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Welcome to the MIT Police Department’s Detective Unit.
Detectives review reports of criminal activity documented by uniformed patrol officers of the department. The Detectives then determine if a criminal act was committed and attempt to identify and apprehend the person(s) responsible. The Detectives will attempt to recover property that has been reported stolen. The Detective Unit is available 24/7 to respond to the scene of criminal activity or to assist the victim(s). Criminal acts we respond to include, but are not limited to: Homicide, Burglary, Arson, Aggravated Battery, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assaults. The Detective Unit is responsible for forensic examination of crime scenes and the collection, evaluation, and securing of evidence. Detectives may also utilize the services of the Office of Student Citizenship (C.O.D. internal process). The Detective Unit will provide the victim of sexual or domestic violence with resources such as: mental health referral, advocacy and planning, medical assistance, etc. In addition, assistance and support while maneuvering through the criminal court process or the MIT Office of Student Citizenship will be made available.
The Detective Unit provides the MIT Community with comprehensive sexual assault and domestic violence awareness training. Training includes: awareness and cultural change and response, victim support, intimidation-free reporting, anonymous/confidential reporting, fair and impartial investigations, and the promise to protect the safety, well–being, and confidentiality of everyone in the MIT community. The Detective Unit networks with local and state agencies in order to offer the victim(s) options best for them. The Detective Unit provides the highest quality of service to those who have been victimized by crime. Regardless of the severity of the offense, the unit looks to advocate for all victims and provide them with updated status of their cases.