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Special Victims Unit

Detectives assigned to the Special Victims Unit investigate child abuse/neglect cases, child deaths, child kidnappings, sex crimes such as sexual battery, indecent exposure, child pornography and internet crimes against children and physical abuse/neglect of the elderly. Unit members coordinate quarterly sweeps of identified sexual offenders/predators living in the City of Coral Springs to verify compliance with the Florida Sexual Predators Act. Unit members also participate in a countywide task force targeting offenders who prey on children.

In addition, there are 2 Victim/Family Advocates who offer a wide range of services from crisis support counseling to community awareness activities and training programs. They also offer, with patience, support to victims and their families. This unit assists with other local agencies in providing a network of psychological and social service needs.

Special Victims Unit is headed by Sergeant Gary Scheetz. He can be reached at (954) 346-1768 or via e-mail at gscheetz@coralsprings.org.