The Investigative Division is staffed by investigators who are certified Texas Peace Officers. Their primary responsibilities include assisting the prosecutors in evaluating and preparing cases for trial. Investigators routinely review cases, determine areas that require further investigation, locate witnesses and facilitate the collection of all the facts and information necessary to allow assistant criminal district attorneys to make informed decisions on the final disposition of cases.
Their work can also include traditional law enforcement activities such as arrests of suspects, interviewing witnesses, and filing cases for consideration by the grand jury. Investigators can be assigned to special investigations and are frequently called upon to advise and assist Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement agencies in a wide variety of situations.
These investigators possess a wealth of knowledge and experience. Many have been trained in specific job related specialties such as fraud investigation, computer and cellphone forensics, video forensics, and homicide investigations.
Investigators are assigned to trial teams or specialized units within the District Attorney’s Office based upon training and experience. The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office investigators have a wide variety of backgrounds in police work and are seasoned professionals with a proven ability to function as a member of a professional organization.
Complaints (against TCCDA investigators only)
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office (TCCDA) seeks to maintain public confidence in the ability of the office to investigate and properly adjudicate complaints against its investigators. Investigations will be conducted in a thorough and timely manner. All properly submitted complaints against TCCDA investigators received will be acknowledged in writing to the complainant. The complainant will also be informed in writing of the results of the investigation.
The complainant will be asked to provide in writing the following regarding the incident:
• Identification or description of the investigator(s) involved
• Details of the incident
The complainant must also provide an address, email, and/or phone for follow-up questions and return notification.
A citizen who wishes to make a complaint against a TCCDA investigator can do so by completing a TCCDA Citizen’s Complaint Form and delivering it to the Criminal District Attorney’s Office.