Detective Bureau

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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.


 Auto Squad

​Responsible for investigating motor vehicle thefts, embezzlements, unauthorized use cases, and recovery of stolen vehicles from within Virginia Beach and other jurisdictions.​

 Crime Analysis

​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.​

 Domestic Violence

Responsible for investigating felony cases involving assault of a family household member and stalking cases. Provides victims with information of available services and programs.

Click here for a Victim/Witness Service Guide.​

 Economic Crimes Unit

​Responsible for investigating identity theftembezzlement, larceny related to check and credit card fraud, computer crime and fraud, obtaining by false pretense, bad checks, forgery, construction fraud, bigamy, perjury, failure 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. The crime scene investigations unit identifies, collects, documents, and preserves evidence associated with crimina​​l activity under investigation. The identification section unit assists in matching latent fingerprints from the crime scene to known offenders and carries out civil identification duties for employment background checks (follow link and go to Permits & Records Checks tab). The digital imaging unit maintains all photographic records for the Department and analyzes video recordings for investigative purposes.​​

 Homicide

​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.​

 Missing Persons

​Responsible for investigating runaway children, missing adults, and parental abductions. Click here for information on runaway children.​

 Pawn Unit

​Responsible for the enforcement of local and state laws regulating pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, precious metals dealers, scrap metal processors and junk dealers. The Pawn 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

 Robbery

​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.​

 Special Victims

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/Our-Services/Specialty-Care-and-Programs/Child-Abuse-Program/​

 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.​
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