In service to the victims of crime, the Virginia Beach Police Department Detective Bureau exists to assertively and objectively investigate crimes while honoring established legal principles, properly document these investigations, and present the findings for judicial review.
Responsible for investigating motor vehicle thefts, embezzlements, unauthorized use cases, and recovery of stolen vehicles from within Virginia Beach and other jurisdictions.
Determines crime patterns or trends that may reveal information about the perpetrator of an offense. Also responsible for assembling all of the pertinent data for the monthly COMPSTAT meeting.
Responsible for investigating felony cases involving assault of a family household member and stalking cases. Provides victims with information of available services and programs.
Economic Crimes Unit
Responsible for investigating identity theft
, larceny related to check and credit card fraud, computer crime and fraud, obtaining by false pretense, bad checks, forgery, construction fraud, bigamy, perjury, fail to return rental property, and counterfeit US currency and checks. If you have any questions related to the Economic Crime Unit, you can email us directly at ECU@vbgov.com
Forensic Services Unit
FSU is comprised of three units: crime scene investigations, identification section, and digital imaging section. Crime scene investigations identify, collect, document, and preserve evidence associated with criminal activity under investigation. Identification section assist in matching latent fingerprints from the crime scene to known offenders and carry out civil identification
duties for employment background checks. Digital imaging maintains all photographic records for the Department and analyzes video recordings for investigative purposes.
Responsible for investigating all homicides, felony assaults, abductions and all death investigations that fall within the purview of the Medical Examiner. Medical Examiner cases include suicides, accidental deaths, unexplained or unexpected deaths and deaths which occur while the decedent is in a prison, jail or police custody. The Homicide Unit also consists of a Cold Case Homicide Unit
Responsible for the enforcement of local and state laws regulating pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, precious metals dealers, scrap metal processors and junk dealers. The Pawns Unit facilitates the identification of suspects who commit crimes involving the theft of property by collecting and making daily transaction records from local shops and dealers available to police investigators, and it assists police investigators in the timely recovery of stolen property received by local shops and dealers.
Property Crimes Unit
Responsible for investigating burglary, larceny, assault, misdemeanor embezzlement, fraud, “flim flam” and general assignment cases. Each precinct has a Property Crimes Unit.
First Precinct PCU Sergeant - (757) 385-4942
Second Precinct PCU Sergeant - (757) 385-2761
Third Precinct PCU Sergeant - (757) 385-2722
Fourth Precinct PCU Sergeant - (757) 385-2824
Responsible for investigating all robbery offenses within the city of Virginia Beach. These cases include bank robbery, robbery of a business, carjacking, home invasion robberies and all extortion cases. The Robbery Squad conducts Financial Crime Awareness Training exclusively for financial institution employees. Contact them at (757) 385-4101 for more information. For additional robbery prevention training, click here to view the Crime Prevention Unit Business Watch program
Responsible for investigating all sexually related offenses and felony child abuse and neglect offenses.
In the Tidewater Area we have a victim advocacy organization of volunteers who are available to respond to assist victims of sexual assault with counseling and support services. Response Sexual Assault Support Services of the YWCA, 253 West Freemason Street Norfolk, Virginia (757) 622-4300. www.ywca.org
is the leading sexual assault victim support service in Tidewater.
Once a matter has been reported to the police, a victim can get additional emotional support from the Commonwealth Attorney's Victim Witness Office by calling (757) 385-8301. They can also assist in helping the victim file for financial compensation as a result of the crime.
The Virginia Beach Department of Social Services has a twenty four hour hotline to report suspected child abuse by calling (757) 437-3400. If you have concerns about children in other jurisdictions you can find the reporting number by contacting The Child Abuse Reporting Website.
The Special Victims Unit detectives also count on the professionals at the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters Child Abuse Program to assist in the collection of physical evidence of sexual assault or abuse of children. Additionally, a variety of services are offered to help victims and their families through the healing process. http://www.chkd.org/Services/ChildAbuse/
Warrant & Fugitive Unit
Responsible for executing civil mental custody orders, any felony and misdemeanor warrant, Circuit Court indictments, PB15 parole/probation violation papers, fugitive from justice warrants, capiases, magistrate summonses, and other related paperwork, issued by courts or magistrates. Warrants and/or court papers from within, or from outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, to include Governor's Warrants, are also executed by members of the Warrant/Fugitive Unit. Active warrants are available on ePRO