Bureau of Investigation

Under the leadership of Assistant Chief Roger Holland, the Bureau of Investigation comprises three areas: General Investigations, Special Investigations, and Public Integrity. 

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General Investigations

When police respond to a criminal incident, the report is generally completed by a Patrol officer and the case is assigned to a detective in Criminal Investigations.

Property Crimes Section

  • Financial Crimes Unit | forgeries, fraudulent use of credit card, identity theft, scams  
  • Residential Crimes Unit | burglaries, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing
  • Commercial Crimes Unit | burglaries, shoplifting


Personal Crimes Section

  • Robbery Unit | assaults, extortion, harassing communications, robberies
  • Homicide Unit | death investigations, kidnapping, missing persons (over 18), wanton endangerment
  • Violent Crimes Unit | provides a readily-available, rapid investigative response (nightside staffing) to crimes of violence to include assaults, harassing communications, robberies, wanton endangerment, kidnapping


Crime Reduction Section

  • Auto Crimes Unit | auto theft, larcenies from auto (vehicle break-ins), unauthorized use of motor vehicles
  • Larceny Crimes Unit |  larcenies from auto (vehicle break-ins), auto theft, burglaries, shoplifting, financial crimes


Special Victims Section

  • Crimes Against Children Unit | assault, criminal abuse, custodial interference, missing persons (under 18), rape/sexual abuse
  • Domestic Violence Unit | domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, indecent exposure, mentally disabled abuse, sex crimes, stalking
  • Victim Advocates
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner


Special Investigations

Investigative Support Section


Special Investigations Section

  • Narcotics Enforcement Unit | drug possession, trafficking, overdose investigations, prescription take-back
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Gang Unit | crimes involving known/suspected gang members/syndicates, coordinates with community partners involved in prevention efforts through information sharing


Public Integrity Unit

The primary responsibility of the Public Integrity Unit is to ensure the principles of the Lexington Police Department and serves as a mechanism for internal accountability by receiving, processing and investigating complaints or commendations concerning police conduct.