Street Crimes Unit
The Street Crimes Unit (SCU) works under a philosophy geared towards the pro-active investigation and enforcement of street crimes in general, with an emphasis on street level narcotics violators and drug houses. Other areas of responsibility include gathering gang information, conducting special surveillance operations, weapons violations, prostitution, and other types of street crimes which can be pro-actively addressed by doing surveillance, using informants, serving search warrants, conducting undercover operations, buy/busts, reverse stings and any other investigations as directed by the Chief of Police. The unit works closely with members of the Crime Prevention Unit and Code Enforcement on nuisance houses and for intelligence gathering.
The SCU has open lines of communication with other agencies including AP&P, Metro Gangs, Fugitive Task Force and the DEA Task Force. The SCU actively solicits tips from the community, officers, and other agencies regarding suspected criminal activity of an ongoing nature.