The Greenville Police Department Vice and Narcotics Bureau is a plain clothes unit of Detectives whose primary tasks are enforcing laws related to alcohol, prostitution, gambling, and narcotics. The unit is also used in undercover decoy operations, dignitary protection, and other assignments where the use of a plain clothes or undercover officers is needed.
The unit is part of the 13th Circuit Alcohol Enforcement Team which conducts compliance checks on businesses that sell or serve alcoholic beverages. The unit's main function is combating drug sales. The Detectives use information received from citizens, CrimeStoppers of Greenville, Greenville Cares, and confidential informants to make cases against suspects involved in trafficking narcotics.