Investigations Division

Commander Rick Murray oversees the Investigations Unit. He can be reached at 805-339-4343 or rmurray@venturapd.org

Crime Analyst Amanda Valenti sitting on a wooden bench in the foyer. A few green potted plants are behind her. She is wearing a black sleeveless blouse. She is smiling.

Crime Analysis: The main function of the Department's civilian Crime Analyst is to convert data into useful information and get that information to the people who can best use it. Crime Analysis provides support for a number of department functions, including patrol deployment, special and tactical operations, investigations, crime prevention, and administration. Contact Crime Analyst, Amanda Valenti, at 805-339-4357, avalenti@cityofventura.ca.gov

Major Crimes: The Major Crimes Unit is responsible for investigating major crimes, felonies, and gang crimes committed in the City of Ventura. Contact Sergeant Bill Dolan at 805-339-4444 or bdolan@venturapd.org 

Special Victims Unit: This unit investigates domestic violence, child neglect and abuse, sexual assault, embezzlement, and elder abuse. Contact Sergeant Joe Munger at 805-339-4495 or jmunger@cityofventura.ca.gov

Street Crimes Unit: The Detectives within SCU are assigned to investigate commercial and residential burglary, grand theft, identity theft, and other property-related crimes.  SCU Detectives also investigate narcotic related offenses. Contact Sergeant Ted Caliento at805-339-4389 orecaliento@venturapd.org

Neighborhood Narcotics Unit: Narcotics Detectives investigate narcotics sales, manufacturing, and transportation of various controlled substances. Contact Sergeant Jon Fournell at 805-339-4468 or jfournell@cityofventura.ca.gov

Crime Scene Investigations CSI is responsible for collecting and analyzing physical evidence found at major crime scenes. The CSI Investigators processes physical evidence such as fingerprints, blood, fibers, and hair.  The team also takes photographs, both still and video, of major crimes and is often called to testify in court regarding evidence.

Criminal Investigative Technicians
Street Crimes Unit
CSI