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The Detective Bureau

The Detective Bureau at the Department of Public Safety consists of a detective-sergeant and two sworn detectives. Our detectives are extensively trained in all facets of conducting investigations for all types of incidents. Their responsibilities include crime scene examinations, case follow-up,  investigations, offender processing, and presenting cases for prosecution. They also receive specialized training with an emphasis on areas they frequently handle and are assigned investigations accordingly.

Areas of primary responsibility include:

  • Crimes Against Persons (Assaults)
  • Financial and Computer Crimes (Fraud, Identity Theft, Phishing Scams)
  • Property Crimes (Burglary and Thefts)
  • Stalking (Unwanted Contact)
  • Harassment (Behavior intended to disturb or upset)
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assaults
  • Bias - Hate crimes  (Occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her perceived membership in a certain social group)
  • Missing persons (Students and University faculty and staff)
  • Vandalism (Damage to University or personal property)
  • Background Investigations
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Maintaining the DPS Anonymous Tipline
  • Fingerprinting by appointment only

The Detective Bureau has an exemplary reputation in the law enforcement community and our detectives have participated in numerous multi-jurisdictional investigations with federal, state and municipal agencies. Their primary goal is to work together to keep the community safe.

To submit information regarding an incident on campus fill out the Anonymous Tip Line.

To make an appointment for fingerprinting please contact the Detective Bureau directly at (609) 258-3705.

Meet the members of the Detective Bureau

 (From left: Alvan Flanders, Detective Sergeant, James Lanzi, Detective; Michele Aversa, Detective)