The Criminal Investigation Division is under the command of Captain Melvin Mason. C.I.D. is a specialized unit within the Dickinson Police Department that deals with all aspects of crimes and criminal intelligence. C.I.D. receives reports from the Patrol Division on a daily basis and all reports are reviewed for solvability factors.
Every report is reviewed, logged, and disseminated to the proper detective for follow up. All assignments are reviewed, then given out for follow up by the C.I.D. supervisor or his designee. C.I.D. is divided into several different sections all of which require unique and specialized training.
Because of the vast experience of the current C.I.D personnel, citizens of Dickinson have a dynamic investigative group second to none.
Major Crimes - All crimes which are serious in nature such as murder, rape, robbery, assaults with weapons, etc
Burglary - All crimes against property, this includes general thefts and motor vehicle crimes
Auto Theft - Crimes related to auto-related crimes
Fraud / I.D. - All crimes involving the use of fraudulent materials to obtain money or services by deception; Identification (I.D.) includes the forensic science of recovering physical evidence to link a person to a crime
Sexual Crimes - All crimes against persons (adult or children), which involve sexual abuse
Vice / Narcotics - Crimes related to gambling / prostitution and narcotic trafficking
C.I.D. is also responsible for all special or covert operations involving officers in the City of Dickinson. All covert operations must meet minimum operations criteria before being approved and signed off by the C.I.D. supervisor.
In addition to criminal investigations, the C.I.D. Commander is also responsible for the management of the Information Technology operations for the entire city. The city computer network is comprised of more than 125 workstations, 8 servers and numerous peripheral support equipment.