The Violent Crime Unit or VCU is staffed by twelve Detectives, one Intelligence Officer and two Detective Sergeants. The VCU is made up of two teams. One team primarily works day hours and a second team works in the evenings. The mission of the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) is to reduce violent crimes against persons and hold accountable those offenders who have committed acts of violence within the community. The VCU is a proactive intelligence-based investigative unit that brings the strength of collaboration, teamwork and communication to positively impact the investigations of individuals committing violent crimes. The VCU investigates all serious violent crime in the City of Madison such as:
- Attempted Homicides
- Armed Home Invasions
- Violent Pattern Felonies - Armed Robberies, Strong Armed Robberies, Weapon Offenses, etc.