Investigative Services Division

The Police Department's Investigative Services Division consists of two Detectives and a Detective Sergeant overseeing the Division's activity. The Unit's main objective is to work hand-in-hand with the Patrol Unit to identify and apprehend criminal offenders, with special emphasis on the investigation of major crimes. Through this cooperation, both units operate efficiently to apprehend offenders and resolve criminal cases. 


The Detectives are assigned to follow up on cases generated from both citizen complaints and Patrol Officers. Detectives develop information designed to reduce criminal activity in the community. This is often accomplished by developing sources or informants. Information also arises from anonymous tips or email. Crimes such as theft, auto theft, robbery, identity theft and burglary are often investigated weekly by the Port Hueneme Police Department's Detective Unit. 

Community Involvement

The Detective Division also relies on the community and request you be cognizant of suspicious autos or persons in your neighborhood. You, too, are the eyes and ears of your Police Department. If you have information related to a crime, or would like to check the status of a case you filed with the Port Hueneme Police Department, please contact Detective Sergeant Frank Torpey at 805-986-6615 or email Sergeant Torpey.