Criminal Investigations Division
The Texas DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is headed by division director and assistant division director
and consists of 829 members, including 673 commissioned officers and 156 civilian support personnel. Division personnel
are stationed in one of the seven regions throughout the state or at the Headquarters office in Austin.
The CID is divided into four specialized sections:
- The Administration Section provides clerical and statistical support, budgetary and procurement oversight, inventory maintenance, personnel management, and information technology support for the division. In addition, the Administration Section oversees the Training Unit, which is responsible for developing and providing relevant and progressive training courses for division personnel.
- The Organized Crime Section is charged with the overall direction of the state's enforcement efforts aimed at reducing the impact of organized crime. Personnel collaborate with internal and external stakeholders from across the state and internationally to identify, investigate, disrupt, and/or dismantle drug trafficking, human trafficking, and criminal gang organizations that pose the greatest danger to our communities.
Human Trafficking Hotline
People can receive help, report a tip, or request information or training
by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888
or by sending a text to BeFree (233733).
- The Special Investigations Section (SIS) is responsible for the overall direction of the state's investigative efforts targeting the disruption and dismantling of criminal organizations involved in violent crime, property crime, fraud, and illicit gaming. SIS also manages the fugitive, Ten Most Wanted, sex offender compliance, civil commitment, and regulatory investigation programs; works closely with the Texas Racing Commission regarding pari-mutuel racing investigations and compliance; conducts background investigations for the Texas Racing Commission, Texas Lottery Commission, and the Office of the Governor; and receives and evaluates case referrals from outside agencies to determine investigative value for dissemination to CID field personnel.
- The Investigative Support Section performs a variety of highly specialized functions that greatly contribute to the success of the Department's mission. For example, the Computer Information Technology and Electric Crime (CITEC) Unit conducts forensic digital evidence searches and investigates acts of cyber threats, cyber terrorism, and computer security breaches; while the Polygraph Unit administers polygraph exams and coordinates the Texas DPS Law Enforcement Polygraph School.
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