Consumer & Environmental Protection

The Consumer and Environmental Protection Division is comprised of a consumer unit and an environmental unit. The Consumer Unit investigates and prosecutes unfair, fraudulent, and dishonest business practices which harm consumers and honest businesses. The Consumer Unit also receives and investigates consumer complaints. The Environmental Unit uses a combination of civil and criminal prosecution to enforce the laws that prohibit the illegal disposal of hazardous wastes and other pollutants onto public or private property and into the air and waterways.

Consumer Unit

The Consumer Unit investigates and prosecutes unfair, fraudulent, and dishonest business practices which harm consumers and honest businesses.  Learn More

Environmental Unit

The Environmental Unit of the Division was created in 1990. The members of the Environmental Unit investigate and prosecute cases that involve violations of those code sections designed to protect the environmental quality of our community.

A prosecution can be based upon the Health and Safety Code, the Penal Code, the Vehicle Code, the Water Code or the Fish & Game Code.