The Bureau, acting as the primary law enforcement agency in the third season of Criminal Case, is a now-disbanded international police organization in charge of conducting security duties and investigating crimes all over the globe.


The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used an international crime organization called SOMBRA in order to gain oil from the country of Grenadia. After that, the CIA turned on SOMBRA and attacked them. After they rose once again, Elizabeth Ripley left the CIA and founded the Bureau in order to combat the criminal organization.


Since its founding days, the Bureau had gained the reputation as the top law enforcement agency in the world, reporting to nothing but justice, and fighting criminals – including members of SOMBRA – that would be impossible for local governments or higher orders to fight.

The Bureau would investigate murders anywhere in the world, searching crime scenes for clues, interviewing witnesses and suspects, and carefully analyzing evidence in order to progress. After gaining all the criteria, the force would deem it appropriate to apprehend the actual killer behind the murder and put them behind bars.


Thirteen people, including the player character, have acted as members of the Bureau over the course of the game, with each of them assigned a particular job:

Personnel Age Position Duties Status
Elizabeth Ripley 63 Chief of Police Oversees all criminal investigation operations of the agency. Retired
Ingrid Bjorn 41 Administrative Assistant (formerly) / Chief of Police Oversees all criminal investigation operations of the agency.
Formerly read and reviewed files on behalf of Chief Ripley, and took care of digital/technical analyses when Elliot was unavailable.
N/A[note 1]
Player N/A Homicide Detective Performs homicide investigations as the investigator-in-chief of formal murder investigations; brings killers to justice by all means necessary. Resigned
Jack Archer 27 Elite Force Agent Recruits only the finest officers from local law enforcement agencies on behalf of the Chief's office. Assigned to investigate murders and shady crimes with the player. N/A[note 1]
Carmen Martinez 40 Elite Force Detective A detective who served as a local journalist prior to her tenure into the Bureau. Assigned to investigate murders and shady crimes with the player. N/A[note 1]
Angela Douglas 41 Chief Medical Examiner Autopsies bodies of various murder victims, analyzes the murder weapon if necessary, issues new leads whenever possible, and handles anatomic forensics when needed. Incarcerated
Grace Delaney

[note 2]

35 N/A[note 1]
Lars Douglas 45 Lab Chief Handles and analyzes physical, biological, and clinical evidence to help homicide investigators incriminate the killer's identity, and sometimes discovers the murder weapon. N/A[note 1]
Elliot Clayton 17 Tech Expert Handles and analyzes digital and technical evidence to help homicide investigators incriminate the killer's identity. Also issues new leads whenever possible. N/A[note 1]
Marina Romanova 32 Profiler Analyzes objects and/or clues that cannot be analyzed by digital, physical, clinical, anatomic or technical forensics, but instead, through psychological analysis. N/A[note 1]
Armand Dupont 62 Historian Analyzes objects and/or clues and uses historical, cultural, or linguistic measures to bring or decipher important information from them. Deceased
Jonah Karam 38 Field Expert Assists detectives arrest notorious criminals by gaining outside information and/or using violent measures; performs analysis on weapons. N/A[note 1]
Michelle Zuria 45 Informant Assigned to investigate murders and shady crimes with the player. Also uses her past experience with SOMBRA to predict or deduce their course of action. Deceased

Notable arrests



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "The Darkest Hour" – The Bureau is disbanded per Ingrid's orders, with nine members still actively participating in the final roster.
  2. "Ice Rage" – Grace is chosen as Angela's replacement.
  3. Klaus is released shortly after.
  4. Klaus manages to escape during interrogation.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Temporary custody.
  6. Omar is shot dead by Jonah during the arrest.
  7. Asal is granted immunity from the crime due to special relationships between the Court and Mossad.
  8. Judge Adaku grants immunity to Ronin after he helps by providing information about SOMBRA.
  9. Chieko is put in custody for endangering the Douglas triplets' lives.
  10. Arrested on more than one occasion.
  11. Sarah is shot dead by Jack during the arrest.