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Investigations Division

Victoria County is committed to having the citizens involved in fighting crime. This is done through reliance on citizen jurors to set benchmark sentences from which plea offers are made. This requires frequent jury trials which demands constant preparation. A large ratio of investigator to prosecutor, one investigator for every two prosecutors, is vital to this scheme. The five investigators of the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney Office are Texas Peace Officers as defined by Texas Code of Criminal Procedure chapter 2.12 and each has a Peace Officer Certification awarded by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Their duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Review and analyze incident and prosecution case reports; perform follow up investigations
  • Perform investigations for the Grand Jury
  • Collect evidence of crimes; organize and prepare cases for prosecution;
  • Collect, compile, provide for the preservation of, and analyze factual information
  • Interview involved parties including suspects, witnesses and complainants; obtain and verify official statements
  • Assist prosecutors with all aspects of a trial, including juries, evidence, testimony, and progress of case
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies in investigations, including reviewing cases, investigating crime scenes, performing surveillance functions, and serving warrants
  • Perform hot check investigations, including locating check writers, and arranging restitution payments to victims
  • Serve as liaison with various law enforcement agencies, including requesting more information for cases and obtaining agency offense reports
  • Participate in asset forfeitures with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies