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Cold Case Squads and Other Organizations

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This list was last updated on June 1, 2021.

Cold Case Squads are created or disbanded all the time, people transfer or retire. If you are a member of a Cold Case Squad and your squad isn’t listed, or the information here is not correct, please email me and I will make corrections or additions.

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Cold Case Civil Rights Organizations

Civil Rights and Restorative Justice

Education and Organizations

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Fax: 719-636-1993

Bauder College
Atlanta, GA
Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Collaboration

Carolinas Cold Case Coalition
9050-C West Market Street
Colfax, NC 27235
(336) 701-6233

Center for Homicide Research
3036 University Avenue SE Suite E
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3316
Their website.
(612) 331-4820

The Center for the Resolution of Unsolved Crime

The Cold Case Forum, LLC.
T: 401-619-1901
F: 401-619-1903

Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science
University of New Haven
Their website.

Institute for Cold Case Evaluations, Inc.
Max Houck

Iowa Cold Cases
A nonprofit organization started by writer Jody Ewing.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The City University of New York

The Mid-Atlantic Cold Case Homicide Investigators Association
David Cordle
P.O. Box 611
Annapolis, MD 21404
410-222-1740 ext. 3863

Regional Cold Case Web Resources

A very useful list maintained by:
National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law
at Stetson University College of Law
Their website.

Victim Organizations

Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Inc.
P.O. Box 145
Pine, CO 80470
Their website.

National POMC
100 East Eighth Street, Suite B-41
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 721-5683 (phone)
(513) 345-4489 (fax)
Toll Free: (888) 818-POMC
Their website.

Vidocq Society Case Referrals
1704 Locust Street, Second Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
The Vidocq Society

Who Killed Our Kids
P.O. Box 27101
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
(513) 404-8947
Their website.

Armed Forces

Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Investigative Service
Cold Case Program
(202) 433-9183

Law Enforcement


Birmingham, Alabama Cold Case Unit Facebook Page.


Alaska State Troopers
Cold Case Unit
Commander Alaska Bureau of Investigation
Captain Matt LeVerge
(907) 269-5611


Phoenix Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Sgt. Jack Millward
(602) 495-3655
Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Cold Case Unit

Yuma Police Department
Investigations Unit
(928) 373-4670
Their website’s contact page.


North Little Rock Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Butch Swain
(501) 351-1442


Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Cold Case Unit
Sgt. Scott Dudek

Chula Vista Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Sergeant Yvette Roullier
(619) 691-5202
Robert Conrad, Cold Case Investigator
(619) 409-5463

Fresno Police Department

Garden Grove Police Department
Crimes Against Persons Detail
Robert Romaine, Investigator
(714) 741-5838
John Maciel, Investigator
(714) 741-5824
Larry Ebelt, Investigator
(714) 741-5833 – Fax

Indio Police Department
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Ed C. Williams
760-391-4057 Ext. 4531

Kern County Sheriff’s Department (Bakersfield)
Cold Case Unit
661-391-7500 (general)
Special Deputy Mike Moore 661-391-7651(direct)

Long Beach Police Department
Homicide Unit
Corp. Dennis Robbins

Los Angeles Police Department
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Capt. Kevin McClure
Det. Tim Marcia
Det. Richard Bengtson
(213) 486-6810

Pacific Grove Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Lt. Tom Uretsky
(831) 648-3151

Pasadena Unsolved Homicide Unit
Detective Section
(626) 744-4522
Their website.

