Support Services Division
The Support Services Division is responsible for the following:
- Criminal Investigations Unit
- Street Crimes Unit
- Community Engagement Team
- Property and Evidence
- Crime Analyst
- Emergency Response Team
- Hiring & Recruiting
- Training & Professional Development
- Health & Safety
- Fleet Management
- Crime Solvers
Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) – CIU is responsible for investigating major crimes involving all felonies, and serious misdemeanors. The unit is supervised by a Detective Sergeant, and is staffed with 5 detectives.
Street Crimes Unit (SCU) – SCU focuses on reducing crime and disorder within our community by targeting known offenders, violent offenders, drugs, gangs, and other enterprises that have a negative impact on our community. The unit is supervised by a Detective Sergeant, and is staffed with 6 detectives, with two members assigned to State Police 1B Narcotics Task Force, and the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Community Engagement Team (CET) – CET is currently represented by 2 officers, who report to the Street Crimes Unit, Detective Sergeant. The team has been designed to problem solve through partnerships with our community stakeholders. They will utilize both Community Oriented and Problem Oriented policing strategies to strengthen relationships and provide transparency to those we serve.
Property and Evidence Unit (PEU) – PEU is comprised of 1 sworn officer, and a civilian staff member. PEU is responsible for maintaining all property and evidence submitted by the Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Fire Department.
Crime Analyst – Crime Analyst is tasked with providing current and timely crime trend data that is used for investigations. The work with both members of Field Services as well as Support Services, and our federal partners.
Emergency Response Team (ERT) – ERT houses the S.W.A.T. Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team. The S.W.A.T. team has a total of 18 members, 2 of which are the team leaders, and 4 are team medics from the Fire Department. The Crisis Negotiation Team contains a team leader, and 3 members. Both teams train monthly to include topics such as, tactical operations, stress management, building clearings, weapons training, etc.
Hiring & Recruiting – The Hopewell Police Department’s hiring philosophy is simple – we recruit, train, develop and retain the most highly qualified, professional workforce available. This unit oversees all aspects of the hiring and recruiting process from initial application, testing and evaluation to day one on the job.
Training & Professional Development – The mission of the Hopewell Police Department’s training and professional development component is to provide the best possible training for new, probationary and veteran members, as well as, to assist in the professional development of all its police department personnel.
Health & Safety – The department’s Health & Safety Coordinator is responsible for: implementation and compliance of safety plans/policies, investigating work-related injuries and/or accidents, and ensuring department personnel receive the requisite safety training.
Fleet Management – Duties include, assignments, budgets, maintenance, repair, and replacement of vehicles.
Crime Solvers – This program is in partnership with the Prince George Police Department, and is a tax-exempt community based organization that offers rewards for tips leading to apprehension of wanted fugitives and the solving of crime.