Family Crime Unit

The Family Crime Unit was initiated in September 2004 and is the result of a joint investigative initiative signed by the Medicine Hat Police Service and the Southeastern Alberta Child and Family Services Authority.

The unit currently has two members within the Major Crimes Section dedicated to investigating crimes involving family violence, sexual assaults, child abuse and elder abuse. The unit also works closely with a dedicated child protection worker, jointly investigating domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse cases when children are involved or are exposed to risks.

The members of this unit are also responsible for assessing levels of risk and completing risk assessments in all domestic violence files. The purpose of the joint investigative initiative is to provide an improved interdisciplinary response to complaints of children at risk.

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