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Special Victims Unit (SVU)

The Special Victims Unit was created to handle cold cases, sexual assaults, elder abuse, domestic violence and juvenile related matters. The Unit is also tasked with keeping our schools safe. It is comprised of five (5) Detectives and two (2) Officers, all of whom have gone through specialized training. Each Officer, on any given day, will be following up on a lead to an unsolved homicide, tracking a rapist, helping a child with abusive parents or dealing with a school related issue.

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About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221