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Special Victims Unit
The Special Victims Unit is an investigative component of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division. The Special Victims Unit responds to and investigates sexual assaults, child sexual offenses, and child abuse incidents through the utilization of the Maricopa County Multidisciplinary Protocol for the Investigation of Child Abuse. The Special Victims Unit has investigators stationed at two different locations.

Location: Major Crimes Division
              3335 West Durango Street
              Phoenix, Arizona 85009

              Southwest Family Advocacy Center
              2333 North Pebble Creek Parkway
              Suite A-200
              Goodyear, Arizona 85395

Special Victims Unit Cold Case Registry
In accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 13-4271, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit maintains a cold case registry. The cold case registry is for any victim, victim’s family member, or other lawful representative of a victim of a cold case who requests to be included in the registry. The registry provides a designated family point of contact for law enforcement with current contact information. This process provides law enforcement with an avenue to contact the family when there are new developments in the case.

For the purpose of the registry, a “cold case” is defined by A.R.S. 13-4271 as a homicide or a felony sexual offense that remains unsolved for one year or more after being reported to a law enforcement agency and that has no viable and unexplored investigatory leads. In order to submit a request to be included in the cold case registry, please contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit.

Contact Information

Telephone: 602-876-1087

E-Mail Address:

Mailing Address: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
                        Major Crimes Division - Special Victims Unit
                        550 West Jackson Street
                        Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Other Helpful Links

United States DOJ - Office on Violence Against Women
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona