APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 54

Central Investigations The Central Investigations Division (CID) is made up of several investigative units to support the identification and prosecution of offenders. CID meets monthly during accountability meetings to share intelligence and brief out on case progress. In 2018, there were 827 cases assigned to the Fugitive Unit with 801 cases cleared. There were also 2,488 warrants written in support of field personnel who took initial offense reports. The Domestics Fugitives Unit filled three Unit additional detective positions. With the implementation of Vice and body-worn cameras, Narcotics Unit detectives working domestic violence cases now have access to Crimes digital evidence which Against Children afforded the unit the Unit ability to prepare 407 arrest warrants, a 35.7% increase over 2017. Sex Crimes The Crimes Unit 54 | 2018 Annual Report Against Children Unit added two new detectives and filed 249 cases that were accepted by the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. The unit seeks to protect the community’s most vulnerable victims, children. The Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force (TRACTF) is a grant- funded, multi-jurisdictional task force responsible for seven counties in which the Arlington Police Department Auto Theft Unit Tarrant Regional Auto Crimes Task Force Homicide Unit Robbery Unit CID UNITS Gang Unit Domestics Unit Economic Crimes contributes a supervisor and an investigator.  The TRACTF coordinated the response to hundreds of stolen vehicles locally and across the state, which led to the recovery of 676 vehicles ($8.3 million estimated value) and the arrests of prolific auto-crime offenders. The Auto Theft Unit conducted 1,600 vehicle inspections to determine whether or not the vehicles were stolen. Unit personnel were able to identify vehicles with fictitious VINs and recover vehicles to be returned to their owners.   Economic Crimes Detectives Michael Gresham and Justin Trzepacz completed extensive coursework over a 6-month period to earn their certification from the Association of Certified Computer Forensic Examiners. This affords the unit the ability to process forensic data from crimes that involve computers, cell phones, and other media. The Economic Crimes Unit reviewed and investigated 2,649 cases, prepared 95 arrest warrants, 30 search warrants, and filed 361 cases with the District Attorney’s office. The Homicide Unit had a 114% clearance rate in 2018 solving all current year cases in addition to a previous year case. The unit also responded to 44 suicides, 26 overdose deaths and 381 death investigations.