Lt. Perez believes strongly in providing continued education for the investigative staff. The detectives participated in numerous training classes in 2015. Some of the classes attended were: Fingerprint Analysis, Interview & Interrogation, Interpreting Body Language During Interviews, Reid Interview Techniques, Search Warrant Writing and Application and Case Analysis/Preparation.
This year, we upgraded the camera system in our interview rooms. This will allow for better quality recordings of statements; which in turn increases the quality of our cases that are referred for prosecution.
Uniform Crime Report (UCR)
We utilize solvability factors to enhance apprehension, clearance, and/or closing of a case with no further action being taken. The FBI reports the national average for clearing a case by arrest is about 48% for serious crimes, which are Part I crimes (FBI Uniform Crime Report, 2013). Our clearance rate for serious crimes (Part 1 crimes) was 47% for 2014; which was a 2% increase from 2013.
The inclusion of Part II crimes in our annual report presents a more realistic assessment of the job that the detectives are tasked with on a daily basis. Our community is fortunate that these Part II crimes while more prevalent than Part I crimes are considered less serious. There are graphs and data that will further explain crimes reported to the police department in our 2014 Annual Report.
You can reach the CID by calling 830-248-1516 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email below: