Art Theft Detail

The LAPD Art Theft Detail is the only full-time municipal law enforcement unit in the country devoted to the investigation of art crimes. Working closely with collectors, dealers, galleries, museums, and publications, these detectives handle diverse cases ranging from theft and robbery to fraud and forgery. The Art Theft Detail has citywide jurisdiction and works diligently to protect the artistic, cultural, and historical heritage of Los Angeles, in addition to assisting other national and international law enforcement agencies. Since 1993, the Art Theft Detail has recovered more than $100 million in stolen art.