The Special Investigations Squad conducts investigations involving illegal gambling, criminal usury (loansharking), extortion, prostitution (massage parlors, escort services), murder for hire, traditional organized crime, armed robbery, carjacking, burglary, home invasion, kidnapping, theft by extortion and illegal possession and sale of firearms.
These investigations are generated from a variety of sources and agencies. Apart from traditional organized crime, the Special Investigations Squad focuses on individuals and groups involved in multi-jurisdictional crime patterns affecting Bergen County. Working cooperatively with municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies information is evaluated, disseminated and investigated. When appropriate, task forces are assembled containing detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and pertinent law enforcement agencies to address specific crime patterns.