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San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
TORI VERBER SALAZAR
District Attorney

Scott A. Fichtner
Assistant District Attorney

Kristine M. Reed
Assistant District Attorney

David J. Derksen
Chief Investigator

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201

T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371

News from the Office of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar

For Immediate Release


December 09, 2020

CONTACT: Elisa Bubak, Public Information Officer
T (209) 468-2400  | E pr.info@sjcda.org

James Bojko Named New Bureau of Investigations Chief

Stockton - The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is proud to announce the appointment of Lieutenant James Bojko to Chief Investigator of the Bureau of Investigations. "It is without a doubt that newly appointed Chief Bojko will do a superb job of leading this excellent team. We look forward to your tenure as Chief Investigator. Congratulations, James," said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar.

The Chief of the Bureau of Investigations is responsible for the safety and security of the District Attorney and all District Attorney Personnel. This person is also responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising the activities of District Attorney Investigators assigned to the Bureau. District Attorney Investigators are statutory full-time peace officers who conduct investigations on behalf of the District Attorney. They provide quality and timely investigative support for the prosecutorial functions of the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office to enhance public safety. They collaborate with Deputy District Attorneys in the vigorous enforcement of criminal and civil laws.

The Bureau routinely uses investigative methods and techniques to gather and evaluate evidence, and to obtain information through interviews and interrogations.  The Bureau conducts investigations resulting in the apprehension and prosecution of persons suspected of committing criminal offenses. The core units of the Bureau are criminal investigations which include Vertical Prosecution Crimes: Homicide and Gangs, Child Abuse Sexual Assault (CASA), Domestic Violence, Sexually Violent Predators, Child Abduction. An additional core unit referenced as the Quality of Life Division encompasses:  Public Corruption and Integrity, Public Assistance and IHSS Fraud, Workers' Compensation and Auto Insurance Fraud, Consumer and Environmental Crimes, Real Estate Fraud, and Elder Abuse. The Bureau also investigates all Officer Involved Critical Incidents in San Joaquin County.

Before coming to the San Joaquin District Attorney's Office, Lieutenant Bojko spent 18 years at the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. He served in the Custody Division, Field Forces, and Detectives where he worked Property Crimes and Homicide. In 2008, James became a member of the San Joaquin District Attorney's Office as a Criminal Investigator. He was assigned to the Mainline/Homicide Unit and was promoted to Investigator III in 2016. He currently supervises 18 people within the Impact Unit. James was also responsible for managing the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS), currently assists in Officer Involved Critical Incident investigations, and is the Department Safety & Health Representative.

Newly appointed Chief James Bojko is currently in the transition phase with retiring Chief David Derksen and will be sworn in at the end of the month. "I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Bureau of Investigations," said James Bojko, "and look forward to working with District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar and our local law enforcement partners to positively benefit our community."