Greenville County Sheriff Creates Crimes Against Children Unit

Seems odd that any government agency is expanding in this economy but this sounds like a good enough cause. I’d m afraid the focus of the unit will be too scattered but maybe they have a plan to keep that from happening:

From WSPA:

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is creating a “Crimes Against Children” Unit.

The unit will combine cases involving children into one group.

The Sheriff’s Office says skills and training required to work these cases are similar and it will allow investigators to be more effective and efficient.

The types of crimes that will be investigated include sexual assaults, child abuse and child neglect.

The idea for the unit came from a Sheriff’s Office investigator.

The unit will be made of four full-time investigators, and it will be housed at Greenville County Square.


4 Responses to “Greenville County Sheriff Creates Crimes Against Children Unit”

  1. Loup on August 17th, 2011 1:02 pm

    Why do they needs “Special Unit” to do their regular job?? They invetigate crimes… children or adults… it’s still a crime. this make Mongo’s head hurt

  2. DodiaFae on August 17th, 2011 11:28 pm

    I think the idea is to have people who specialize in specific types of crime… a case is more likely to be solved if the investigator knows exactly what to look for. (An example is that those investigators that specialize in tracking CP often are able to track down abusers and rescue children by looking for visual clues in the photos/videos.)

  3. Jill on September 2nd, 2011 4:27 pm

    Interviewing children, particuarly child victims, is a special skill. It requires specialized training. Cases can be made or lost depending on the skill of the investigator. Having a few officers with this special training is more efficient and more cost effective. And this isn’t a goivernment expansion; it’s a reorganization.

  4. Rob Taylor on September 2nd, 2011 4:37 pm

    Jill I’d agree with you but when we look at the public financials next year you will see an expansion of expenditures (and a drop in tax revenue but that’s unrelated)

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