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DMV Contacts


 

The Department of Motor Vehicles – Investigations Division is geographically organized into 3 Regions; Northern, Central, and Southern. Consisting of 9 Area Commands with 26 district supervisors directly supervising 26 district offices and 11 satellite offices. 

 

In addition, the Department has an internal investigations unit tasked with investigating allegations of employee misconduct. The Special Operations Command is located in Sacramento with 4 district supervisors directly supervising 3 district offices and 1 technical services unit.

 

It is the responsibility of the Area Commander to monitor division programs and services provided to the public. The Area Commander directs services through the Supervising Investigator at the district level.

 

Supervising Investigators oversee complex criminal, administrative, and civil investigations conducted by sworn investigators of the department involving

 

In the performance of their duties and under the general oversight of the Area Commander, DMV Supervising Investigators and Investigators investigate the following types of crimes:

 

 

  • Unlicensed dealer activity;
  • Unlicensed dismantler activity;
  • Identity theft;
  • Financial fraud;
  • Fraudulent and counterfeit DMV documents;
  • Vehicle identification and Odometer fraud;
  • Vehicle industry fraud (consumer fraud);
  • DMV related high tech computer crimes; and
  • Internal investigations.

 

 

To further investigations, DMV Investigators utilize some investigative techniques such as:

 

 

  • Participate in surveillance and undercover operations;
  • Prepare and serve search and arrest warrants;
  • Testify as expert witnesses; and
  • Work in cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

 

 

 

INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION GEOGRAPHIC JURISDICTION

 

 

 

 

The Area Commander’s report to a Deputy Chief for each region.

 

 

Region I – Northern California

 

Lisa McMillan, Deputy Chief

 

2120 Broadway MS-215

 

Sacramento, CA 95818

 

Phone: (916) 657-5983

 

Fax: (916) 657-8350

 

 

 

Region I – Northern consists of the Bay, Central and Northern Area Commands.

 

The Bay Area Command has four Investigative District Offices which are located in Brisbane and Milpitas (three).  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Bay Area Commander:

 

 

 

Region I – Bay Area Command

 

Lisa Martinez, Area Commander

 

860 Hillview Court, Suite 100

 

Milpitas, CA 95035

 

Phone: TBD

 

Fax: TBD

The Central Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Fresno, Bakersfield and Stockton.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.govfor a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Central Area Commander:

 

 

Region I – Central Area Command

 

Tom Wilson, Area Commander

 

2510 S. East Avenue, Suite 100B

 

Fresno, CA 93706

 

Phone: (559) 444-2529

 

Fax: (559) 444-2530

 

 

 

 

The Northern Area Command has three Investigative District Offices which are located in Rocklin, Sacramento and Vallejo. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Northern Area Commander:

 

 

 

 

 

Region I – Northern Area Command

 

Mary Bienko, Area Commander

 

4240 Rocklin Road #11

 

Rocklin, CA 95677

 

Phone: (916) 630-5616

 

Fax: (916) 630-5600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Region II Southern California

 

Vacant, Deputy Chief

 

750 The City Drive, Suite 200

 

Orange, CA 92868

 

Phone: (714) 703-4108

 

Fax: (714) 703-4138

 

 

 

Region II Southern consists of the Inland, Orange and Southern Area Commands.

 

 

The Inland Area Command has two Investigative District Offices, which are located in Riverside.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Inland Area Commander:

 

 

 

Region II – Inland Area Command

 

Gregory Huber, Area Commander

 

6296 River Crest Drive, Suite A

 

Riverside, CA 92507

 

Phone: (951) 697-4546

 

Fax: (951) 656- 4671

 

 

The Orange Area Command has two Investigative District Offices, which are located in Orange, CA.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Orange Area Commander:

 

 

 

Region II – Orange Area Command

 

Elizabeth Devellerez, Area Commander

 

750 The City Drive, Suite 200

 

Orange, CA 92868

 

Phone: (714) 703-4100

 

Fax: (714) 703-4128

 

 

The Southern Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in San Diego (two) and Chula Vista. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Southern Area Commander:

 

 

 

Region II – Southern Area Command

 

Theodora Claudio, Area Commander

 

2878 Camino Del Rio South #310

 

San Diego, CA 92108

 

Phone: (619) 767-2355

 

Fax: (619) 491-3070

 

 

 

 

Region III Central California

 

Vito Scattaglia, Deputy Chief

 

14400 Van Nuys Blvd.,

 

Arleta, CA 91331

 

Phone: (818) 686-3417

 

Fax: (818) 899-5896

 

 

 

Region III Central consists of the Midland, Pacific and Valley Area Commands.

 

 

The Midland Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in El Monte, Los Angeles, and West Covina.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Midland Area Commander:

 

 

Region III – Midland Area Command

 

Eugene Devellerez, Area Commander

 

3204 Rosemead Boulevard #204

 

El Monte, CA 91731

 

Phone: (626) 927-1094

 

Fax: (626) 927-1097

 

 

 

 

The Pacific Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Artesia (two) and Culver City. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Pacific Area Commander:

 

 

 

Region III – Pacific Area Command

 

Stephanie Wheaton, Area Commander

 

621 N. La Brea Avenue

 

Inglewood, CA 90302

 

Phone: (310) 412-6111

 

Fax: (310) 412-6443

 

 

The Valley Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Lincoln Park, Mission Hills, and Ventura.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Valley Area Commander:

 

 

Region III – Valley Area Command

 

Paula Lucero, Area Commander

 

15455 San Fernando Mission Blvd., #305

 

Mission Hills, CA 91345

 

Phone: (818) 365-4202

 

Fax: (818) 361-7351

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND

 

 

The Special Operations Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Sacramento, West Covina, and Riverside. Please refer to DMV website atwww.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers. To write or contact the Special Operations Commander;

 

 

Special Operations Command

 

Lilia Duarte, Area Commander

 

2120 Broadway, MS N215

 

Sacramento, CA 95818

 

Phone: (916) 657-7094

 

Fax: (916) 657-8350

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