National and State Recognitions
The Department was first accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in April 1989, and it has maintained its accredited status ever since, being re-accredited in May 2017. For more information on the department's accreditation, click here
Individuals and units within the department frequently receive state and national awards for their outstanding work on cases or as professionals. Those awards are listed below.
- NENA Representative 2019
- North Carolina Gang Investigators Association 2019
- Executive of the Year 2018
- GVCU conducted a nine-month investigation into a group of individuals associated with a Crip set. The investigation concerned a continuing criminal enterprise (CCE) involving members who were extorting individuals, conducting title fraud, trafficking narcotics and conducting sales of illegal firearms. Over the course of the investigation, this unit was able to purchase or recover (16) sixteen firearms, trafficking amounts of cocaine and ecstasy, and recover numerous stolen vehicles and property. In total, (9) nine individuals were charged with CCE along with nearly 70 other felony offenses. Many crimes were associated with individuals who were being extorted by means of intimidation.
- In July 2018, detectives began investigating a rash of robberies that occurred across the city within several days. This unit’s dedication to the pursuit of justice and long nights of surveillance allowed detectives to apprehend two individuals who were responsible. Detectives were able to link the suspects to multiple crimes which included (7) seven counts of Robbery with a dangerous weapon, (7) counts of First-degree Kidnapping, and (6) six counts of Assault by pointing a gun.
- In the summer to late fall of 2018, the gang unit investigated a homicide investigation that occurred earlier in the year. The investigation revealed members of a Blood set attempted to rob a drug dealer, killing him during the incident. Detectives pursued justice for the victim and family, ultimately arresting (6) individuals for murder nearly seven months later. Not only were these detectives able to solve this heinous crime, but were able to obtain confessions from five of the six individuals involved.
- In December 2018, the gang unit investigated a drug-related homicide that occurred behind an apartment complex with no known witnesses. Detectives of this unit quickly developed suspect information and were able to apprehend the offender, who was a Blood gang member, within two days. Once again detectives were able to obtain a confession from the offender, who ultimately identified two accomplices. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
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