Special Assignments

Avenal Police Department Special Assignments consists of several specialized units. These units are trained to deal with specific types of criminal activity:

  • Major Crimes Task Force
  • Detectives
For more information regarding Special Assignments, please contact the Avenal Police Department at 559-386-4444.

Major Crimes Task Force
The Major Crimes Task force is a multi-agency unit, which is responsible for monitoring gang activity and investigating gang related incidents. In addition to gang surveillance and investigation, the unit also provides several community resources and outreach programs designed to prevent gangs and gang violence.  If you need to speak with the Avenal Major Crimes Force Officer, contact Investigator Segura at 559-386-4444 X124.

The Detectives unit conducts investigations that are deemed to be long-term, highly complex, technical, or multi-jurisdictional. This unit is also responsible for identification, collection, and processing of forensic evidence in the field on complex criminal investigations. The unit also actively ensures compliance with regulatory mandates, such as sexual offender registration, arson registration, and firearms purchases.

Detectives receive training in contemporary investigative techniques, such as evidence processing, photography, fingerprint recognition, and advanced interview and interrogation techniques.  If you need to speak with the Detective, contact Austin Rrodriguez at 559-386-4444 X111.