Office of the District Attorney Hires First Female Chief Investigator

Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward has selected Lindy Gligorijevic as his new Chief Investigator of the Bureau of Investigations.

Linda Gligorijevic
Linda Gligorijevic

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.

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.

The Office of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigations is comprised of 80 sworn and civilian personnel. It is the third largest law enforcement agency in Tulare County.

The duties of the 46 sworn criminal investigators range from investigating child abuse to homicide, from political corruption to fraud. They provide training for local law enforcement and have a wide variety of community outreach duties. They reach out to businesses and community organizations to reduce crime and increase public safety by investigating workers’ compensation fraud, elder abuse, community scams, and many other types of crime.

Moving forward in 2015, Ward sees Gligorijevic as a key component in his continued commitment to protect and care for victims of crime.

“I’m pleased to have Chief Gligorijevic lead the Bureau,” he said. “She is highly qualified and is the best person to lead our dedicated group of law enforcement professionals.”

“There is no greater responsibility than to protect and serve our community. The Bureau of Investigations is comprised of outstanding criminal investigators and professional staff. It is an honor to lead them and it is a privilege to work for District Attorney Ward,” said Gligorijevic.

“My husband and I are life-long California residents and are so happy to be living, now, in the best region in the state, although I could do without the rattlesnakes,” she stated.

She and her husband, a retired Los Angeles City Fire Captain, live in Elderwood with their two standard poodles.

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