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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

On Election Day November 7, 2017 there will be a simple question with significant consequences that will appear on the New York State ballot. “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” What exactly is a Constitutional Convention? Every 20 years, by law, New Yorkers are given the opportunity to hold a Constitutional Convention, or “ConCon”. Its purpose is to revise or rewrite the state constitution. It’s a measure that was written into the document when it was first drafted back…

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