The Property Investigations Bureau includes detectives who investigate property-related cases involving burglary, theft, and felony criminal mischief.
It also consists of detectives who investigate financial crimes involving credit card fraud, identity theft, schemes to defraud, and other white collar crimes. They work closely with the United States Secret Service, financial institutions, and local businesses to identify and charge suspects in these crimes.
Finally the bureau includes Crime Analysts and data-driven employees that provide investigative and analytical support to all areas of ASO. They compile and disseminate crime and intelligence data to identify crime trends and enable the agency to focus resources effectively. They also share information with other law enforcement agencies and the Florida Fusion Center.
There are also Investigators that focus on actionable intelligence and Prolific Offenders within Alachua County. In addition, a Sex Offender Detective is responsible for monitoring sex offenders in Alachua County, regularly checking to those offenders are living at registered addresses as required by law and abiding by their court-imposed sanctions. Another detective is specifically assigned to cases involving firearms used illegally and works closely with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). This detective monitors pawnshops, secondhand dealers, and scrap yards that operate in Alachua County. The unit also includes a detective who conducts major investigations involving criminal gangs.