Special Projects Unit


The Special Projects Unit (SPU) is an intelligence driven, specialized investigative plain clothes unit of the Investigations Division.  Officers assigned to SPU plan, participate in and coordinate complex  conspiracy investigations and enforcement operations to disrupt and dismantle multi-jurisdictional criminal organizations within and outside of Oak Ridge.  Using both overt and covert methods of investigation, SPU gathers intelligence and assembles facts and information for the development of cases, dissemination of critical information, and successful prosecution of criminal organizations in state and federal court.  SPU maintains constructive working partnerships with federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), other state and local agencies, as well as other ORPD components.