The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is dedicated to bringing justice to the victims of unsolved homicides, long-term missing persons, unidentified remains and their families.
The CBI is committed to partnering with local law enforcement to collaborate and coordinate in the development and sharing of information which may further these cases towards successful prosecution.
Violent Criminal Apprehension Program
The Violent and Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) was created in 1985. The purpose of this program is to analyze serial violent offenses and sexual crimes. More specifically homicides both completed and attempts, sexual assaults both completed and attempts, missing persons and unidentified remains cases. The beauty of ViCAP is that it contains nationwide information. This program can only be accessed by members of law enforcement.
All cases should not be entered into ViCAP. This program should be reserved for those cases in which there is something unique about the victim or the way the crime was committed. This can also be referred to as modus operandi. Agencies are strongly encouraged to enter all unresolved cold cases. Specifically, homicides, sexual assaults, missing persons and unidentified remains cases.
Cases should be entered into the ViCAP Program with as much detailed information as possible. This allows members of law enforcement to search this program for similar cases across jurisdictional and statewide boundaries. As the investigation continues agencies should update the existing ViCAP entry to include the most recent updates.
Any member of Colorado law enforcement that would like access to the ViCAP Program should contact Investigative Analyst Audrey Simkins who acts as the state Law Enforcement Manager and ViCAP Liaison for agencies in Colorado. Analyst Simkins cane be reached at (303) 239-5764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.