Property Crimes Unit
The Alameda Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit handles a wide range of criminal investigations involving property, such as burglary, grand theft, auto theft, arson, fraud, and high tech computer crimes.
Cases are assigned to individual officers to determine if there is sufficient evidence to lead to arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment of a suspect. The Property Crimes Unit also performs tactical analysis to identify crime patterns that can help to apprehend suspects and prevent and/or reduce crime. Alameda residents are our best eyes and ears and often help in solving these crimes.
Violent Crimes Unit
The Violent Crimes Unit is responsible for the follow-up investigations of the following crimes and/or incidents:
- Other unnatural deaths
- Officer involved shootings
- Rapes and other felony sexual assault crimes
- Felony assaults, including domestic violence
- Missing persons
- Hate crimes
- Felony weapons violations
- Felony fugitives
Special Investigations Unit
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is the enforcement arm of the APD Investigations Division. SIU assists the Violent Crimes and Property Crimes Units with operational planning, background, surveillance, collecting intelligence, and apprehension of subjects wanted by those units. Often the unit is tasked with preparing and executing search and arrest warrants on targeted locations and suspects, and assisting with interviews and follow up investigations. Fugitive apprehension, prostitution stings, and human trafficking cases are also common. The Special Investigations Unit works to identify and arrest people who use, sell, and manufacture illegal narcotics as well as other criminal activity.
SIU is responsible for monitoring the activities of sex and arson registrants, parolees, and probationers within the City of Alameda, and maintaining relative records. If you need to register, please contact Officer Kevin Horikoshi for an appointment at (510)-337-8338 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance and massage permits are routed through SIU for review and approval. If you need to register or file for one of these permits, please contact Officer Rob Stofle at (510) 337-8365.