Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
the Bucks County District Attorney
Bucks County Detectives
Chief of County Detectives: Christopher F. McAteer, Jr
The Bucks County Detectives are employed by the District Attorney's
Office. They are certified police officers in Pennsylvania and all
have years of municipal police experience.
County Detectives assist the local municipal police departments
in Bucks County with major crimes investigations including sex crimes,
narcotics, white-collar financial crime, computer crime, and homicides.
They investigate many other types of crimes including political corruption,
complaints against municipal police, and police related shooting
incidents. They also assist the members of the DA's office with preparing
cases for court.
The Bucks County Detectives are the law enforcement officers in
Bucks County that are authorized by the District Attorney to conduct
wiretap investigations. They conduct polygraph examinations and maintain
the Bucks County Drug Forfeiture Fund, which finances narcotics investigations
for municipal police agencies. They also provide expert testimony
in narcotics cases for preliminary hearings at the District Justice
level and trials and other court proceedings at the Common Pleas
County Detectives work joint investigations with federal, state
and other local agencies and assist any law enforcement agency from
outside Bucks County when the case involves jurisdiction in this
The Bucks County Detectives also maintain and continue to investigate
a number of unsolved homicide cases that have occurred in Bucks County.
In Pennsylvania there is no statute of limitations on the charge
of homicide. Therefore, these cases are never closed. Anyone with
information about any of these unsolved cases or any other criminal
activity is requested to contact us at 215-348-6354.