Task Force Assignments

There are currently five Murrieta Police detectives serving on task force units within the county of Riverside working narcotics, auto theft, supervision of post-released ex-convicts and gangs.

  • DEA Riverside Enforcement Group 2: Handles major narcotics cases.
  • Regional Auto Theft Interdiction Detail (RAID): Handles auto theft cases throughout Riverside County.
  • AB 109 Central-PACT: Focus on "high-risk" and "at-large" Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offenders that pose the most risk to public safety.
  • Gang Task Force (GTF): The Murrieta Temecula Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) is currently supervised by a Murrieta Police Sergeant. The department houses the regional gang task force assigned to this region. Gang related cases investigated within the city are handled by GTF, as well as general detectives.
  • Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (OCRCFL): The program is a partnership between the FBI and 15 law enforcement agencies operating a regional, digital forensic task force. OCRCFL’s participating agencies include local and federal agencies from Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The task force’s service area covers the Central District of California which includes approximately 250 law enforcement agencies. Services offered include pre-seizure consultation, onsite collection of digital evidence, preservation of digital devices/ files, forensics examinations of digital media and courtroom testimony.
  • Cannabis Regulation Task Force (CRTF) – The CRTF is a multi-agency task force hosted by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.  It focuses exclusively on regulation enforcement, unfair business practices, environmental impact, state and local licensing, and the detection of illegal Cannabis grows and dispensary sales outside of county, cities and state laws and the prosecution of these cases, including any related fraud or criminality such as utility and water theft, intellectual property crimes, real estate fraud and tax fraud.