CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

CONTACT INFO
901 North Airport Drive
Weslaco, TX 78599
Ph.: (956)968-8591 | Fx.: (956)968-4043
EMERGENCY:  9-1-1

E-Mail: weslacocid@weslacotx.gov

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Criminal Investigation Division

The Criminal Investigations Division is commanded by an assigned Captain, whose primary responsibility is to provide general management, direction, and control for the Criminal Investigations Division.
The Criminal Investigations Division consists of the Investigators, Narcotics, Juvenile Investigator, Task Force Officers, Property and Evidence Section, and Forensic services.
The goal of CID is "to solve assigned offenses, the arrest and prosecution of persons charged, and the reduction of crime." Criminal offenses which require follow-ups are assigned to Investigators. A substantial amount of cases is cleared by various means, such as arrest, filing with the District Attorney's Office, and by exceptional means. Investigators work all types of crimes from misdemeanors to capital felonies. Other duties include jail/prisoner processing, crime scene processing, case preparation, and responding to major incidents. 


Task Force
Several of our investigators are also assigned to various federal agencies as Task Force Officers. These agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security, United States Marshals Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


Juvenile Crimes
The Juvenile Crimes investigator is assigned to all crimes which involve juveniles. Crimes may vary from runaways to aggravated sexual assaults. 


Crime Victims Coordinator
The Victim Services Coordinator is a non-commissioned position within the Police Department, reporting to the Investigators and is assigned by that individual to provide contact with victims of crime and personal tragedy to offer individual and family support. In addition, the Victim Services Coordinator provides information about advocacy within the criminal justice system, support agency referral, aid in applications for victim compensation funds and in acquiring emergency shelter, and facilitates the resolution of other immediate needs for crime victims.


Crime Analysis
The Crime Analyst identify patterns and gather helpful data that can be used to help police command personnel and better allocate their police officers, detective, and other assets. Crime analyst play a very important role in helping detective and investigators solve crime by looking at the police reports, data, and trends. They can gather important clues such as, methods and motives that can lead to the identification of a suspect, Crime mapping technology, computer aided dispatch, police reports and contacts with other professionals in their area. Criminal intelligence analysts provide crucial information to law enforcement personnel about potential criminal activity and, even more important, officer safety information and bulletins.