In 2009, a significant increase in violent crimes was seen in the City of Port Huron and the County of St. Clair. With these increases of violent crimes, it did place heavy burdens and challenges on the resources of local law enforcement agencies, including the Port Huron Police Department and the St. Clair County Sheriff Office. In January 2010, the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) was created to combat these violent crimes occurring in the City of Port Huron and the County of St. Clair.
The purpose of the Major Crimes Unit is the suppression and solution of violent, serious and serial crimes, while working together with other law enforcement agencies throughout St. Clair County.
About the Team
The Major Crimes Unit is comprised of a Sergeant, Detective and Officer from the Port Huron Police Department and a Detective and Deputy from the St. Clair County Sheriff Office. The team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can respond at a moment’s notice to and investigate any of the following incidents:
- Home Invasions
- Gang Intelligence or Incidents
- Intelligence Gathering
- Conducting Surveillance
- Assisting any agencies with an investigation
About the Members
Team members are interviewed and selected for this highly coveted and voluntary position. Each member has to be highly motivated and dedicated to the team. Members receive specialized training in: surveillance techniques, crime scene and evidence investigation/collection, photography, interrogation skills, gang and narcotic investigations. Members receive their training at the local, state and national levels. Major Crimes Unit members work well together with agencies throughout St. Clair County and the State of Michigan and have a 100% conviction rate with investigations that are brought before and prosecuted by the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office.
Major Crimes Unit – Supervisor
Sergeant Joseph A. Platzer 810-984-5383