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Last Updated: 2010-01-20

Major Crimes Detectives

The Major Crimes Division is comprised of one captain, three lieutenants, 10 sergeants, 67 detectives, two forensic technicians and one photo lab technician.

It includes the units of Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Forensics, Arson and Youth and Family crimes.

Investigators from the Major Crimes unit continually provide information to the victim’s family throughout the course of the case. These investigators are integral to the process of the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office during the presentation and prosecution of the cases.

If you need to reach one of our detectives, please contact them at their phone numbers or e-mail addresses listed here on the website. If you have difficulty reaching a detective or are not sure which detective you need to speak with, please call the Major Crimes main number (804) 646-6741.

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As of February 17, 2021: 6 lives have been lost this year. At this date in 2020, 7 lives were lost.

Name

Date

Location

Jayvon Coward

2/11/2021

1300 block of Coalter Street

Sylvester Washington

2/10/2021

2100 block of Harwood Street

Maurice Watson-Bey

2/2/2021

400 block of Byswick Lane

Jaquon Mitchell

1/31/2021

1500 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike

Marquis Bowles

1/22/2021

2100 block of Deforrest Street

Sara Andrews

1/16/2021

3300 block of Stockton Street

** BOLD indicates case has been cleared **


Previous Homicides By Year

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Non-Emergency or to file a Police Report: (804) 646-5100
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