Distinguished Unit Citation
Lieutenant Corey Smith, Sergeant Terry Weir, Sergeant Cory Turner, Detective Rick Durbin, Detective Brandon Joseph, Detective Ken Mossi, Detective DJ Ellis, Detective Annie Matheus, Detective Jordan Gustin, Detective Nick Peterson, Detective Vince Moreno, Detective Jack Berg, Detective Chris Zimmer, Detective Ted Ni
The Boise Police Department Special Victims Unit (SVU) has come together as a close-knit and highly functioning team after undergoing a tremendous amount of change, both in personnel and the culture within the unit. SVU detectives routinely have some of the highest and most complex caseloads within the Boise Police Department. These cases are extremely sensitive in nature and involve victims whose stories leave lasting impacts. Each case involves careful coordination between the assigned detective and a multitude of other agencies, which often further complicates solving cases in a timely manner. Despite these challenges, in the past year and a half, the hard work of these Detectives has resulted in countless convictions of offenders and over 700 years in prison sentences handed down. Additionally, they have worked diligently to solve several extremely high-profile cases and brought charges against suspects in decades-old cold cases. SVU regularly receives praise from medical and prosecutorial partners regarding the outstanding professional relationships they share. They have become experts in one of the most difficult and noble assignments in police work; to secure justice for our most innocent and vulnerable victims and to hold some of the most heinous offenders accountable for their actions. Despite the heavy toll their cases take on them and their families, these detectives come to work every day with a positive attitude and work tirelessly with a guardian spirit to best serve the citizens of Boise. Throughout it all, SVU has been guided by a highly committed and proficient leadership team which has also worked tirelessly to ensure the highest levels of professionalism, service, and accountability exist within the unit. Due to their combined efforts in serving our community with commitment, hearts of service, and dedication, the Special Victims Unit is awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation.