As an integral part of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, the Special Crimes Division handles those sensitive cases often involving society’s most vulnerable: children, elderly, the disabled and victims of official oppression. Many of these victims are the least likely to be able to stop crimes from being committed against them, report crimes to law enforcement, or have the support needed to get through the complex legal process.
In this regard, our goal is to ensure the safety and voice of all victims while vigorously, effectively and fairly prosecuting offenders. The Division’s mission shall always be carried out in a compassionate and fair manner to enhance society’s fundamental right to a safe and just community. This division is comprised of seven units headed by Chief Jim Wheat: