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, cybercrime, political corruption, and organized crime.
DA Investigators are also charged with investigating questionable convictions. NYC is the leader in Conviction Integrity Units which investigate allegations of wrongful convictions. It is the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted and the thorough review of our criminal justice system which epitomizes the role of the District Attorney Investigator.