Investigation Division

The Captain

Captain David White is responsible for the Criminal Investigation Division, which investigates all crimes in Sugar Land that are not observed by a patrol officer. In addition to CID, the division includes the Forensic Services Unit.

Cpt. White

Criminal Investigations

After the Patrol Division completes initial investigations of crimes, cases are forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). a CID supervisor initially reviews each report to determine if there are viable leads. If not, the case is closed.

If there are, the case is assigned to an investigator, who will list the case as one of the following:

  • Active: If the case has viable leads, such as a witness or physical evidence they are forwarded to an investigator. Active investigations can take anywhere from a few days to several years. Once an investigation is completed and there is probable cause to establish an identified suspect has committed a crime, the results of the investigation are filed with the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office for charges and dispositions.
  • Unfounded: The incident reported was determined, after the investigation, as not involving a violation of the law.
  • Suspended: The investigation has stopped on this case because all investigative leads have been exhausted and there is not enough evidence to file a case.

Forensic Services Unit

The Forensic Services Unit is responsible for responding to major scenes where they document, collect, and process evidence.  Personnel process evidence in the laboratory at the police department while other items are sent to various specialized labs.  Forensic Services Unit also operates the Evidence Room where thousands of items of property and evidence are managed and stored.  These items include prohibited items, safekeeping items, and found property.

Criminal Warrants

The Criminal Warrants section is responsible for collecting all class B misdemeanor and above warrants the department has received from the district attorney’s office and the related courts. The warrants are assigned to an Investigator to serve (arrest the person on the warrant), and are entered in the state and national computer systems.

Criminal Intelligence Unit

The Intelligence Unit is the central receiving and distribution point for all intelligence information that comes into and goes out from the department.

Crime Analysis

Crime Analysts collate geographical and temporal information on crimes in the city, and use computer models to develop trends for the purpose of deploying officers to prevent crimes.