Criminal Investigation Division

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 assists with investigations for misdemeanor and felony crimes, ensuring they meet evidentiary requirements under the Texas Penal Code. Each case is reviewed and prepared for prosecution by the prosecution team to ensure the case is complete and victims' rights are protected. Investigators may be 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 preparation. 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 52 Investigators, four civilians, and a Chief Investigator.