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Police Department - SIU/VICE Intelligence Unit
Lt. John Gabbard, Commanding Officer

The responsibilities of the Vice Intelligence Unit include narcotics investigations, organized crime investigations, liquor violations and intelligence gathering and dissemination in collaboration with numerous State and Federal agencies.

In past years, the Vice Intelligence Unit executed and assisted in the investigations, arrests and prosecutions of high-profile and interstate drug offenders and violent offenders; performed street-level drug interdiction; provided undercover security at public and political events; and responded to community complaints involving drug sales, liquor violations, gambling offenses and prostitution.

Vice Intelligence Unit investigations often involved the deployment of the department's S.W.A.T. team, and the unit also works with other law enforcement agencies on a regular basis.

To contact or find out more information about the Special Investigation Unit / Vice Intelligence Unit, call the Department's main line at (330) 489-3100.