The Criminal Investigation Division provides for additional follow up investigation of crimes. The division is supervised by Captain Danny Huff along with 2 Detective Lieutenants overseeing 9 Detectives. This division has detectives assigned to different types of crimes such as:
- Narcotics Investigations
- Financial Investigations
- Child Abuse Investigations
- Auto Theft and Auto Burglary
- Crimes Against Persons
- Crimes Against Property
CID personnel are responsible for all crime scene investigation and processing. These officers are highly trained in the collection, preservation, and packaging of evidence in criminal cases requiring laboratory examination.
Most evidence collected by the department requiring laboratory analysis is transported to Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Labs.
Criminal Investigators work with local, state, and federal agencies in investigation of all levels of criminal activity.
Cooperation With Other Divisions
The Crime Prevention Officer, Curtis Garrett, has a close relationship with the detectives in CID. Officer Garrett watches for any crime trends and works to alert the public quickly with the latest information regarding scams, identity theft and how criminals are accomplishing thier deeds. An informed public is better served to prevent criminal acts. Officer Garrett also serves as the coordinator of the Lamar County Crime Stoppers organization, and is the Public Information officer for the department.
Municipal Court warrants and all criminal warrants obtained by officers and detectives of the Paris Police Department are entered into local, state of national crime records databases, to be tracked and served as quickly as possible.