The Targeted Response Unit (TRU) is a multi-agency specialty enforcement group. The detectives assigned to the unit are primarily focused on proactive investigations that include controlled substance violations, street gangs, auto theft (bait car), fugitive apprehension, illegal firearms, and covert plain clothed operations. Members of TRU frequently partner with federal agencies like the U.S Marshals Service, Postal Inspector, D.E.A. and F.B.I. Members of TRU conduct gang and narcotics education with community groups and schools. TRU provides assistance to get drug-overdose survivors accepted and transported to long-term treatment facilities.
The investigaton side of the detective division is comprised of seven Detectives, one Sergeant, and a Commander that oversees the whole division. The investigators are highly trained, dedicated, professionals that work extremely hard everyday to solve crime. The investigators work closely with their law enforcement partners to make our communities safer. Many of the investigators are assigned to the DeKalb County Major Case Squad. These investigators strive to find the truth on each and everyone of the cases they are assigned to investigate.