Criminal Investigations

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for investigating complaints that have potential criminal elements associated with them. Detectives assigned to CID collect and preserve evidence, interview victims and witnesses, and ensure a thorough investigation is completed. CID is comprised of seven specialized units staffed with detectives who investigate both misdemeanor and felony cases:

Homicide / Sex Crimes Unit

This unit investigates all homicides and suspicious or unexplained deaths. The detectives assigned to this unit also investigate TCSO officer-involved shootings as well as in-custody inmate deaths. Two detectives are specially trained and designated to investigate all sexual assaults and sex related offenses.

Child Abuse Unit

This unit conducts criminal investigations into allegations of physical abuse and neglect of children 14 years of age or younger and sexual abuse of children under 17 years of age. The Child Abuse Unit also investigates allegations of abuse and neglect of persons 65 years of age or older and disabled persons.

Persons Crimes Unit

This unit conducts criminal investigations into allegations of crimes against persons ranging from harassment to aggravated robbery.

Family Violence Unit

This unit conducts criminal investigations into allegations of domestic violence against victims 15 years of age or older, but less than 65 years of age.

Property Crimes Unit

This unit is responsible for investigating property crimes such as burglaries and thefts.

The Financial Crimes Unit

This unit is responsible for investigating the offenses of credit card abuse, identity theft, forgery and various internet-related financial offenses.


If you have information related to any crime listed above, we encourage you to relay that information by calling the CID Tip Line at (512) 854-1444 or filling the form below.

The phone and email tip lines are checked by CID Investigators on a daily basis during regular business hours. Tip lines are not generally checked on weekends or holidays. If your situation is not an emergency but requires an immediate response from our Patrol Division, please call the TCSO Non-Emergency Dispatch Line at (512) 974-0845. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

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