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Crim­i­nal Investigations

What units comprise the Criminal Investigations Division?

The Criminal Investigations Division is staffed by commissioned peace officers and crime analysts who undertake a wide range of investigations and activities to support detection, prevention, and prosecution of crime. This division investigates and supports the prosecution of both violent crimes and white-collar crimes, including complex fraud crimes, Election Code violations, and public corruption matters. The division proactively investigates online child predators and child pornographers who use the Internet and computers to victimize children.

The activities of the division also include locating and arresting fugitive Texas parole absconders, and arresting convicted sex offenders who have failed to comply with mandated sex offender registration requirements. The division prides itself on its strong partnerships and coordination with state, federal, and local law enforcement authorities. The division has staff located in Austin, Houston, Arlington, San Antonio, and El Paso.

What is the function of the Criminal Investigations Division?

The Criminal Investigation Division is a resource for local and county law enforcement and prosecution agencies who require investigative and/or prosecution assistance due to a lack of resources or a conflict of interest. Criminal complaints should be made to local law enforcement as it is their responsibility to investigate any crimes within their jurisdiction. CID will only become involved in such investigations based on a written request from the head of those agencies.

What service to the State does the Criminal Investigations Division provide?

Service provided to the State include:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Child Endangerment 
  • Public Corruption
  • Election Fraud
  • Financial Fraud
  • Human Trafficking
  • Fugitive Apprehension
  • Prosecution Support
  • Facilities Security
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