The Saint John Police Force Family Protection Unit (FPU) serves the community by investigating various types of crime involving children or families, such as sexual assaults, serious domestic assaults, stalking (criminal harassment), child abuse/neglect, and elder abuse. The FPU also assists the Major Crime Unit with the investigation of homicides involving sexual activity or deaths of children that are suspicious in nature.
In partnership with our Victim Services Unit, the FPU provides information and referral services to victims and families. FPU investigators collaborate with other community agencies that offer counseling, assessment, and educational programs on matters pertaining to sexual assault, child abuse, domestic violence, grief, suicide, addiction and other related issues.
The Integrated Child Exploitation (I.C.E.) Unit is a subsection of the FPU and operates in conjunction with the Rothesay Regional Police Force, the RCMP, and other police forces throughout Canada and the world. The purpose of the I.C.E. unit is to address the growing problem of child exploitation over the internet. Members are specially trained in techniques designed to assist in policing crimes related to internet child pornography, child luring and any computer-related child sexual abuse.
If you have any information or questions regarding child exploitation concerns, please contact Cst. Gordon Redfurn of the I.C.E. Unit, at 648-3344.