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nyc special narcotics
These investigators are employed by the five county District Attorneys and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
The DIA represents a very unique segment of the law enforcement community.
As the investigative arm of the District Attorney, we remain EVER VIGILANT in the detection and prevention of all criminal activity in our communities.
We trace our roots back to Thomas E. Dewey’s handpicked “Rackets Busters” of the 1930s that successfully tackled organized crime and corruption in New York City. Today, there are more than 300 members Citywide. These highly skilled investigators are all police officers. We are known as Detective Investigators or Rackets Investigators. Typically, an Investigator will have more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. Many began their careers working for the NYPD or other local police agencies.Read More
Who we are
DA Investigators in New York City are not as visible as their counterparts in the NYPD, yet they perform many of the same functions. All detectives are assigned to the Investigations Division in their office. New York City is one of the most complex jurisdictions in the world and the type of cases DA Investigators are called upon to work reflect that complex nature. Today it is common for an investigator to be involved in cases ranging from international banking fraud, terrorism, major narcotics trafficking…Read more
Diaphragm compression law
On August 4, 2020, the DIA, along with over a dozen other New York City law enforcement Unions, took an important first step in our collective battle to repeal the New York City Council’s ill-conceived diaphragm compression law…Read More