Captain Bruce Jolley
Office Telephone: (972) 721-2535
Captain Bruce Jolley began his career with the Irving Police Department in February 1982. In 1988 ,he was promoted to sergeant and in 1996, he was promoted to lieutenant. In February of 2000 he was promoted to the rank of captain. Captain Jolley has served in the Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Special Operations and Technical Services Divisions. Currently, he is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division. Captain Jolley holds a bachelors degree from Midwestern State University and is a graduate of the 35th session of the Police Executive Research Forum, Senior Management Institute for Police.
The Criminal Investigation Division is divided into the following sections:
1. Crimes Against Persons - Seven detectives to investigate all homicides, robberies, sexual assaults, indecencies with a child, aggravated assaults, simple assaults, child abuse (except domestic violence) and all other crimes against persons. The Criminal Investigation Division also investigates animal cruelty cases and prepares/files charges related to them
2. Domestic Violence Unit - Six detectives investigate all domestic violence assaults and child abuse cases in addition to obtaining emergency protective orders for assault victims
3. Financial Crimes - Four detectives to investigate forgeries, credit card abuses, money laundering, identity theft, embezzlements, and all white collar crimes
4. Property Crimes - Seven detectives investigate all residential and commercial and vehicle burglaries as well as all criminal trespasses, criminal mischief, theft and uncategorized crimes
5. Auto Thefts - Four detectives investigate all auto thefts
6. I.D. - Five officers to process crime scenes, collect evidence, photograph evidence and assist investigators with physical evidence
7. Pawn Shop Detail - One public service officer to collect pawn tickets, complete data entry information from pawn tickets, place holds on stolen property, assist detectives and other agencies with pawn shop investigations and give testimony in property hearings in Municipal Court
8. Electronic Evidence Unit - With the growth of computers and the INTERNET, digital evidence has begun to play an important role in the criminal courtroom. Computer forensics is the discovery, collection, analysis, and archiving of this evidence. The Electronic Evidence Unit specializes in the investigation of computer forensics.
9. Gang Intervention Officers - The Irving Police Department's Gang Unit was created and operates out of the Criminal Investigation Division to deal with unique challenges of criminal street gangs in the City of Irving.
The investigators are specially trained in recognizing gang activity, offense patterns and gang membership. The gang investigators are responsible for investigating all graffiti and gang related offenses. The investigators also make presentations covering all aspects of gang activity to civic, school and business groups. The purpose of the presentations is to educate the public and parents about the threat of gangs and the solutions being implemented to deal with them.
The Irving Police Department currently authorizes five gang officers and one sergeant assigned to the unit.