Operations Division - Special Enforcement Section
Street Crimes Unit (SCU)
The Street Crimes Unit consists of officers who are highly self motivated and work in an undercover capacity. SCU detectives are responsible for investigating criminal activities including illegal drug laboratories, trafficking in stolen property, all narcotic offenses and prostitution cases within the city of Peoria. SCU detectives also assist other units within the department with surveillance and the apprehension of wanted fugitives. SCU detectives often work in conjunction with other valley police agencies, as well as the FBI, DEA, and the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms. This unit includes property crimes investigators who are primarily responsible for proactive and follow-up investigations of crimes involving thefts, burglaries, and auto theft.
Community Impact Team
The Community Impact Team (AKA: Impact) was born of a need to be able to deploy resources to emerging trends, priority problems (hotspots) and community concerns. The team also works special events in the city. Team members were selected for their understanding of modern policing concepts of; data driven, intelligence led, predictive policing. The team members all demonstrated an understanding and commitment to community policing- partnering with the community to solve problems, a commitment to crime prevention and motivated to develop innovative solutions to problem solving.
The Peoria Police Department's K9 Team is set up to assist officers in their search for hidden suspects and locate articles or evidence of a crime, including the presence of narcotics and/or explosives. Police dogs can run at speeds up to 35mph and have an incredible sense of smell – up to 1 million times stronger than the human sense of smell. These characteristics make our police dogs an invaluable asset to the department, its officers and the public.
The team consists of three sworn officers and three police service dogs. Two of the dogs, Rocco and Havoc, are Belgian Malinois - a breed known for its intense drive and physical endurance. Rocco and Havoc are cross-certified as patrol and narcotic dogs. The unit’s third dog, Zappa, is a Black Lab, and serves only as a narcotic detection dog.
|K9 Officer A. Brewer with dog 'Havoc'
||K9 Officer Jeremy Cooper with dog 'Rocco'
Traffic enforcement of the Peoria Police Department is assigned to the Special Enforcement Section of the Operations Support Bureau and is comprised of two teams.
Traffic enforcement personnel are responsible for various traffic functions including: the investigation of traffic collisions (including serious and fatal collisions), responding to traffic complaints, collision reduction enforcement, school zone enforcement, DUI investigation/enforcement, commercial vehicle inspections, and help to support the department’s mission of crime prevention with selective enforcement deployments in identified crime areas.