The Special Investigations Division (SID) is responsible for overseeing investigations involving domestic violence, sexual assaults, child pornography, juvenile related offenses and registered sexual offender compliance requirements.
SID is overseen by the Divisional Supervisor (Lieutenant) and is supervised by two Detective Sergeants. Together they manage the division which is comprised of several detectives who are responsible for investigating all of the aforementioned offenses and more. In addition, the detectives and officers work closely with the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcyf/ , the Granite State Children's Alliance Child Advocacy Center http://cac-nh.org/, Juvenile Probation and Parole http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/djjs/probation/index.htm, the Nashua Youth Councilhttp://www.theyouthcouncil.org/ and several other agencies.
SID has one detective who is assigned to monitor all of the registered sexual offenders living in the City of Nashua. The detective is responsible for ensuring the offenders stay in compliance while residing in Nashua and works closely with officials from the State of New Hampshire and other Federal agencies.
The Domestic Violence Unit is a specialized unit within SID. Two officers and a civilian victim witness advocate read and review each incident of domestic violence reported to the Nashua Police Department. By working to educate and guide victims of domestic violence through the judicial process, we hope to break the cycle of violence and hold offenders accountable. The members of this unit also work with several outside organizations, to include Bridges http://www.bridgesnh.org/. The departments Victim/Witness Advocate, Jennifer Dickinson, can be reached at 603-589-1620
The Nashua Police Department School Resource Officers are also part of SID. Both of Nashua's Public High Schools have one officer who is assigned to them full time during the school year and during summer school. One officer is assigned to cover all of remaining middle schools and elementary schools in the City. The officers handle incidents within the schools and work closely with detectives when needed. They develop relationships with the students they come in contact with and frequently attend after school programs to assist school administrators.