Special Investigations Unit
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is commanded by Lieutenant Danielle Jones
SIU’s main location is inside the Safe Hope Center, with the exception of the Sex Offender
Registry Compliance Unit.
The Safe Hope Center’s Site Coordinator is Jennifer McCraw.
The Safe Hope Center, located at 512 Roland Avenue, is a partnership of agencies dedicated to ending family and sexual violence through prevention and response by providing comprehensive, trauma informed client-centered services in a single location.
While the Safe Hope Center may house many partners, the basic partners include law enforcement, prosecutors, civil legal service providers, and community-based advocates.
The core concept is to provide one place where victims of domestic or sexual violence can go to talk to an advocate, plan for their safety, interview with a law enforcement officer, get legal advice from an attorney, receive information on shelter, spiritual support, get help with transportation, or communicate their desired outcome to a prosecutor.
The SIU’s investigative services are as follows:
Domestic Violence Unit
Domestic Violence Unit is commanded by Sergeant Chad French.
Our Domestic Violence Unit is funded by the STOP Violence Against Women grant through the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs. The Unit consists of a full-time Investigator and several contract case managers who work with prosecutors, courts and advocacy and provide investigative services, case management, and support to the victims of domestic crimes.
Sex Crimes & Child Abuse
Sex Crimes & Child Abuse is commanded by Sergeant Jay Stanfill.
Sex Crimes & Child Abuse investigates crimes, including but not limited to child abuse/neglect, sexual assault and special circumstance assaults. Sex Crimes & Child Abuse works closely with Child Protective Services Investigators with the Department of Children's Services and assists them with DCS referrals that require law enforcement investigation.
Sex Crimes & Child Abuse investigates complaints against teachers and principals who are accused of assault against a student stemming from a disciplining incident.
Sex Crimes & Child Abuse investigates reports of assaults involving persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sex Crimes & Child Abuse investigates reports of elderly abuse/neglect.
Missing Person/Runaway and Non-Intimate Partner Violence
Missing Person/Runaway contact is Sergeant Leslee Hallenback.
Manages missing person/runaway investigations and non-intimate partner violence.
Sex Offender Registry Compliance
SOR Compliance is handled by Investigator Mark Headen.
SOR is responsible for the compliance and management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who
live in the jurisdiction of Jackson, TN.
*This Unit is housed at Police HQ, 234 Institute Street.