Sgt. Pelphrey, of the Sexual Assault Unit at the Columbus Police Department, spoke to students about the Special Victims Bureau Columbus PD has. He discussed the various different units that are a part of this bureau and what each of their roles are in investigations. The Sexual Assault unit was described in a more thorough manner. Sgt. Pelphrey discussed that the Columbus PD has two separate Sexual Assault Units, one for adult offenders, and one for juveniles. He also described the investigative process and the differences between the adult and juvenile investigative techniques. Sgt. Pelphrey concluded his presentation by discussing the various different employment and internship opportunities the Columbus PD offers, and discussed what qualities they are looking for when recruiting.
The Criminal Justice Department would like to give a special thanks to Sergeant, David Pelphrey for coming in to speak.