Major Crimes

Investigations Unit

The Major Crimes Unit consists of six homicide investigators, two full-time and three part-time crime scene investigators, and one sergeant. The investigators of the Major Crimes Unit are on-call 24 hours a day to respond to homicides, officer involved critical incidents, such as officer-involved shootings and other deaths that are suspicious. One of the six investigators is assigned as the Cold Case Investigator and investigates unsolved homicides dating as far back as 1966.

The dedicated investigators of this unit utilize and maximize all available resources, technological advances, and traditional investigative methods to solve crimes, track down and apprehend suspects, accomplices, and fugitives. Investigators prepare reports with the information gathered to present to the District Attorney’s Office for filing. Investigators work closely as a team with the prosecutors to ensure a successful prosecution. The working philosophy of the Major Crimes Investigators is to respond to crime scenes and work every existing lead until exhaustion. As a result, it is not unusual for homicide Investigators to work at a feverish pace for days or weeks on end.

The Oxnard Police Department relies on information from the community to help solve cases. Investigators encourage anyone with information about any homicide or suspicious death, to contact the Major Crimes Unit.

The City of Oxnard offers a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for committing homicides within the City. You can submit information via Oxnard Police Department Website through the Contact page, or through the Oxnard Police Department's Facebook Page and Twitter at @OxnardPD1903. You can also submit information anonymously by submitting the information under Suspicious Activity, the Violent Crimes Hotline at (805) 982-7070, or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site to submit a tip via text.