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Investigative Division

Mark S. Roche - Deputy Chief

The Investigative Division of the Worcester Police Department is responsible for follow-up investigations for crimes against persons and property. The major areas of responsibility are violent crimes including homicide, robbery, burglary, sexual assault and domestic violence. The investigation divisions utilize crime analysis information and collaborative strategies in order to effectively address major crime problems in the community. Key to the professionalism of the investigative division is their relationship with other criminal justice, law enforcement and social service agencies.

The Investigative Division includes the following:

  • Detective Bureau
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Special Crimes Division
  • Liquor Investigation and Enforcement
  • Vice Squad
  • Gang Unit
  • Problem Property Unit

We Need Your Help!

  • Anonymous Crime Tips
    If anyone has information about any incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.
  • Crime Suspects
    This page contains a list of recent crimes that took place within the City of Worcester, along with any associated surveillance footage and crime details.
  • Unresolved Homicides and Missing Endagered Persons
    Help us solve these cases and bring justice to the victims' families!

Worcester PD Camera Collaborative

Worcester PD Camera CollaborativeThe Worcester Police Department has rolled out a new free program called the Worcester PD Camera Collaborative. The Worcester Police Department is currently enrolled in several multi-media platforms to include the Worcester PD Mobile App, Text- A –Tip, and All of these services are free and available to the public through the Worcester PD Mobile App.

Citizens can now register their private cameras with the Worcester Police Department through Camera Registration program. This program is a great way to help deter and solve crime quickly in your community. Providing your local law enforcement agency with the location of your security camera empowers them with the information needed to catch criminals faster, and since you own the camera, your participation always remains 100% voluntary. Additionally, the Worcester Police Department will provide participants with window decals that advertise your participation. So, while your cameras can solve crime, your participation can prevent it altogether.

By enrolling in this program Investigators will be able to pull up a map showing registered cameras with the owners contact information. If a crime occurs in an area that has registered cameras investigators will be able to click the camera icon on the map which will show the contact information along with the direction your cameras are pointing towards. Your cameras will not be streaming to the police department. If the police believe your cameras may have captured a crime we will then contact you. Your information is kept safe and secure; never made public. Only local law enforcement can see it.

To register for this program simply go to and and click "Register a Camera". If you already have an email and password you can simply go to the next step. If you have not signed up with you will need to create a user name and password. This site also allows you to get emails concerning crime activity in your neighborhood.

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