Criminal Investigations (CID)
CID is tasked with the responsibility of thoroughly investigating all criminal incidents requiring follow-up investigations reported to the agency and identifying criminal trends and patterns to reduce the criminal activities within the City. To these ends, Detectives are divided into the specific units detailed below to identify, arrest, and present offenders to the judicial system. Investigators work cooperatively with citizens, officers and investigators from other divisions, City personnel, and other local, state and federal agencies to accomplish this goal.
To contact the Criminal Investigations Division, call 972-564-7600.
The Burglary and Theft Unit consists of detectives who investigate property crimes, both commercial and residential, motor vehicle burglaries, stolen vehicles, retail shoplifting and commercial theft. Additionally, a detective is specifically assigned to "white collar" crimes, such as fraud, forgery, credit card theft, worthless checks, embezzlement and identity theft.
The Crimes Against Persons Unit is made up of a detective whose primary responsibility is to investigate and follow up in cases of Sexual Assault, Child Abuse/Neglect, Crimes Against Children, Pornography, Missing Persons (adults and children) and stalking. The detective works closely with the Child Protective Services (CPS) in the community. In addition the Person Crimes Unit consists of detectives who are responsible for conducting investigations into crimes against persons, such as murder, attempted murder, suicides, battery/aggravated battery, assault/aggravated assault, domestic violence, harassment, kidnapping (adults and children), elder abuse, accidental deaths, indecent exposure and juvenile crimes. Additionally, criminal investigators assigned to the Person Crimes Unit investigate all robberies, home invasions and carjacking incidents occurring within the City of Forney.
The Forney Police Department Crime Scene Unit is staffed by two investigators. Each investigator is a sworn police officer who has worked as a patrol officer before moving to the Crime Scene Unit. The investigators are highly trained in crime scene investigations. In addition to the basic crime scene investigations, investigators must complete an extensive field training program and maintain current knowledge of processing techniques through continuing education in advanced schools and workshops.
Members of the unit respond to a wide variety of incidents, from burglaries to homicides. Crime Scene Investigators must evaluate the minute details of a crime scene and determine what types of processing are appropriate. Processing a scene can include the use of digital photography, the recovery of latent fingerprints, the collection of DNA or serological evidence, and the collection of foot, tool or tire impressions. The equipment used is the most modern available, to include the Alternate Light Source, Electrostatic Dust Print Lift Kit and the Automated Fingerprint Identification System.