Criminal Investigations Bureau

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Major Johnson was appointed Major of the Criminal Investigations Bureau by Chief Dunn on June 22, 2020.  He began his career with the Williamsburg Police Department in February 2004.  Major Johnson is a native of the Williamsburg area.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and attended the 47th Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. 

The Criminal Investigations Bureau is responsible for follow-up investigations of crimes committed against persons or property in the City of Williamsburg, which require a degree of specialization or a centralized investigative approach.  All major criminal investigations that are undertaken by the Williamsburg Police Department are conducted by investigators assigned to this Bureau.  The men and women of the bureau believe “Success is not how high you climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.”  The investigators are dedicated to investigating these crimes, collecting evidence, identifying perpetrators, and preparing cases for successful prosecution.  They also fulfill the duties of conducting background checks for prospective employees.  The property and evidence control function of the police department falls under the scope of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

The Bureau is under the command of a major and assisted by a sergeant.  Investigators are broken into teams to more effectively investigate criminal incidents.  They are also allocated to the Tri-Rivers Drug Task Force to investigate narcotics violations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Task Force to investigate violent crimes, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Task Force to assist with human trafficking investigations and other crimes against persons.  Investigators work with officers from the Uniform Patrol Bureau to assist in any investigations that may be ongoing.

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    Bruce Johnson


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    Physical Address
    425 Armistead Avenue
    Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Fax: (757) 259-7204
    Emergency Phone: 911