The Investigations Bureau is responsible for conducting investigations into major crimes, following-up on reports taken by patrol officers and preparing cases for prosecution. The detectives also work to pro-actively address crime trends throughout the city and disseminate information to patrol staff. The Investigations Bureau works collaboratively with officers and investigators from law enforcement agencies throughout the Bay Area to coordinate cases, share information regarding crimes and trends that affect all of San Mateo County and the Bay Area. The Investigations Bureau is staffed by a Detective Sergeant and two Detectives.
Please see the following links for videos and information regarding crime prevention and awareness:
Home and Neighborhood Safety
- Belmont Public Safety YouTube Channel
- Belmont Police – When & Why to Call the Police
- #BelmontWatch Neighborhood Program
- Neighborhood Safety Awareness
- Home Security Tips
- Neighborhood Tips for Parents
Identity Theft and Fraud
- Belmont Police Department ID Theft Quick Reference Guide
- Federal Trade Commission – What to do next
- Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Affidavit – Complete this document and bring it to the police department when you file a police report.
- FTC - Identity Theft
Crimes Against the Elderly and Scams
- Belmont Police Department – Senior Assistance and Well Being
- FBI – Common Fraud Schemes
- National Council on Aging – Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors
The Youth Services Unit works within the Investigations Bureau to identify youth, whom are at risk, provide outreach and education to the youth of Belmont and investigate crimes committed by juveniles. Youth Services is staffed by two School Resource Officers (SROs). One School Resource Officer is assigned to Carlmont High School and Notre Dame High School. The second School Resource Officer is assigned to Ralston Middle School and all elementary schools in the city. Our School Resource Officers work collaboratively with parents, faculty and students to improve the quality of life and safety in and around our schools.
The Youth Services Unit also teaches a curriculum to all of the fifth grade students in Belmont known as Safety Awareness For Everyone, or the “S.A.F.E.” program. This program, developed by School Resource Officer Milana Jordan, concentrates on youth safety and awareness and helps prepare the children in our community for life as a teenager and some of the challenges they may face.