Detectives assigned to Person Crimes are responsible for investigating all homicides, robberies, rape, assaults, arsons and domestic violence. Although capable of investigating any crime, Person Crimes detectives focus on developing an expertise in their respective fields. This specialized training and experience have become instrumental toward solving numerous cases. In partnership with the District Attorney’s Office, they team-up to successfully prosecute criminals.
Through the use of crime analysis, networking with allied agencies, or with the help of citizen information, profiles can be developed to potentially identify suspects or predict their future criminal behavior. This information can assist in effective crime suppression and/or apprehension efforts.
Being the victim of any crime can be unsettling. However, being the victim of a physical or “persons” crime can be even more traumatic. In addition to capitalizing on their problem-solving skills, investigators must be empathetic toward victim needs. In particular, our Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence investigators work closely with victim advocacy groups regarding available resources and “victim rights.”