after a crime has been reported.  The goal is to identify the perpetrators of the crime to assist the District Attorney’s Office in the successful prosecution of the suspect(s).

The Investigative Services Unit also provides support to victims of crimes during the course of an investigation.  Both crime victims and the community benefit from the prosecution and punishment of criminals.

Many investigations can be completed in a matter of weeks, whereas other investigations may take years before they are solved.

Each detective makes every attempt to prioritize their work so that cases involving injured persons, threats to personal safety or significant property loss receive the most immediate attention.

The Investigative Services Unit of the Special Enforcement Division of the Campbell Police Department is comprised of one Sergeant and five investigators. The Division is managed by the Special Enforcement Division Captain. Each of the investigators is trained in investigative methods and their area of specialization. There are three areas of specialization: Robbery/Homicide, Sexual Assault, and Property/Financial Crimes. There is one Robbery/Homicide investigator, one Sexual Assault investigator, one Property/Financial Crimes investigator, and two General investigators.

The Campbell Police Department also participates in the Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team (SCCSET) regional task force.  An additional investigator from the Investigative Services Unit is assigned to this task force on a full-time basis. This investigator works with the task force to combat crime in Santa Clara County and bring valuable skills back to the Campbell Police Department.

The Sergeant of the Investigative Services Unit is responsible for all case assignments, evidence reviews, case reviews, supervision of search warrants, parole and property searches, and investigative operations. The Sergeant coordinates all the activities of the investigators of the Unit. The Unit investigates between 400-500 cases per year ranging in all levels of complexity. 
Identity Theft
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America today. It is estimated that one out of every five people will become a victim of identity theft. Although, a person cannot completely control whether or not they will become a victim, there are many ways to minimize your risk. On the many available internet websites regarding identity theft, you will find ways to minimize your risks in addition to what to do if you become a victim.

If you do become a victim of identity theft and you are a resident of the City of Campbell, no matter where the crime occurred, the Campbell Police Department will take a report.


Investigators from the Campbell Police Department participate in a regional task force that specializes in narcotics enforcement.

Any activity you recognize as suspicious in your neighborhood could be narcotics related. A high volume of foot and vehicle traffic to a residence could indicate drug trafficking. Unusual chemical smells coming from a building could be due to drug manufacturing.

Report Narcotics Activity
If the activity is occurring in the City of Campbell and is in progress or happening right now, call 911. If you would like to provide information regarding on-going narcotics activity and it is not in progress, call 408-866-2101.

Internet Fraud Complaint Center
The Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

IFCC's mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IFCC provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IFCC offers a central repository for complaints related to Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.