POLICE Department

Special Victims Division

The Special Victims Division investigates sexual assault, child sexual abuse, physical abuse of a child, and elder abuse. The Special Victims Division strengthens the quality of its investigations and support for victims by framing investigations in a victim‐centered approach and by collaborating with victim support services and community outreach organizations. The Special Victims Division manages the following units:

Adult Sex Crimes, which investigates sexual assaults of adult victims;
Child Sexual Abuse, which investigates allegations of sexual offenses involving children (16 and younger), and works closely with the Children’s Assessment Center to secure medical care, therapy, and support for child victims and their families; and
Child Physical Abuse, which investigates all criminal offenses related to the physical abuse of juveniles (17 and under), collaborating with CPS and the District Attorney’s Office to ensure incidents are reported, investigated, and prosecuted.