Special Victims Unit

The Special Victims Unit is committed to ensuring that all survivors are treated with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, understanding, and professionalism.  The detectives assigned to the Special Victims Unit have received specialized training in trauma-informed interviewing, including the neurobiology of trauma. By understanding how trauma affects victims, officers can provide an experience that supports victims’ healing and recovery without re-traumatizing the victim. Detectives utilize a soft interview room, located at the MSU Police Department, to interview survivors in a safe and supportive environment. The SVU investigates the following crimes:

  • Sex Crimes
  • Relationship Violence
  • Stalking and Harassment
  • Child Abuse
  • Vulnerable Adult Abuse
  • Missing Persons

The MSU Police Department recognizes that a strong community response will have the greatest change in the life of an individual victim.  The Special Victims Unit works with community partners to continuously address the needs of victims and assist them with resources locally available.  Officers also participate in community outreach programs and provide training to improve the safety of our community and encourage reporting.