The investigative arm of the Hampton Police Division falls within the purview of the Investigative Services Branch. Investigative Services is broken down into a diverse group of units: Property Crimes Unit (PCU), Crimes Against Persons (CAP), Special Investigations Unit/Gang Unit (SIU), Forensic Unit and the Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit.
Each member of the Investigative Services Branch is charged with ensuring that each and every case that is assigned is thoroughly and professionally investigated without bias or prejudice. The search for the truth is the underpinning of cases that members of Investigative Services are tasked with investigating; this done with the utmost consideration for the needs of the victim.
Property Unit (727-6111)
Property crime is a category of crime in which the person who commits the crime seeks to do damage to or derive an unlawful benefit or interest from another's property without using force or threat of force. Property crimes are often high-volume crimes. Some of the crimes the Hampton Police Property Crimes Unit investigates are burglary, auto theft, and white collar crimes.
Crimes Against Persons (727-6111)
Crimes Against Persons Unit (CAP) investigate any crime in which a person is the intended victim. These crimes generally felonious and include some element of violence towards the victim. There are some examples of the crimes that CAP typically investigates: Murder, Robbery, Rape, Maiming, and Domestic Violence.
Forensic Unit (727-6111)
Forensic Science Unit is responsible for evidence collection, processing, and preservation. Members of the Forensic Science Unit employ many techniques to ensure that physical evidence is properly: documented, collected, analyzed, and when needed sent to the Division of Forensic Science for more advanced testing.
Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit (727-6111)
The Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit is responsible for the collection, analysis, and routine reporting of crime information. This information forms the basis upon which operational responses are planned and implemented to address crime within the community. The Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit staffing consists of four positions. Personnel develop and maintain crime reports, develop directed patrol and selective enforcement locations; track historical data, monitor crime and demographic trends and patterns. The Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit also monitors police intelligence information to assist the Uniform Patrol and Investigative Services in identifying criminal patterns and activities.
Special Investigations Unit (Narcotics) (727-6111)
The investigation of illegal drugs and vice related activities in the City of Hampton is the responsibility of the Hampton Police Division's Special Investigations Unit (SIU). The Special Operations squad is comprised of 10 Investigators. Working with the Community, and other Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as other members of the Hampton Police Division, this squad provides pro-active law enforcement focusing on vice and narcotic offenses. SIU utilizes Community input and involvement as well as other agencies and officers' information to assess problem areas, within the City of Hampton. The objective for SIU is to work together to evaluate and implement operational plans to target illegal drug and vice trouble spots, in the City of Hampton. Some SIU investigations require surveillance, federal task force operations and undercover operations. This work includes a great deal of research, and patience, due to the intensity, seriousness and clandestine nature of the offenses.
Street Crimes Unit (727-6111)
The Street Crimes Unit is designed to reclaim areas of the City of Hampton where cycles of violent crimes, narcotic distribution and quality of life crimes are flourishing; utilizing pro-active law enforcement, with the assistance of the Crime Analysis Unit identifying hot spots within the City of Hampton.
Gang Intelligence Unit (727-6111)
The Gang Intelligence Unit is tasked with investigating, and the enforcement, of crimes involving street gangs: such as, gang participation and recruitment, hazing, witness intimidation, maiming and vandalism. The Unit also assists the Crimes Against Persons Unit and Property Crimes Unit with investigations involving gang members and gang violence. The Unit maintains an ongoing gang database, which serves as an intelligence resource for sworn Police personnel. The Gang Intelligence Unit also makes educational presentations to civic groups, neighborhoods and other agencies, within the City of Hampton. The Hampton Police Division is partnered with U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Peninsula Safe Streets Task Force. This Task Force consists of Federal, State, and local Law Enforcement Agencies. The Task Force Investigates Violent Street Gangs for violations of racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms violations to obtain prosecutions through the U.S. Federal Court System.
Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Task Force
The Hampton Police Division has collaborated with the surrounding Peninsula Law Enforcement Agencies including Virginia State Police, to create the Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (PNETF). This task force conducts criminal investigations, targeting high-level drug traffickers, importers, and money laundering organizations.
Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force
The Hampton Police Division is partnered with U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Task Force. This Task Force consists of Federal, State, and local Law Enforcement Agencies. The Task Force addresses high-level narcotic trafficking, importers, and money laundering operations stretching across state lines and federal borders.
Crime & Grime
The Hampton Crime and Grime Initiative is an aggressive campaign against blighted and repetitive drug properties. It was established to send the message that Hampton has a "No Tolerance" attitude when it comes to Crime and Grime. The Divisions' SIU works to investigate all complaints with an eye toward maintaining healthy neighborhoods within the City of Hampton.