The Sex Crimes Unit (SCU) consists of 1 supervisor, 9 detectives and 2 victim advocates. The victim advocates provide trauma inform direct services and ongoing support to victims and their families throughout the investigation, during the court proceedings and even after the investigation has been completed. The Sex Crimes Unit focuses on crimes of sexual violence within the city of Portland, investigating Measure 11 sexual assaults involving victims between the ages of 14 and 64 where the suspect is known to the victim, is a stranger, or in a “non-family” role, when the crime occurs in the City of Portland. Detectives and advocates work closely with Child Protective Services, medical professionals, prosecutors and advocacy agencies to provide support to the victims of these crimes.
These offenses include: Rape I and Rape II, Sodomy I and Sodomy II, Sex Abuse I and Sex Abuse II, Unlawful Sexual Penetration I and Unlawful Sexual Penetration II. The Sex Crimes Unit also investigates other non-Measure 11 felony and/or misdemeanor sex crimes, adult incest, and bigamy.
The Sex Crimes Unit also houses the Sex Offender Registration Detail (SORD) which has 3 full-time officers. The officers are tasked with ensuring that sex offenders are properly registered and are living at their registered addresses, as well as investigating offenses committed by registered sex offenders.
THE ROSE PROJECT:
In the first quarter of 2015, the Portland Police Bureau undertook and completed an extensive audit regarding the number of Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Kits stored in it property room. As a result of this audit, Portland Police Bureau has applied for a federal grant to help with the cost of testing and investigation. If you are a victim of a sex crime and had sexual assault kit collected, you have an option to know the status of your sexual assault kit please call 503-823-0125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the very personal and confidential nature of these crimes, we will be unable to provide information to anyone except the victim listed on the police report.