The Detective Bureau is responsible for investigating crimes against property (fraud, burglary, vehicle theft, etc.), crimes against persons (assaults, domestic violence, etc.), and crimes against the public (narcotics, prostitution, intelligence gathering, counterfeiting, etc.).
Detectives generally do not take initial reports, but do investigate and follow-up on reports originated by patrol officers who have made the initial response to the scene of the crime/incident. The assigned Detective then reviews those reports for any leads or evidence that would require a follow-up investigation and additional work is undertaken in an attempt to bring the case to a resolution. Detectives work closely with investigators from neighboring jurisdictions as well as County, State, and Federal agencies who may have similar crime trends or suspects. Detectives also tend to all matters involving juveniles.
Detectives will also conduct background investigation for Firearms Permit applications. For more information on Firearms, visit the Firearms page.
Detective Keith Bott
(201) 664-7000 ext. 164
Detective Sergeant Michael Fortunat
(201) 664-7000 ext. 167