Criminal Investigations Division

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Matt Clem



The Criminal Investigations Division consists of the following three sections: 

Crimes Against Persons

Crimes Against Persons Section investigates causes of all violent crimes, including homicide, robbery, sexual assault, family violence and juvenile crimes. The Crime Scene Search Unit collects and processes all evidence from North Richland Hills (NRH) crime scenes and supervises the multi-agency Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). 

Property Crimes 

The Property Crimes Section investigates property-related offenses, including auto theft, burglary, theft and fraud. Detectives perform follow-up investigations such as recovery of stolen property and the arrest of fugitives. 

Narcotics Section

The Special Investigations Unit investigates narcotic offenses in NRH as well as works closely with federal and state agencies in an attempt to reduce the flow of narcotics into our community. Additionally, task force assignments extending beyond local jurisdiction promote cooperative and coordinated drug enforcement efforts drawing from the expertise of state and local law enforcement.

Additionally, Crime Analysis compiles information on statistical implications and trends and produces detailed criminal intelligence data for use by the department and neighboring agencies.