Rialto Police Department
Cold Case Investigative Team
Sergeant Paul Stella

Sacramento Police Department
Homicide – Cold Case Detective
Det. Peter Willover

San Diego District Attorney’s Office
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Investigator Chuck Martin
(619) 531-4209

San Diego Police Department
Sgt. Jorge Duran
Homicide Cold Case Team
(619) 531-2473

San Francisco Police Department
Homicide Unit

San Jose Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Lt. Michael Stern
(408) 277-5283

Santa Barbara Police Department
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Detective Mark Vierra

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Det. Chuck Cooley
Det. Bill Henebry

Santa Clara Police Department
Sergeant Wahid Kazem
(408) 615-4813 phone
(408) 615-7864 fax


The Denver Police Victim Assistance Unit Cold Case Program
Coordinator Sarah Chaikin

Denver Police Department
Crime Lab/Cold Case Program
Gregg LaBerge

Lakewood Police Department
Cold Case Hotlinet: 303-987-7474
Their website.


Connecticut State Squad
Office of the Chief State’s Attorney
Cold Case Squad
Chief Inspector Lawrence Skinner
Their website.

Hartford Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Detective Michael Sheldon
(860) 757-4264
Their website.

District of Columbia

Metro Police Department
Violent Crime Case Review Project
Violent Criminal Apprehension Program/ViCAP
Det. James Trainum


Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
Major Crime Unit –Cold Case
Detective Michael Gandy
Detective Kurt Mehl
Detective Michael Vogel
Their website. Click on Unsolved Crimes.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Gainesville Police Department Cold Case website.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (Consolidated Sheriff/Police)
Cold Case Team
Sgt. Jim Parker

City of Miami Homicide
Cold Case Squad
Lt. John Buhrmaster
Det. Andy Arostegui
(305) 579-6530

Miami-Dade Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Sgt. Charles McCully

Orange County Homicide
Det. Mark Hussey
Det. Dave Clarke
407-254-7000, ext. 70601

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Largo, FL)
Homicide Unit/Cold Case Unit
Lt. Michael J. Ring
727-582-6434 (Fax)
Sgt. Thomas E. Klein
Det. Michael L. Bailey

Polk County Florida
Cold Case Assessment Team
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Agent Tommy Ray

Tallahassee Police Department
Criminal Investigations Divison
Homicide/Violent Crimes Unit
Inv. Jeff Mahoney
(850) 891-4555

Tampa Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Henry Duran
813-276-3514 (office) 813-299-3573 (cell)
Eric Houston
813-276-3529 (office) 813-239-6105 (cell)
John Columbia
813-276-3546 (office) 813-299-5572 (cell)


Atlanta Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Investigator B. A. Zimbrick
(404) 853-4235

Pine Lake Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Director Sheryl McCollum


Office of the Prosecuting Attorney Kauai County
Their website.


Chicago Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Commander Yvonne Sutor
(312) 746-9690

Cook County Sheriff’s Police
Cold Case Unit
Sgt. James Davis

Cook County States Attorney Office
Cold Murder Unit
Supervisor ASA Tom Biesty
Investigator Brian Killacky
(773) 869-3470

Illinois State Police
Homicide Unit (Cold Case)
Special Agent Jim Tsambikou


Elkhart Police Department
175 Waterfall Dr.
Elkhart, In. 46516
Det/Sgt. Bill Wargo
Indiana State Police
Cold Case Squad
Det. Al Williamson
(219) 696-6242 x315

Indianapolis Metro Police Dept
Cold Case Homicide
Det. Sgt. David Ellison

St. Joseph County (Indiana)
Cold Case Investigator
Det. Tim Decker


Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Cold Case Squad
Special Agent in Charge Larry Thomas
(785) 296-8200

Wichita Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Det. Kelly Otis


Kentucky State Police Cold Case website.


Baton Rouge Police Department
Homicide Division/Cold Case
Sgt. Dee Reed

New Orleans Police Department
Homicide Cold Case Unit
(504) 658-5300
Their website.

St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Department
Homicide-Cold Case Section
Captain John Gutierrez


Main State Police
Criminal Investigation & Forensics
Unsolved Homicides
Their website.


