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Lindy Gligorijevic
Chief of Investigations

The Bureau of Investigations is comprised of three divisions which are administered by Chief of Investigations Lindy Gligorijevic. The Bureau’s three divisions are the North County Criminal Investigations Division, South County Criminal Investigations Division, and Financial Crimes Division. Chief Gligorijevic provides oversight and guidance to each division through three Assistant Chief Investigators using an innovative, collaborative leadership approach.

The primary purpose of the Bureau of Investigations is to provide professional investigative support for the prosecutors in the Office of the District Attorney. All District Attorney Investigators are sworn peace officers with many years of law enforcement experience.
The Bureau is staffed with some of the most experienced investigators in Tulare County. Members of the Bureau of Investigations are recognized throughout Tulare County for their expertise in a wide array of investigative functions ranging from homicide investigations to complex and intricate white collar criminal activity.

Chief Gligorijevic has been an investigator and assistant chief with the Office of the District Attorney for seven years. She began her law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1985. Her experience ranges from patrol in Hollywood, Rampart, and the 77th Divisions to rising to the rank of Detective III investigating homicides, sex crimes, and robberies. Chief Gligorijevic taught homicide crime scene investigations for the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations for ten years and brings a commitment of continuous improvement in professional training for law enforcement personnel.


Gilbert M. Cardenas
Assistant Chief Investigator
North County Criminal Investigations Division

The North County Criminal Investigations Division is led by Assistant Chief Gilbert Cardenas. This division is responsible for handling District Attorney initiated criminal investigations in northern Tulare County involving alleged police and public official misconduct, Tulare County Grand Jury investigations, and post filing investigations for pending felony and misdemeanor cases awaiting a trial by jury. Incorporated into this division are the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit, Gang Enforcement Unit, and Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Unit. The Legal Office Assistant staff, which includes a supervisor and seven Legal Office Assistants, provides support to the entire Bureau of Investigations. Also managed through the North County Criminal Investigations Division is the Subpoena Services Unit which coordinates court appearances of witnesses and serves thousands of subpoenas each year.

Assistant Chief Cardenas holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Studies from Fresno Pacific University. He has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and is a graduate of Leadership in Police Organizations which is a course sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


Eric Grant
Assistant Chief Investigator
South County Criminal Investigations Division

The South County Criminal Investigations Division is led by Assistant Chief Eric Grant. This division is responsible for handling District Attorney initiated criminal investigations in southern Tulare County involving alleged police and public official misconduct, Tulare County Grand Jury investigations, and post filing investigations for pending felony and misdemeanor cases awaiting a trial by jury. This division also has specially trained criminal investigators assigned to the TRATT Unit, Child Abduction Unit, and the Rural Crimes Unit. The Rural Crimes Unit is a member of the Central Valley Rural Crime Prevention Program which investigates agricultural crimes in Tulare County and coordinates a thirteen county task force related to agricultural crimes. The Family Support Unit is included in this division which investigates parents who allegedly avoid the responsibility of providing for their families.

Assistant Chief Grant's law enforcement career started in 1987, with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department. He is a recipient of a distinguished service award from the California Office of the State Attorney General for his efforts to create a free network using a group email site to join as many investigators and prosecutors as possible to share their expertise on elder abuse.

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