The Economic Crimes Bureau (ECB) conducts criminal investigations into crimes that inflict a serious financial hardship on the community. The Bureau also conducts investigations into identified organized criminal groups and enterprises, which by their nature; require investigative resources and capabilities that exceed those of other departmental elements or entities. The functions of the Bureau are separated into the Major Fraud, Arson, Vice Crimes, and Cargo Thefts Sections.
The Special Investigation Section (SIS) investigates the following types of fraud: Credit Card, Check, Real Estate, Prescription, Embezzlement, Flim-Flam (Lottery Scams), and Contractor Fraud. This section is also responsible for investigations related to Homestead Exemption Fraud in partnership with the Office of the Property Appraiser and responds to leads regarding squatters who illegally occupy vacant homes.