Division of Investigation offers law enforcement careers focused on consumer protection
If you or someone you know is interested in a career investigating unlawful cannabis activities, we might have a job for you!
The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI) is a law enforcement agency that protects California consumers and licensees by investigating violations of California’s laws, regulations, and professional standards.
DOI is the law enforcement arm of DCA, and consists of four units: the Health Quality Investigation Unit, which provides investigative services to the medical board and other allied health boards; the Investigation and Enforcement Unit, which provides investigative services to boards not served by the Health Quality Investigation Unit; the Cannabis Enforcement Unit, which provides services specific to the board of Cannabis Control and the Special Operations Unit, which provides varied internal support services to DCA.
The passage of Senate Bill 94 in July 2017 merged medical and recreational cannabis regulations and established the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). In response, DOI created the Cannabis Enforcement Unit (CEU) to provide sworn law enforcement investigative services for the bureau. CEU will handle the more complex, criminal, and administrative cases while enforcing BCC laws and regulations that apply to all bureau licensees (distributors, home delivery, dispensaries, microbusinesses, and testing labs).
All DOI peace officers are authorized to conduct criminal and administrative investigations, obtain and execute search warrants, and make arrests anywhere in California.
For more information and to see current job opportunities in all units and locations, visit the DOI blog and click on the “Jobs at DOI” tab.
Watch the video below to learn more about what DOI does: