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The State Police Detective Unit of Plymouth County
Homicide/General Investigation Section | Unsolved Homicide Section | Narcotics Section | Computer Crimes Section
There is a Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned
exclusively to the Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office.
The State Police Detective Unit investigates all types of Major Crimes committed within Plymouth County, including but not limited to: homicides, sexual assaults, child abuse, white collar crime, computer crimes, public integrity complaints, and illegal narcotic offenses.
The State Police Detective Unit consists of a Homicide/General Investigations Section,
a Narcotics Section, and a Computer Crimes Section.
Members of The State Police Detective Unit regularly attend local community meetings and events, and sit on various task forces. By partnering with both local and federal law enforcement agencies, The State Police Detective Unit has made tremendous strides in serving and protecting the citizens of Plymouth County.
THE HOMICIDE / GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTIONPursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws the District Attorney´s Office has the responsibility of investigating all sudden or unattended deaths if under violent, suspicious, or unusual circumstances.
These deaths are investigated by the District Attorney´s "Law Enforcement Representative", which in our county is the State Police Detective Unit- Homicide Section which is assigned directly to the District Attorney´s Office. The State Police Detective Unit works in conjunction with the local police on death investigations. The decision of whether to ultimately charge and prosecute someone for a death lies with the District Attorney´s Office.
THE UNSOLVED HOMICIDE SECTIONThe Homicide Section also continually investigates all unsolved homicides. These cases are a priority for our office. We have undertaken the review of every unsolved homicide that has occurred in Plymouth County since 1975.
This was a daunting task for investigators and prosecutors. It involved the review of almost 100 cases. Most of these cases are decades old, the witnesses may be deceased and the paper trail,
if any, is thin. These old homicides are sometimes referred to as "cold cases".
In our office, however, we have not forgotten these cases, we have not forgotten these victims, and we have not forgotten that there are killers who have not had their day in court.
With the help of scientific advances, investigative police work, and the assistance of the public we are working hard to solve these horrible crimes.
If anyone has information on an unsolved homicide
Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office
32 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301