Baltimore Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Sgt. Roger W. Nolan
(410) 396-2121

Baltimore County Police Department
Homicide/Cold Case Unit
Detective Philip G. Marll

Maryland State Police (Columbia, Md)
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Roger D. Cassell-Director
Sgt. Tina Becker-Investigator
Sgt Scott Collier-Investigator
Cpl. John Branham-Investigator
(410) 953-8212
Their website, cold case link is on the left.

Montgomery County Police Department (MD)
Major Crimes Division Cold Case Unit
Detective Joe Mudano
Detective Ed Golian


Boston Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Sgt. Det. Bill Doogan
Detective Robert Pieroway
Detective Juan Torres
(617) 343-4470


Detroit Police Department
Homicide Section/Cold Case
Sgt. Odell Godbold
(313) 596-1644

Kent Metro Cold Case Team (Grand Rapids)
(616) 632-6123

Michigan Attorney General Cold Case Task Force

Michigan State Police
Cold Case Task Force
(517) 336-7782


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Cold Case Unit
877- 996-6222


Jackson Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Sgt. Joseph Wade
(601) 960-2235

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation
Cold Case Unit
Whitney Nickels
(662) 563-6438>


Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Homicide Unit
Sgt. John Jackson
Their website.
Cold Case Unit Number: (816) 234-5136


Billings Police Department
Unsolved Cases
(406) 657-8467
Their website.

Yellowstone County
Cold Case Unit
Their website.


Nebraska State Patrol Cold Case Unit
(402) 471-4545


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Ret. Detective Sergeant Kevin Manning
Det. George Sherwood
Det. David Culver
702-828-COLD (2653)
Cold Case website of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Dept. of Justice
Office of the Attorney General Cold Case Unit
(603) 271-2663
Their website.

New Mexico

Albuquerque Police Department
Homicide Cold Case Unit
Det. Rich Lewis

New Jersey

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
Major Crimes – Cold Case Squad
Mays Landing, NJ
Sgt. David S. Weiss
(609) 338-1548 Cell
(609) 909-7891 Desk
(609) 909-7804 Fax

New Jersey State Police
Major Crime Unit
Lt. Tom Macauley
(609) 882-2000 x2538

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
Cold Case Unit
(732) 929-2027

New York

City of Buffalo NY Police Department
Homicide/Cold Case Unit
716-851-4487 fax

New York City Police Department
Cold Case Squad
(718) 330-5370

Syracuse Police Department
Cold Case Squad
(315) 442-5234
Their website.

Westchester County
Yonkers Police Department
Police Cold Case Squad
(914) 377-7731/7732
Their website.

North Carolina

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Criminal Investigations Bureau
Homicide Division/Cold Case Unit
Sergeant Lisa Mangum
(704) 336-2294
Their website

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit
Detective Troy Armstrong

North Dakota

North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Cold Case Files
(800) 472-2185
Their website.


Cleveland Police Department
Homicide Unit – Cold Case
Det. Joseph Chojnowski
(216) 623-5464

Columbus Division of Police , Columbus, OH
Unsolved Homicide Case Review Team
Det. Russell Redman #275
(614) 645-4036
Their website.

Montgomery County Cold Case DNA Task Force (Dayton, Oh)
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Det. Patty Tackett
(937) 333-7109
Inv. Rick May
(937) 333-1121

Richland County Unsolved Homicide Unit
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Det. Richard Duffey, Supervisor

Warren County Sheriff’s Office
Cold Case Commander
Captain John Newsom


Oklahoma City Police Department
Homicide Cold Case
Inspector Kyle Eastridge

Tulsa Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Detective Eddie Majors
(918) 596-9143


Douglas County Oregon Sheriff’s Office
Cold Case Squad

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Squad
(503) 540-8006
Their website.

