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Criminal Investigation Division (CID)

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The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division's mission is to effectively and efficiently investigate crimes in Tom Green County, to improve the lives of innocent citizens, and to promote a safer community. It is the commitment of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) to strive for excellence and professionalism; to provide compassion and understanding while diligently working for the citizens in their time of need.

Criminal Investigations Division:

The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is comprised of one Lieutenant Investigator, seven Sergeant Investigators, a Forensic Specialist and one CID Investigative Assistant/Evidence Technician. The CID Section assists local, state and federal government agencies by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating criminal intelligence information throughout the state and nation to support criminal investigations. In addition to these duties, CID is responsible for the administrative support of the Sheriff’s Office through evidence, property room, records, and victim services.

The Criminal Investigation Section conducts follow-up investigations into misdemeanor and felony offenses reported to the department. In addition, CID conducts investigations into drug-related activity as well as vice-related complaints such as prostitution and gambling. Drug activity is a motivating factor in many of the crimes reported to the department. Persons involved in drug-related activity are also typically involved in other crimes, such as robbery and burglary.

Investigators are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a rotational basis, to respond to emergency investigative needs but are normally available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to provide assistance when needed.

The Forensic Specialist identifies, collects, preserves and conducts examinations of physical evidence recovered at crime scenes. The Forensic Specialist also provides technical assistance to the Sheriff’s Office staff, State Attorneys, and other agencies on an as-needed basis. The unit is trained in the use of alternate light sources, scientific chemical testing, advanced photography techniques, advanced fingerprint lifting techniques, and latent print examination. The unit can process any crime scene from a minor incident to a major homicide.

The mission of the Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) is to provide timely and accurate tactical, strategic, administrative and operational intelligence and analysis of data relating to crime in support of the agency’s goals and community oriented policing efforts. The CAU is responsible for determining and monitoring criminal activity in Tom Green County and communicating the information to Command Staff, Patrol, Investigations and other sections and units as needed for the suppression of criminal activities, aiding the investigative process and increasing apprehension of offenders.

For CID assistance, please contact Lt. William Fiveash (325) 655-8111 or email


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