Criminal Investigations

Responsibilities


While most cases are investigated by the reporting officer, all felony offenses and misdemeanors that require significant follow-up are handled by Captain Hudson.  
Not only is Captain Hudson involved in the investigative process, he also meets regularly with County and District Court personnel to ensure that cases are thorough and properly prepared for trial.

The police department also staffs an Evidence Technician who primarily focuses on our Evidence Repository which entails how we collect, process and retain items that are collected at crime scenes.  This position and process ensures an unbroken chain of custody concerning people’s personal property and/or any item which may be used for prosecution purposes.  The Evidence Technician deals directly with the State’s facilities for the testing of physical evidence (Texas Department of Public Safety) and makes sure that items are both sent and collected according to required protocols.