BRONX DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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brooklyn DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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manhattan DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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queens DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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staten island DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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nyc special narcotics

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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.

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History

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.

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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…

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Presidents Message

There is an old myth that unionism and professionalism are separate ideals. While this myth may be old, it is blatantly untrue. The DIA has been tasked with many complex issues throughout the years. But none was more frustrating than our campaign to get a new contract. With no one outside the union in our corner, we still achieved our objective by negotiating a strong contract that provides a foundation for the future. Detective Investigators in the five counties are now treated no differently at the bargaining table than…

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