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DMV Contacts
The Department of Motor Vehicles – Investigations Division is geographically organized into 3 Regions; Northern, Central, and Southern. Consisting of 9 Area Commands with 26 district supervisors directly supervising 26 district offices and 11 satellite offices. 
 
In addition, the Department has an internal investigations unit tasked with investigating allegations of employee misconduct. The Special Operations Command is located in Sacramento with 4 district supervisors directly supervising 3 district offices and 1 technical services unit.
 
It is the responsibility of the Area Commander to monitor division programs and services provided to the public. The Area Commander directs services through the Supervising Investigator at the district level.
 
Supervising Investigators oversee complex criminal, administrative, and civil investigations conducted by sworn investigators of the department involving
 
In the performance of their duties and under the general oversight of the Area Commander, DMV Supervising Investigators and Investigators investigate the following types of crimes:
 
  • Unlicensed dealer activity;
  • Unlicensed dismantler activity;
  • Identity theft;
  • Financial fraud;
  • Fraudulent and counterfeit DMV documents;
  • Vehicle identification and Odometer fraud;
  • Vehicle industry fraud (consumer fraud);
  • DMV related high tech computer crimes; and
  • Internal investigations.
 
 
To further investigations, DMV Investigators utilize some investigative techniques such as:
 
  • Participate in surveillance and undercover operations;
  • Prepare and serve search and arrest warrants;
  • Testify as expert witnesses; and
  • Work in cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
 
 
INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION GEOGRAPHIC JURISDICTION
 
 
The Area Commander’s report to a Deputy Chief for each region.
 
Region I – Northern California
Lisa McMillan, Deputy Chief
2120 Broadway MS-215
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) 657-5983
Fax: (916) 657-8350
 
Region I – Northern consists of the Bay, Central and Northern Area Commands.
 
The Bay Area Command has four Investigative District Offices which are located in Brisbane and Milpitas (three).  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Bay Area Commander:
 
Region I – Bay Area Command
Lisa Martinez, Area Commander
860 Hillview Court, Suite 100
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: TBD
Fax: TBD
The Central Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Fresno, Bakersfield and Stockton. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Central Area Commander:
 
Region I – Central Area Command
Tom Wilson, Area Commander
2510 S. East Avenue, Suite 100B
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559) 444-2529
Fax: (559) 444-2530
 
 
The Northern Area Command has three Investigative District Offices which are located in Rocklin, Sacramento and Vallejo. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Northern Area Commander:
 
 
Region I – Northern Area Command
Mary Bienko, Area Commander
4240 Rocklin Road #11
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: (916) 630-5616
Fax: (916) 630-5600
 
 
 
Region II Southern California
Vacant, Deputy Chief
750 The City Drive, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 703-4108
Fax: (714) 703-4138
 
Region II Southern consists of the Inland, Orange and Southern Area Commands.
 
The Inland Area Command has two Investigative District Offices, which are located in Riverside.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Inland Area Commander:
 
Region II – Inland Area Command
Gregory Huber, Area Commander
6296 River Crest Drive, Suite A
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 697-4546
Fax: (951) 656- 4671
 
The Orange Area Command has two Investigative District Offices, which are located in Orange, CA.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Orange Area Commander:
 
Region II – Orange Area Command
Elizabeth Devellerez, Area Commander
750 The City Drive, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714) 703-4100
Fax: (714) 703-4128
 
The Southern Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in San Diego (two) and Chula Vista. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Southern Area Commander:
 
Region II – Southern Area Command
Theodora Claudio, Area Commander
2878 Camino Del Rio South #310
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 767-2355
Fax: (619) 491-3070
 
 
Region III Central California
Vito Scattaglia, Deputy Chief
14400 Van Nuys Blvd.,
Arleta, CA 91331
Phone: (818) 686-3417
Fax: (818) 899-5896
 
Region III Central consists of the Midland, Pacific and Valley Area Commands.
 
The Midland Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in El Monte, Los Angeles, and West Covina.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Midland Area Commander:
 
Region III – Midland Area Command
Eugene Devellerez, Area Commander
3204 Rosemead Boulevard #204
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: (626) 927-1094
Fax: (626) 927-1097
 
 
The Pacific Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Artesia (two) and Culver City. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Pacific Area Commander:
 
Region III – Pacific Area Command
Stephanie Wheaton, Area Commander
621 N. La Brea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90302
Phone: (310) 412-6111
Fax: (310) 412-6443
 
The Valley Area Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Lincoln Park, Mission Hills, and Ventura.  Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.gov for a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers.  To write or contact the Valley Area Commander:
 
Region III – Valley Area Command
Paula Lucero, Area Commander
15455 San Fernando Mission Blvd., #305
Mission Hills, CA 91345
Phone: (818) 365-4202
Fax: (818) 361-7351
 
 
SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
 
The Special Operations Command has three Investigative District Offices, which are located in Sacramento, West Covina, and Riverside. Please refer to DMV website at www.dmv.ca.govfor a listing of the office addresses and phone numbers. To write or contact the Special Operations Commander;
 
Special Operations Command
Lilia Duarte, Area Commander
2120 Broadway, MS N215
Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) 657-7094
Fax: (916) 657-8350