Property Crimes Units (North & East and South & West)
Each Property Crimes Unit is comprised of a sergeant and ten investigators. Property Crimes investigators investigate crimes of theft, damage to property, residential and business break-ins, and recovered stolen property.
The Person Crimes Unit has a sergeant and six investigators responsible for investigating crimes of violence – including murder, rape, robberies, assaults, and arsons. The Person Crimes Unit also investigates cases involving adult missing persons.
The six investigators and investigative sergeant in the Juvenile Crimes Unit manage all criminal cases involving offenders and victims under the age of 16, and victims under the age of 18. The Juvenile Unit also investigates missing persons under the age of 18.
The Intelligence Unit functions to gather, organize, assess and store criminal intelligence information on criminals, radical groups or gangs who pose a threat to the Wake County community.
This unit investigates frauds and other "white collar crimes" including Identity Theft, Credit Card Fraud, Counterfeit Checks, Forgery, Embezzlement and any other attempts to obtain property by trickery or deception.
School Resource Officers
School Resource Officers (SRO) perform necessary law enforcement functions on Wake County Public School campuses. This function includes proactive crime prevention, conducting criminal investigations, making arrests when necessary, developing intervention strategies and crisis planning. The SRO is instrumental in providing a safe environment conducive to the learning process. Students and faculty have a heightened perception of safety due to the work of the SRO. The SRO functions as a mentor, a positive role model, and a friend.
Public Protection Registration
When Sheriff Harrison took office, he recognized the need to physically verify the addresses of sex offenders. The law requires that the Sheriff's Office verify sex offender's addresses twice a year.
Now, Wake County deputies physically go to the homes of sex offenders to ensure that they are living at the address listed in the registry. If deputies discover that they no longer live at that address, they will charge the sex offenders with failure to register and/or failure to notify regarding their address change. By going above and beyond what the law requires, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office wants to use every means possible to better protect and serve the citizens of Wake County.
For more information, please see the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry.