Deputy Chief Gavin Seiler
Investigations Division Commander
The Investigations Division is comprised of three investigative bureaus that are primarily responsible for the follow-up investigation of crimes committed against persons or property in the City of Wichita. Cases are forwarded by Field Services Division (patrol) and our Police Case Desk and are reviewed by supervisors and detectives.
The Property Crimes Bureau consists of the Burglary Section, Larceny Section, Financial Crimes Section and Auto Theft Section. The mission of the Property Crimes Bureau is to thoroughly investigate criminal cases, with the intent to identify and charge offenders, recover stolen property, and prepare cases for successful prosecution.
The Crimes Against Persons Bureau consists of the Homicide Section, Gang/Felony Assault Section, Sex Crimes/Domestic Violence Section, Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit, Robbery/Accident Follow-up Section and the Night Investigations Section. Each section performs a variety of functions such as collecting and submitting evidence, documenting and following-up on criminal investigations, monitoring criminal activity and providing assistance to victims of crime.
The Special Investigations Bureau consists of the Administrative Section, Vice Section, Narcotics Section, and the Air Section. Each section specializes in the investigation of drug and vice-related complaints. The Special Investigations Bureau investigates crimes that include liquor violations, illegal gambling, and drug offenses.
If you have any questions or need information about your case, please contact us at (316) 268-4407.