Criminal Investigation Division

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Lieutenant Darryl Smith

The Criminal Investigation Division is the investigative arm of the Police Department. Investigators assigned to the Division are responsible for the follow-up investigation of felony and misdemeanor offenses reported to the Department. These investigations consist of interviewing suspects, victims, and witnesses; analyzing information for validity, reliability, and accuracy; and compiling a comprehensive and factual case file to be presented in court. Successful follow-up investigations are then forwarded to the Ector County District Attorney's and County Attorney's offices for prosecution.

The Criminal Investigations Division is is commanded by Lieutenant Darryl Smith and four sergeants who supervise eighteen detectives. The Division is divided into three units including the Crimes Against Property Unit , the Crimes Against Persons Unit, and the Robbery/Homicide Unit. The Detective Division is assigned over 7700 cases for follow-up investigation annually. The general working hours of the Detective Division are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and they are on 24 hour call.