The Criminal Investigation Division operates under the supervision of the assigned Captain who reports to the assistant Chief of Police. One Lieutenant and three sergeants assist the Captain with the daily operations of this division.
The purpose of the Criminal Investigation Division is to conduct investigations of reported crimes against persons and/or property through the use of ten trained and skilled detectives, and three Criminalists. Each member is charged with the responsibility of preparing and completing an accurate document of information gathered for presentation of the County District Attorney for prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the crime.
One detective works with the Fort Bend Child Advocacy Center on a part time basis.
The division also has two officers assigned to the Tri-City Special Crimes Unit. This unit targets high crime areas and higher than usual criminal activity in a specific area. One Special Crimes Unit Officer is assigned to specifically target gang activity and crime hot spots along with two police officers.
The division also has one office assigned to the Fort Bend County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force. This unit investigates high profile narcotics cases in an effort to disrupt drug trafficking organizations. The HIDTA Task Force teams consist of a multi-agency team of officers in Fort Bend County from various local law enforcement agencies.
A Crime Analyst is also part of the Criminal Investigation Division and reports to the Criminal Investigation Division Captain.
The Criminal Investigation Division frequently works with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.