dedicated members of this unit are responsible for investigating all
sex-related crimes including all instances of sexual assault or child
molestation, felony-level child abuse cases, child abductions, all
child/infant deaths, and conducting non-criminal investigations involving
persons missing for more than five days or under unusual or dangerous
circumstances. They continually strive to build successful cases for
criminal prosecution and/or presentation in Family Court. In addition,
this unit assists in public awareness and educational activities as
designated by the Sheriff and/or his designee.
unit is also divided into smaller specialized groups: Internet Crimes,
Domestic Violence, and the Sex Offender Registry.
Crimes: Detectives conduct all computer child pornography
and traveler-type investigations.
Violence: Detectives conduct follow-up investigations of
certain domestic violence incidents, elderly abuse incidents, and
participate in the domestic violence program "Resolve"
with Vera House.
Offender Registry: This unit oversees the Sheriff's Sexual
Offender Tracking program, which currently implements Megan's Law
in the towns and villages within Onondaga County. (This program
complies with all Sex Offender Registration Act requirements, which
includes offender registration, change of address notifications,
and annual verifications.) They also provide community notification.
unit works closely with members of Vera
Attorney's Special Victims Bureau, Child
Alliance, the Child Abuse Response Team, and State and Local Law Enforcement