The Criminal Investigations Division is led by Chief Kyla Baxley who reports directly to District Attorney Maggie Fleming. The primary purpose of the Criminal Investigations Division is to provide professional investigative support for the prosecutors in the District Attorney's Office. All County of Humboldt District Attorney Investigators are sworn peace officers with years of law enforcement experience.
Division staff members investigate serious and sensitive matters submitted to the District Attorney's Office from local law enforcement agencies. Primary assignments for the division include:
Conducting civil and criminal investigations
Conducting insurance fraud investigations for Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties, including:
Auto Insurance Fraud
Disability/Healthcare Insurance Fraud
Workers' Compensation Fraud
Working with the Child Abuse Services (CAST) and Victim Witness programs to provide support to victims of crime
Preparing and executing search and arrest warrants
Investigating Elder Abuse cases
Locating, interviewing, and serving witnesses with subpoenas
Assisting local law enforcement agencies in major cases
The Criminal Investigation Division recruits law enforcement officers with excellent professional reputations; the knowledge, skill, and ability to complete complex investigations; and the ability to work cooperatively with staff, prosecutors, and victims.
Chief Baxley was chosen in 2017 as California Sexual Assault