Criminal Investigation

The Criminal Investigative Division is a division that works aggressively behind the scenes with the other divisions within the department. The Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of 14 Detectives, two Sergeants and one Lieutenant. Additional Detectives are assigned to the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotics Task Force.

Duties

  • Detectives are assigned to specific units such as person crimes, property crimes and special crimes
  • Detectives are tasked with the responsibility of thoroughly investigating all criminal incidents requiring follow-up investigations reported to the agency and identifying criminal trends and patterns to reduce the criminal activities within the City.
  • Detectives identify, arrest, and present offenders to the judicial system.
  • Detectives in this division are assigned cases based on the nature of the crimes.
  • Detectives work cooperatively with:
    • Citizens
    • Officers
    • Investigators from other divisions
    • City personnel
    • Other local, state and federal agencies

Matters Investigated

Detectives investigate a wide spectrum in crimes and incidents such as:

  • Accidental Deaths
  • Aggravated Assaults
  • Assaults
  • Attempted Murder
  • Burglaries
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Pornography
  • Crimes Against Children
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Harassment
  • Indecent Exposures
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing Persons
  • Murder
  • Robberies
  • Sex Offender Violations
  • Sexual Assaults
  • Stalking
  • Suicides

Units

Within the Criminal Investigation Division there are several specialized units. Those units are the following:

  • Crime Analyst
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotics Task Force
  • Highway Interdiction
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (Houston Metro ICAC)
  • Narcotics Investigations (Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force)
  • Victim Assistance