Detective Support and Vice Division
Detective Support and Vice Division (DSVD) is responsible for investigating missing persons, hate crimes, threats made to public officials/prominent persons, aggravated stalking, piracy and counterfeit sales/goods, animal cruelty, pimping/pandering, pornography, and prostitution/human trafficking.
In an effort to combat the growing problem of domestic sex trafficking of children in the United States, DSVD partners with the Innocence Lost Task Force, a multi-agency operation that includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Detective Support and Vice Division also enforces Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws, provides education, and addresses community concerns. The various sections within DSVD also respond to contacts with persons suspected of suffering from mental illness and barricaded suspect incidents. Additionally, DSVD staffs the liaison units at the Traffic Court (1945 S. Hill Street) and the District and City Attorney’s Offices at the Criminal Courts Building (210 W. Temple Street).