Bureau of Investigation

Ron ComptonUnder the leadership of Assistant Chief Ron Compton, the Bureau of Investigation comprises three areas: Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, and Public Integrity. 

Lexington Police home page

Lexington community crime map



Criminal 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

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

Crime Reduction Section

  • Larceny Crimes Unit
  • Violent Crimes Unit
  • Gang Unit

Special Victims Section

  • Crimes Against Children Unit | assault, criminal abuse, custodial interference, missing person (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

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.