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Investigations Division

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Criminal Investigations (CID):


Property Crimes (PCU)


(619) 691-5129

Secretary: (619) 691-5146

The Property Crimes Unit investigates all property related crimes including commercial burglary, residential burglary, motor vehicle theft, fraud, forgery, arson, computer and Internet related theft or fraud.


Crimes of Violence (COV)

(619) 691-5202

The Chula Vista Police Department Crimes of Violence Unit investigates many different types of crime including homicide, kidnapping, robbery, assault, criminal threats, gang crimes, death investigations and missing persons. 


Family Protection Unit (FPU)

(619) 585-5775

Secretary: (619) 409-5830

The Family Protection Unit investigates domestic violence, sexual assaults, crimes against children, physical elder abuse, sex offender registrants, and reports of suspected child abuse from Child Protective Services and reports of suspected elder abuse from Adult Protective Services.

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Digital Evidence Unit (DEU)

(619) 691-5703

The Digital Evidence Unit obtains, analyzes, and manages all digital evidence including personal computer/device data, service provider data, body worn camera video, 911 audio, and police radio traffic recordings.   Their responsibilities include protecting the privacy of the individual and community while lawfully obtaining data necessary for criminal prosecution.  All activity is compliant with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).


Special Operations (Spec Ops):


Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET)

(619) 691-5054

The Narcotic Enforcement Team investigates crimes related to street level and mid-level narcotics dealers in Chula Vista and surrounding areas.  NET also evaluates and investigates citizen complaints of narcotic activities, and assists outside agencies with narcotic investigations with a nexus to Chula Vista.

Special Investigations Unit (SIU)

(619) 691-5059

Licensing Desk: (619) 691-5244

The Special Investigations Unit gathers, analyzes and disseminates proactive criminal intelligence information to support internal and external law enforcement efforts within the community. SIU also conducts sensitive investigations in the areas of intelligence, narcotics, vice, police-regulated businesses, and public corruption. SIU is responsible for maintaining liaison with the local, state and federal law enforcement intelligence representatives.  

SIU is responsible for processing; reviewing and inspecting all police regulated businesses including:

  • Massage
  • Holistic Health Practitioners
  • Massage Technicians
  • Solicitors or Transient Merchants
  • Vending Vehicle Inspections
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Alcohol Beverage Control Applications
  • Cardrooms



School Resource Unit (SRO):

(619) 691-5124

Secretary: (619) 691-5133

The School Resource Unit is comprised of Chula Vista law enforcement officers that function as School Resource Officers (SRO). School Resource Officers are assigned to Chula Vista elementary, middle, and high schools with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe, secure and orderly learning environment for students, teachers and staff.

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