Sexual Predator Investigations and Digital Evidence Recovery Unit (SPDR Unit)

The SPDR Unit is the evolution of the former TPD Cyber Crimes Unit which was originally formed in January of 2000.

The Unit investigates internet crimes against children.  The unit also operates the TPD Digital Evidence Recovery Lab which uses advanced techniques and equipment to recover digital evidence from a wide variety of devices.

The Unit provides technical support for homicide, robbery, sex crimes, child crisis, burglary, financial crimes and other regional investigators.

The Unit provides public education by presenting internet safety to schools, churches, and other organizations.

To report a crime against a child, please use the online crime reporting system at Tips or suspected crimes can be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cyber Tipline
A SDPR Unit Detective can be contacted by email at

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