As an integral part of the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office, the Criminal Investigation Division assists with all criminal cases that are accepted by the office. The division is staffed by certified Texas Peace Officers with extensive law enforcement training. The division conducts investigations for misdemeanor and felony crimes, ensuring they meet evidentiary requirements under the Texas Penal Code. Each case is investigated and prepared for prosecution by prosecutor (s), victim advocates, investigators, and essential staff members who each play a vital role in the prosecution of cases submitted to the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Investigators are responsible for locating, interviewing and transporting complainants, witnesses and defendants. At times, they will obtain and serve legal documents; coordinate investigations with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; provide security for witnesses and prosecutors during trials; and perform related duties as required. Investigators execute evidentiary search warrants, arrest warrants, court orders for handwriting exemplars, writs of attachment, and civil injunctions. They also serve subpoenas for employment, medical, financial and educational records and other documentation during case investigation. Investigations are always carried out in a compassionate and fair manner with a focus on seeking the truth. In this regard, the goal is to ensure the safety and voice of all victims. This division is comprised of 48 Investigators, three civilians, and a Chief Investigator.