What services are available to assist crime victims and witnesses?
The Victim Services Unit is a program within the Police Detective Division designed to assist crime victims, crime victim’s family members, and witnesses by providing services to help individuals with support, information, resources, and counseling. This Unit is staffed by one supervisor, four victim advocate specialists, and highly trained volunteers who are on-call 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to respond immediately to the scene of a crime, accident, hospital, or victims’ home at the request of a police officer.
The office is located in the Thornton Police Department at 9551 Civic Center Drive, with office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Staff provides on-going support after the initial crisis; assisting with community resources, crime victim compensation applications, protection orders, safe shelter, and as a liaison with law enforcement to provide procedural case information.
For more Police Department information, visit the Police Department Victim Services webpage.