Local Crime Branch

About Us

Working of Local Crime Branch, Thane

Crime Branch has major importance in police department. This Branch is involved in major criminal probes and very sensitive crime detection. The Staff of Crime Branch is very Intelligent and brilliant to face any type of crime detections. Investigation area is whole district so this branch perform parallel investigation with police stations in major important crime. This Brach is especially organized for maintenance of various types of records of Crime and Criminals. It has following sub-branches.

1. District Crime Record Bureau (DCRB)

This branch collects and maintains crime and criminals information from all police stations in the district and sends it to the State Crime Record Bureau (SCRB) Pune as per requirements.

2. Anti Dacoity Squad (ADS)

This branch prevents, detects Property crimes mostly Dacoity & Robbery offences. Anti Dacoity Squad is one of best crime detection teams in the Maharashtra.

3. Modus Operandi Bureau (MOB)

This branch collects information of Modus Operandi of Crime and maintains the records like Known Criminal Register, History Sheet Register, Convicted Persons Registered and MCR. With this information it helps the investigation officers by giving suggestion with respect to the offenders likely to be involved in offences.

4. Finger Print

This branch collects and maintains Finger Prints. Experts Visits the Crime scenes and take Chance Prints. They search through the Finger Prints Data- base of arrested accused and provide the identical finger print to the investigating officers.


This branch conducts raids against rackets of prostitution and human trade. Also maintains data of missing children.


This branch handles cheating and financial fraud matters.


By government order no.spl.2/exm.0791/nax/2783 date:-10.02.1993. Police inspector local crime branch is empowered as special executive magistrate for chapter cases under crpc107,109,110. Court of special executive magistrate is situated at crime branch office Thane.