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The Investigations Division consists of specialized units whose officers and detectives work predominately plain-clothes assignments. The units within the General and Special Investigations Division include Crimes of Violence, Property Crimes, Family Protection, Special Investigations, Narcotics Enforcement Team, and task forces including South County JUDGE, RATT, and SWB AML Team ONE.

Capt. Lon Turner
Lon Turner
Captain Lon Turner began his volunteer service with the police department in 1984 as a police explorer and later a reserve officer. In 1990, he was hired as a State Traffic Officer by the California Highway Patrol. In July 1991, Captain Turner rejoined the police department as a regular sworn officer. He served as a field training officer, mobile field force member, narcotics detective, and task force agent. He received civic and department awards for "Officer of the Year", auto theft, proactive narcotics arrests, and lifesaving. In 1997, he was nominated for "Narc of the Year" with the California Narcotic Officers' Association (CNOA). In 2000, he was promoted to sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor and Special Investigations Unit supervisor. He was promoted to police lieutenant in 2004. As a police lieutenant, he served as a Watch Commander, Jail manager, acting Crime Lab manager, Professional Standards Unit manager, and Investigations lieutenant. In 2013, he was promoted to Captain and currently leads the Investigations Division.

Captain Turner received his Associate's Degree from Southwestern Community College. He holds a Bachelor's Degree (Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice and Master's Degree in Public Administration from National University.

Captain Turner is a graduate of POST Command College (Class 49) and received the peer nominated "Hank E. Kohen" award for "most inspirational" student in 2011. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program and Drug Enforcement Administration's Drug Unit Commanders Academy (Class 71). He is a lifetime member of the CNOA, a published author, and part-time adjunct community college instructor.

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