Investigations

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The Investigations Division of the Victoria Police Department is located in the Police Department building at 306 S. Bridge St.  This division is under the supervision of a Captain and includes one Lieutenant and four Sergeants.  The Investigations Division is responsible for the follow-up investigation of all Class I and Class II crimes assigned and provides a liaison with the various courts and the District Attorney.  The Crime Stoppers program is also part of Investigations.

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SandersonKevin-2013

Captain of Investigations

  

The Captain of Investigations is responsible for the entire division shown below.

 

Kevin Sanderson

Captain of Investigations

361-485-3725
ksanderson@victoriatx.org

TatumMike-2007

Investigations Lieutenant

The Lieutenant of Investigations is responsible for each of the Investigations teams.  This Lieutenant acts as the District Attorney Liaison by ensuring that the criminal cases submitted to the District Attorney's Office by Detectives are complete and timely.

 

Mike Tatum

Lieutenant of Investigations 
361-485-3738

mtatum@victoriatx.org

 

Buck, Herschel - 2014 - Sgt.

Assault Crimes

 

Herschel Buck
Sergeant

361-485-3759
hbuck@victoriatx.org

Rogers, Robert - 2010

Property Crimes

 

Robert Rogers
Sergeant
361-485-3733

rrogers@victoriatx.org

Luther, Kelly - Sgt - 2013

Crime Scene Unit

 

Kelly Luther

Sergeant

Crime Scene Unit and Cyber Crimes

361-485-3788

kluther@victoriatx.org

 

Special Crimes Unit

The VPD Special Crimes Unit consists of several Detectives supervised by a Sergeant.  These Detectives are responsible for the investigation and presentment of ALL narcotics-related investigations, and special investigations that are outside the scope of normal investigative duties which may include illicit gambling and prostitution.

The SCU is trained in covert surveillance and intelligence gathering and has access to sophisticated electronic equipment to aid in surveillance, reconnaissance, and information gathering.

Contact the Special Crimes Sergeant by calling the main Investigations line at 361-485-3730 or click here to email the Special Crimes Unit.

Cyber Crimes Unit

This unit has investigators extensively trained in a wide variety of subjects which include:

  • Computer Crimes
  • Forensic Analysis of Computers / Hard Drives
  • Forensic Analysis of Electronic Devices
  • Internet Crimes Against Children
  • Child Pornography
  • Internet Solicitation

Crime Reduction Unit

The VPD Crime Reduction Unit is made up of several Detectives supervised by the Assault Crimes Unit Sergeant.  They are responsible for:

  • Conduct proactive enforcement activities regarding known or suspected gang members; violent career criminals; associates; and their residences or hangouts
  • Collecting and analyzing gang related information
  • Identifying and entering confirmed gang members into a state database
  • Identifying and arresting wanted gang members and career criminals
  • Investigate complaints, and follow-up on tips regarding gang activity and hangouts

U.S. Marshal's Task Force Detective

The Victoria Police Department has a Detective who serves as a Task Force Officer on the U.S. Marshal's Task Force.  This Detective's duties include:

  • Conduct research regarding persons wanted on felony charges
  • Identifying and arresting those persons with felony warrants

Juvenile Crimes

VPD Detectives also investigate various crimes involving juvenile victims and offenders.   Our Detectives are trained in interview and interrogation skills and have specialized training in dealing with juveniles.  Some of the offenses assigned to this unit include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Abandonment, Endangering and Neglect
  • Missing and Runaway Juveniles

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