Criminal Investigation Division


The CID is responsible for investigating criminal cases, which are usually generated by the patrol division.

Division Composition

The division hierarchy includes a captain, lieutenant, one sergeant, a corporal, seven detectives, one civilian investigator, and one administrative assistant.


Those assigned to CID are trained in conducting follow-up investigations and interviews, preservation of evidence and filing cases with the District Attorney's office.

Registered sex offenders

Registered sex offenders are restricted from living within 1000 feet of any premises where children commonly gather, including a school, day care center, public park, playground, public or private youth center, or public swimming pool.

Interactive Map of restricted areas

Click below for an interactive map of the restricted areas. Enter the address of the home in the search field, and check the box by "Prohibited Areas". Click "Go" to see if the address is located inside or outside the prohibited areas.

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Domestic Violence Investigations

The DeSoto Police Department handles the investigation of family violence reports but if you are in immediate danger or need counseling or other assistance please contact Brighter Tomorrows at 972.262.8383 or

Though all CID personnel are trained in general investigation, some specialize in certain types of cases: fraud, property crimes, crimes against persons, juvenile, narcotics and gangs intelligence, and evidence preservation.
This specialization is necessary because of the increasingly complicated laws enforced by police, and also enhances productivity by ensuring a more complete and comprehensive case investigation.