Investigations

Investigations Division CommanderCaptain Kevin Johnson

Captain Johnson began his career in the City of Westminster as a student worker in the police department's Community Outreach Bureau. In 2002, he joined the HBPD as a Police Officer. He holds a bachelor's degree from Long Beach State University and is a graduate of Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. 

Captain Johnson has over 20 years of experience and has worked as a member of the Beach Detail and the Crisis Negotiation Team. After several years in patrol, Captain Johnson was selected to work in the Detective Bureau in the Economic Crimes Unit until he was transferred to the Crimes Against Persons Unit, where he investigated sexual assault crimes, robberies, and homicides. 

He was promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and supervised the Crisis Negotiation Team, Special Enforcement Team, Economics Crimes Unit, and Professional Standards Unit. 

As a Lieutenant, Captain Johnson served as a Watch Commander, Command Post Coordinator, and Detective Bureau Commander. 

Captain Johnson was promoted to Captain on January 7, 2023, and currently serves as the Investigations Division Commander. 
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The Investigation Division includes the Investigations Bureau, the Special Investigations Bureau, Crime Scene Investigators and the Crime Lab. The Investigations Bureau is comprised of Crimes Against Persons, General Investigations (Property Crimes), and Economic Crimes. The Special Investigations Bureau consists of Narcotics, Vice, Gangs, Crime Task Force, Intelligence, and the Regional Narcotics Suppression Program. The Investigations Bureau performs four primary duties: providing investigative follow-up for all non-traffic related crimes; identifying, apprehending, and prosecuting criminal suspects; assisting crime victims and the department in suppression of crime; and the recovery of property. 

The Special Investigations Bureau enforces laws related to the sales, manufacturing, transportation and use of illegal drugs; reviews and issues permits for a wide variety of regulated businesses; enforces Alcohol Beverage Control laws; gathers, analyzes and issues timely and relevant reports related to criminal intelligence; investigates Vice-related activity within the City; works collectively with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force to identify, investigate and prevent human trafficking; gang enforcement; and addresses criminal series investigations and quality of life issues. The Investigation Division also has the responsibility of processing and examining computer forensic evidence as well as coordinating similar efforts with local and federal agencies. The Crime Lab is comprised of Crime Scene Investigators and Latent Fingerprint Examiners who have the responsibility to gather and process evidence, including photographic evidence, DNA, and the recovery of latent fingerprints.