Criminal Investigations

Criminal InvestigationsOverview

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) at DPS is committed to providing the highest quality investigative and specialized response services to the public and the criminal justice community.  The Division is guided by three immutable values: honor, courage, and commitment while fostering a supportive and empowered environment for its employees.  The mission of the Criminal Investigations Division is to protect the public by deterring crime using innovative investigative and specialized enforcement strategies and resources.

The Criminal Investigations Division provides statewide criminal investigations, specialized enforcement activities, and high-risk tactical response in support of other federal, state, tribal, and local criminal justice agencies.  The Division’s primary investigative responsibilities are narcotic trafficking, fugitive apprehension, organized crime, intelligence, vehicle theft, gangs, human smuggling, computer and financial crimes, as well as major criminal investigations and sensitive special investigations when requested by other criminal justice agencies.  The Division is responsible for the protection of the Governor and provides tactical high-risk responses to acts of extraordinary violence and domestic preparedness incidents.

Division Assistant Director

  • Ken Hunter is in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division.