Special Victim Units

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Special Victim Units Job Description

Special Victims Unit detectives are specially trained to conduct sexual assault and physical abuse investigations, as well as any cases involving endangering the welfare of a child. This dedicated group of police investigators must be able to deal with intensely personal, difficult, and emotionally charged situations while still expertly performing their jobs.


  • Establishing all the facts, evidence and supporting statements through victim and witnesses and other sources of information
  • Identifying, investigating, apprehending, and prosecuting suspects in a variety of cases including: sexual assault; physical abuse, domestic violence; missing persons; juvenile offenders; and child exploitation material investigations
  • Assist victims of crime of Domestic Violence with obtaining Protection Orders
  • Maintain communication with victims and inform them of their rights
  • Provide information on victimization, crime prevention, safety planning and education

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