Investigations Division

The Investigations Division is Commanded by Captain André Boswell. The investigations division is comprised of Major Crimes Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Forensics Unit, Document Services, and Asset Forfeiture Services. 

  • The Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is responsible for the investigation of all serious crimes, including homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, assault, abduction, rape and sex offenses, burglary, economic and fraud crimes, and other crimes that require in-depth or follow-up investigations.
  • The Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) is tasked with narcotics and vice enforcement, as well as other strategic and tactical investigations as directed by the Chief of Police.
  • The Forensics Unit is responsible for crime scene processing, evidence collection, property storage and accountability.
  • Document Services is responsible for warrant service and prisoner extraditions.
  • Asset Forfeiture Servicesunder the VA Code 19.2-386.22, gives the police department the authority to seize certain property that has been used in the commission of certain felonies, including narcotics. The property may then be forfeited after the court hearings.

Investigators from the Major Crimes unit continually provide information to the victim's family throughout the course of the case. If you have difficulty reaching a detective or are not sure which detective you need to speak with, please call Major Crimes at (804) 203-4466.

2023 Homicides

To date, 23 lives have been lost this year.  

Javarius Desmore
March 14
1403 Pin Oak Drive #1034
Antonio Walker
April 5
124 Henrico Street
Shaun Hankins
April 24
20 Leavenworth Street
Brian ChambersMay 24
2151 N. Jamestown Dr. #215
Tewana Williams
May 271025 Talley Avenue
Anthony WilliamsJune 3826 N. Gillfield Drive
K'Von Morgan (JUV)June 17203 #2034 Juniper Road
Ke'Asia PowellJune 22840 E. Wythe Street
Lucky Dwayne BurressJune 261610 Berkeley Avenue
Darrell D. MortonJuly 61025 S. Crater Road - Bldg. #14
Kirk NimsJuly 11518 Halifax Street
Johnny W. Englehart Jr.
August 81011 Rome Street
Matthew Gibbs
August 241823 Brandon Avenue
Adrionna B. West
September 3715 High Street
Fatin Rhone
September 23101 Ivy Lane
William Henry Hayes, Jr.October 2317 S. West Street
Hannah VahghanOctober 6County Dr. / Wagner Rd.
Walter Rudolph Sykes IIIOctober 141102 Sixth Street
Robert M. Booker Jr.October 232075 S. Crater Rd.
Wayne KelleyNovember 7912 Logan Street
Robert PughNovember 121117 Custer Street
Renee JohnsonNovember 272615 Oak Hill Road
Devaughn LawrenceNovember 28109 Perry Street


**BOLD indicates case has been cleared**