Our Organization

Crimes Against Children Unit

The responsibility of the Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU) is to prevent juvenile maltreatment, objectively investigate allegations of crimes committed against victim juveniles 15 years old and younger, and hold suspects accountable for their criminal actions based on probable cause. The unit primarily investigates the following crimes involving juvenile victims: (1) child abuse, (2) child neglect, and (3) sex offenses; the unit investigates sex crimes committed by juvenile suspects. The CAC​U is comprised of the following personnel: one sergeant, a team of detectives, and one investigative technician.

How You CAN Make a Difference:
  • Help a friend, neighbor, or relative if they are having difficulty with their family. Be a nurturing parent!
  • Get involved – advocate for services to help families.
  • Volunteer at a local child abuse prevention program.
  • Help to develop parenting resources at your local library or community center.
  • Ask for help if you need it!
For more information about how to recognize and report child abuse and neglect in North Carolina, visit www.protect​.org or www.preventchildabusenc.org. This message is brought to you by Mecklenburg County's Child Abuse Awareness Coalition, a group of local agencies partnering to prevent child abuse on behalf of the children of our community.

Frequently Asked Questions:
(Prepared by the CMPD Police Attorney's Office)
(Note: The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of issues or answers involving juveniles but is intended to offer some basic information. If you or your family is faced with a matter involving legal issues concerning child custody, child support or related issues, it is advisable to consult the advice of an attorney.)