Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI)

The Virginia State Police provides a thorough and comprehensive investigation of all criminal matters as 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 also request that the Department 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, the Support Services Division, the General Investigation Section, and Drug Enforcement Section.  Seven field offices, located around Virginia, investigate crimes and provide specialized technical and forensic support.

Bureau Director:
Lieutenant Colonel Timothy D. Lyon

Phone: (804) 674-2133


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261
Attn: BCI

Physical Address:
Administrative Headquarters
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Lieutenant Colonel Timothy D. Lyon

Bureau Divisions