SFPD expands homicide unit to focus on cold cases


SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Police Department is making moves to expand their homicide unit to focus on cold cases, according to officials with the department.

A veteran homicide inspector has rejoined the department this week after community members requested additional resources to help solve cold cases, police said.

“Our department is committed to solving these cold case investigations and we are making the best use of our resources,” interim police Chief Toney Chaplin said in a statement.

“We are bringing back experienced, knowledgeable veterans whom we hope can help bring these cases to a conclusion with an arrest and successful prosecution,” Chaplin said.

Police are asking anyone with information about a homicide case to call the homicide detail at (415) 553-1145. People wishing to remain anonymous can call a tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 and begin the text with “SFPD.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s