The Santa Fe Police Department Special Victims Unit (SVU) primarily investigates reported criminal activity where a child has been physically abused, abandoned, neglected, or sexually abused. This unit also investigates missing children and runaway juveniles.
SVU investigates Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and Human Trafficking along with our other duties. SVU uses proactive approaches to prevent the exploitation of children in these areas. The unit conducts forensic analysis on computers and cellular phones. We also provide training for schools, children, parents, and other partners in the community to ensure that they are aware of internet safety.
SVU is a very specialized unit that works closely with other agencies within the state to protect children from being victimized. We are dedicated to protecting children in the community and online.