Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)
The Virginia State Police provides a thorough and comprehensive investigation of all criminal matters mandated by statute and established Department policy through the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
The Bureau is mandated to investigate any matter referred by the Governor.
The Attorney General, commonwealth's attorneys, chiefs of police, sheriffs and grand juries may request the Department to investigate matters that constitute Class 1, 2, or 3 felonies.
The Bureau also conducts investigations of elected officials when directed by the Governor, Attorney General or grand juries.
The Bureau consists of the Criminal Intelligence Division and the Support Services Division, General Investigation Section, and Drug Enforcement Section. Seven field offices, located around Virginia, investigate crimes and provide specialized technical and forensic support.
We invite you to visit each web page for more information about our operations.