The MPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team is a specialized unit that aids investigators in finding identified suspects involved in criminal cases. The officers on this team, experts in tracking down and arresting wanted individuals, have been responsible for apprehending suspects in a variety of cases, including homicide, assault and robbery. Recently the Domestic Assault Unit requested their assistance in locating suspects of domestic assault.
In one case the VCAT team was able to track one offender through multiple states, and enlisted the help of the US Marshals who, based on the work done by the MPD Domestic Assault and VCAT Units, were able to take the offender into custody.
In another case, the offender was tracked from Detroit to Ohio, and then back into Detroit. Again VCAT partnered with the US Marshal teams in Michigan to take the offender into custody based on MPD’s efforts on the case.
Great collaboration on this important work!