Our Mission & Credo

The Vidocq Society is dedicated to dealing with long-unsolved murders and other major cases. The Vidocq credo is Veritas Veritatum - The Truth of Truths.

The Vidocq Society's 82 members (one for every year of Inspector Vidocq's life) come from 17 states and 11 other countries.

Members bring a broad array of forensic and other experience.

The Society chooses its cases carefully as we are limited in staff to handle recent increases in requests. We work closely with local investigators and prosecutors to help solve a death or homicide and bring perpetrators to justice. All work is done, at no cost to victim’s families or law enforcement, pro bono as part of the Society's commitment to public service.

The Society does not have independent investigators and serves as confidential consultants to law enforcement in cold case homicides.

We cannot operate without the full cooperation of the law enforcement agency who is investigating the crime. We offer our services on a "first come, first served" basis with requests from police and prosecutors given priority.

When working with law enforcement as consultants, the Society does not respond to requests from the family nor the press.

The links below detail our case management procedures.

Our Mission & Credo
Case Intake
Seeking Help?

Case Review Process
Case Presentation
Confidentiality
Collaboration
Your Support
The Vidocq Journal
Annual Black Tie Dinner

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