Captain Gary Dufour is the Field Operations Bureau Commander. He is a local native and a 1981 Graduate of Damien High School in La Verne, California. He is a graduate of the 3rd session of the Southern California Local Government Leadership Academy, College of the Extended University Cal Poly Pomona. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from California Southern Law School in Riverside, California, and is a licensed California Attorney.
Captain Dufour began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a police cadet with the Montclair Police Department. In 1984, he attended the 79th session of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Academy. He served as a Montclair Police Officer for 6 years, in Patrol, Narcotics, and as a Canine Handler. He joined the Ontario Police Department in 1990. Since that time, he has worked assignments in patrol, pro-active enforcement, narcotics, investigations, cargo theft, civil liability unit, canine unit supervisor, administrative investigations, and Area Commander. Our Bureau contains the Detective Unit, the Narcotics Unit, the Gang Unit, the Crime Scene Unit and the Evidence Unit. Our Detectives have promoted through the ranks of Officer and Corporal to become well trained and very experienced investigators. The Lieutenant and Sergeants that supervise the Investigations Bureau are all former Detectives. The Professional Staff assigned to assist the Detective Unit receive specialized training. Our Detectives carry a wide variety of caseloads. A Detective may have expertise in homicide, burglary, fraud, identity theft, sexual assaults, vehicle theft, narcotics violations and other offenses. The Detectives in the Unit have been assigned to Area Command districts. They are responsive to geographic areas of the City and are familiar with crime trends specific to their particular district.
Our Narcotics Unit works with other Department Units, other local Law Enforcement Units, California State Law Enforcement agencies and Federal Law Enforcement agencies. The Narcotic Unit serves to help our citizens maintain the quality of life in their neighborhood, and the Unit serves to thwart the efforts of major drug traffickers.
Our Gang Unit members are experts in investigating the activities of persons that conduct criminal activity in groups. They work with other Departmental Units, Local agencies, Federal agencies and State agencies to curtail the violent activities often associated with gang members.
Our Crime Scene Unit works with all other Units and Divisions within the Department. The technicians in the Unit are highly trained and experienced forensic specialist. The technicians have the technology, equipment and training to discover and process evidence for all of the criminal cases filed for prosecution.
Our Evidence Unit takes in all manner of physical goods into professional and organized custody. The Unit maintains all evidence in the preparation for adjudication.