Criminal Investigations Division

Division Responsibilities and Staff

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is responsible for investigating reported criminal offense. CID also investigates narcotics and vice offenses. We are staffed by six Adult Crimes Detectives, two specially trained Narcotics Detectives and two detectives concentrating on juvenile offenses. For more information, contact Sergeant Chris Sawyer by Email. Alternatively you may contact Ana Burt, CID Clerk at 972-412-6220 or by Email.

Contact The Detective Assigned To Your Case

If you know the name of the detective assigned to your case, please see the CID Staff Directory for contact information. If you do not know who the case has been assigned to, please contact Ana Burt at 972-412-6220 for that information.

Citizen Issues

In a very broad generalization, our citizens’ issues are categorized under one of the following headings and are addressed by detectives with a special focus on that area.

Crimes Against Persons

These violations are defined as violence against individuals aged 17 and older, including:

  • Assaults
  • Family Violence
  • Harassment
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing Persons
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes
  • Suicides
  • Threats
  • Unattended Deaths
  • Vice


Narcotics detectives investigate all cases involving controlled substances and dangerous drugs. Narcotics investigators work closely with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, various regional task forces and local law enforcement agencies in areas where investigations may lead. To report possible narcotics activity, please send us an Email.

Crimes Against Property

Property crimes detectives investigate crimes involving personal property, which involve the vast majority of our citizen issues. These crimes include:

  • Burglary
  • Theft 
  • Auto theft
  • Criminal mischief 

Financial Crimes

There are various types of financial crimes that occur in the City of Rowlett. The most common include someone fraudulently using credit or debit cards, forging checks and identity theft . If someone has used your information to commit identity theft, a report may be taken by the Rowlett Police Department but the crime committed (forged check, used credit card, etc.) must be reported to the law enforcement agency in the city where it occurred in order for them to investigate.


In Texas, juveniles are children 16 years of age and younger. Juvenile detectives are trained to observe certain procedures and issues unique to our younger citizens. Their duties include handling children who have been sexually, physically and/or mentally abused. Juveniles under the age of 10 cannot be charged with a criminal offense.