Criminal Investigations Division

Criminal Investigations Division

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) consists of four main investigative units. Each of these units specialize in their own areas of expertise. Each division's detectives work alongside crime scene technicians in order to gather evidence and analyze even the smallest details.

  • Violent Crimes Unit: Investigates crimes against persons, such as assault.
  • Property Crimes Unit: Investigates thefts, burglary, vandalism, and financial crimes.
  • Special Crimes Unit: Solves missing persons cases, sex crimes, and those involving children.
  • Special Investigations Unit: Investigates cases involving human trafficking and illegal narcotics. 
If you have information that you believe will be beneficial to our detectives, please notify the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.

How Cases are Assigned

Have you filed a Police Report? What's next in the process?

All reports will be reviewed by the responding officer’s immediate supervisor. The report will be checked for completeness and accuracy. Once the report has been approved, it will be sent to the department’s Records Division.

The Records Division will review the report to verify compliance with NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System). Once complete, all cases will be forwarded to the Criminal Investigations Division for further follow up.

Upon receiving the report, Criminal Investigations Division supervisors will review each report to determine the potential for solvability. If sufficient factors are present, the report will be assigned to an investigator for further follow-up.

Once assigned, it is the responsibility of the investigator to conduct a thorough investigation and bring the case to a conclusion. The complexity of the case and the factors involved will determine when you will be notified of your report’s status. This notification may be by phone or mail.