Special Victims Section
The Special Victims Section (SVS) investigates crimes against the most vulnerable segments of the community. Their cases involve:
- Child abuse
- Child pornography
- Crimes against the elderly
- Crimes against individuals with special needs or dementia
- Crimes by or against children
- Human trafficking
- Sexual assault
The SVS consists of one Sergeant and five Detectives.
The Special Victims Section (SVS) conducts criminal and juvenile delinquency investigations, focusing on sensitivity to victims. Detectives assigned to the section investigate crimes by/or against children, crimes involving child or adult sexual abuse, abuse, neglect against the elderly, and crimes against individuals with special needs. The section also investigates runaways and missing persons.
The SVS Detectives actively investigate Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), working with the Connecticut ICAC Task Force and FBI Computer Crimes Against Children. ICAC investigations generally involve the possession, manufacture, or distribution of child pornography and the sex trafficking of children.
Individual detectives conduct liaisons with each of Greenwich’s public and private schools. Prevention efforts are conducted regularly in the form of classroom talks and community group discussions to educate parents, children, and the community and lessen their chances of becoming victims. Educating the public is a significant focus of the sectiThe The topics presented include Internet Safety, Bullying, Risky Behaviors, Underage Drinking, the Dangers of Vaping, and Substance Abuse.
If you are aware or suspect that a child or elder adult is being physically, sexually, emotionally, or financially abused, you can make a confidential report at TIPS@greenwichct.org or by calling 203-622-3333.