Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) includes several functions. The Forensics Unit operates under the CID umbrella. The more traditional investigation roles are divided into three units: Crime Against Persons, Crime Against Property, and Fraud. The 28 employees of CID include:

  • 1 Lieutenant
  • 4 Sergeants
  • 19 Detectives
  • 2 Criminalist Officers
  • 1 Forensic Specialist
  • 1 Secretary

General Working Hours

The general working hours of CID are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. However, all detectives have the opportunity to change their schedules for the reasonable needs of victims and witnesses. Also, all detectives respond to emergency calls relating to their assignment.

Units

  1. Cyber Crime Unit
  2. Fraud Unit
  3. Persons Unit
  4. Property Unit

The Cyber Crimes Unit investigates all cases involving the exploitation of children via the internet including child pornography, online solicitation of minors and tips sent in from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The unit consists of one sergeant and two detectives. The Cyber Crimes Unit is also responsible for the forensic examination of electronic evidence seized by the Abilene Police Department. The Cyber Crimes unit is a part of the Dallas Internet Crimes Against Children's (ICAC) task force. It is one of 61 such task forces across the nation.