Portland Police Bureau:
Cold Case Homicide Unit
1-503-823-HELP (4357)


Philadelphia Police Department
Special Investigation Unit
Lt. Mark Deegan
(215) 686-1233

South Carolina

Charleston Police Department
Cold Case Unit
(843) 577-7434
(843) 720-2487
Investigator Mike Gordon (unit supervisor)

Columbia Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Inv. Mark W. Vinson
(803) 545-3602
Inv. Glenn J. Bullock
(803) 545-3650

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office
Violent Crimes Cold Case Unit
Inv. Bobby F. Alexander
864) 467-5279
balexander@greenvillecounty org
Inv. Joe G. Wood
(864) 467-5232

Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Homicide Cold Case Squad
Gene Mincey
(803) 576-3114
Other investigators: Carl Craig, David Bell, and Bev Crane.


Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff
Cold Case Homicides
Captain Edd Stair
Their website.

Memphis Police Department
Homicide/Cold Case Bureau
Sgt. W.L. Ashton
901-636-3391 desk
901-636-3300 office
901-636-3292 fax
901-515-6252 text message

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Homicide Section
Lt. Marlene Pardue

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Investigations Cold Case Unit 
Detective Lt. Bill Sharp
(615) 904-3015
Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin
(615) 904-3034


Arlington Police Department
Arlington, Texas
Cold Case Homicide Unit
Detective Tommy Le Noir

Austin Police Department
Homicide-Cold Case Unit
Sgt Ron Lara
(512) 974-8572

Dallas Police Department
Homicide Unit Cold Case Squad
Det. Linda Crum

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
Cold Case Unit
Scott Fischer
Cold Case Investigator
(719) 520-7163

El Paso Police Department
Crimes Against Persons Division
Cold Case Squad
Lt. Alfred Lowe

Fort Worth Police Department
Homicide Unit
Sgt. J.D. Thornton

Harris County Sheriff’s Office
Cold Case Squad
Sergeant Dean Holtke
Sergeant Eric Clegg

Houston Police Department
Debbie McMenemy

San Angelo Police Department
Criminal Investigation Division
Det. Paul Dyer

San Antonio Police Department
Cold Case Squad
Sgt. David Evans
Det. Michael De Leon
Det. Kimberly Bowers
Det. Raymond Roberts
(210) 207-7401

The Texas Rangers
Unsolved Crimes Investigation Team
210-832-9495 (Fax)

Travis County Sheriff’s Office (Austin)
Lt. Jamie R. Page, Major Crimes Supervisor
Admin 512-854-9770
24/7 512-854-9285


Utah Office of the Attorney General
Cold Case Files
Their website.


Arlington Police Department
Cold Case Squad

Bedford Co. Va. Sheriff’s Office
Homicide Cold Case Unit
Sgt. Gary Babb

Fairfax County Police Department
Cold Case Squad
2nd Lt. Bruce Guth
Detective Bob Murphy
Detective Chris Flanagan
Detective Paul O’Neill
Detective John Kelly

Henrico County Police Department
Cold Case Review Team
Investigator Robert D. Hewlett
Investigator Judy M. Berger
Lt. Steve Schaaf

Newport News Police Department
Cold Case Coordinator Homicide Unit
MPD A. C. Schraudt

Richmond Police Department
Cold Case Homicide Unit
200 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23200
Fax: (804) 646-4223
Sgt. Max Matko
(804) 646-0606
Detective Kenneth C. Foster
(804) 646-3924
Detective Jason B. Hudson
(804) 646-3875
Detective James A. Simmons
(804) 646-3920
Detective Clifton A. Jackson
(804) 646-0071

Virginia Beach Police Department
Detective Bureau
Cold Case Homicide
Det. Paul Yoakam


Seattle Police Department
Cold Case Unit
Detective Mike Ciesynski

West Virginia

West Virginia State Police
Cold Case Unit
Sgt. Danny Swiger (For Northern West Virginia)
Sgt. Mike Spradlin (For Southern West Virginia)


Milwaukee Police Cold Case Unit
Their website.

Wisconsin Department of Justice
Office of Crime Victim Services
Their website.


Wyoming Attorney General
Division of Criminal Investigation Unsolved Cases
Their website.

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