County Detectives

The County Detectives Bureau is the investigative arm of the District Attorney.  County Detectives have full police powers and are often called upon to assist other county law enforcement agencies in the investigation of complicated crimes requiring special expertise or additional personnel.  County Detectives also investigate crimes beyond the jurisdiction of local police agencies and manage county wide task forces to reduce crime in specific areas such as DUI (driving under the influence), drugs, child abuse, and domestic violence.

History of the Erie County Detective

  • Established in 1876
  • Law Enforcement Arm of the District Attorney
  • Fully sworn Police Officers
  • Investigate Crimes beyond the jurisdiction of local law enforcement
  • Manage County Wide Task Forces

Goals of the Erie County Detective

  • Assist the DA in Investigations/Prosecutions
  • Advance the science and discipline of police administration/crime prevention
  • Develop, improve, and promote administrative/technical/investigative techniques
  • Foster police cooperation among all agencies
  • Encourage all police officers to the highest standard of conduct and professionalism
  • Serve the welfare, safety and needs of the citizens of Erie County

Areas Erie County Detectives Manage

  • Child Abuse
  • Drug Interdiction
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Elder Abuse
  • Fugitive Apprehension / Extradition
  • Gambling
  • High Tech Crime Investigation
  • Investigations
  • Major Crimes
  • Private Criminal Complaint Investigation
  • Violent Crimes Against Woman
  • Weed and Seed Drug Task Force

Any questions can be forwarded to Chief Mark Schau