Special Victims Section
About the Special Victims Section
The Special Victims Section is composed of the Juvenile Investigation Unit, Missing Persons Unit, Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and Elder Physical Abuse Unit. The Special Victims Section is staffed by one sergeant, three detectives and civilian support personnel.
The Special Victims Section is dedicated to ensuring the safety and welfare of sex assault victims, child abuse victims, physically abused elder victims and all juveniles, regardless of whether they're the victim or suspect of a crime. Our mission is to concentrate on the protection of crime victims and juveniles along with the prevention of juvenile delinquents and the prosecution of juvenile offenders whenever necessary.
The Inglewood Police Department recognizes the importance of criminal prosecution. Especially as it pertains to violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders, but believes that discretion should be used when handling juvenile first or second time offenders through education and intervention. Equally as important as criminal prosecution are resources that provide alternatives, designed to minimize chances of first time offenders becoming repeat offenders who continue to commit crimes as adults.
The Inglewood Police Department is committed to the development and perpetuation of internal and external programs, designed to protect juveniles, prevent and control juvenile delinquency. It's our philosophy that through the cooperative efforts of the community and law enforcement, crime and violence committed by and against juveniles can be minimized or prevented.
The Inglewood Police Department intends to seek out community-based alternatives to incarceration, such as education, counseling referral services and intervention programs designed to work within an entire family unit. Programs that provide collaboration of the local systems before which a youth may appear such as law enforcement, courts, school, the child protective services, and mental health agencies are optimum.
Juvenile & Missing Person Investigations Unit
The Juvenile and Missing Person Investigations Unit is responsible for Juvenile Investigations and Misdemeanor Juvenile Criminal Investigations.