Organized Crime Division

Selective Enforcement Team

​The Selective Enforcement Team (SET) is a unit of highly trained and specially equipped officers who handle hostage and barricaded-subject situations, sniper, counter-sniper and terrorist activities. The team also participates in drug raids, high-risk arrest and search warrant service, dignitary protection details and support to other units in surveillance operations. SET is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Biological & Chemical Emergency Response Team

The Bio-Chemical Emergency Response Team (B-CERT) will respond to all criminal bio-chemical emergencies within the City of Durham. This team also provides appropriate biohazard training to uniform patrol officers and establishes new protocols to deal with different levels of biohazard threats. This team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Major Crimes Unit

The Major Crimes Unit is responsible for providing general narcotics enforcement services within the City of Durham. These narcotic enforcement services are geared towards both organized and non-organized groups and include the apprehension of street corner drug dealers and others involved in the illegal use and sale of controlled substances.

Vice Narcotics Unit

This unit targets those who sell drugs in the open street, in public establishments, out of private dwellings, out of vehicles, and on or around school property and in areas frequented by juveniles. In addition, the Major Crimes Unit is responsible for providing vice enforcement services to address unlawful vice activities by members of organized groups or associations, as well as independent or non-organized individuals.

Gang Unit

The Gang Unit is responsible for both short and long term specialized and general investigations. This unit focuses on aggravated assaults with firearms, involving gang members who live in or frequent the City of Durham and their activities. 

Intelligence Unit

The Intelligence Unit gathers, organizes, and distributes information on the identity, activities, and movements of
  • Major criminals
  • Members and activities of radical groups in our area
  • Others who are suspected of being a threat to the law and order in our area
This unit is also responsible for the acquisition, processing, and disseminating of intelligence information and the maintenance of intelligent records and files.