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The Texas City Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is the investigative branch of the Police Department. CID handles a majority of Felony investigations and supports the Patrol Division. The division is commanded by Captain David Fairchild and consists of the following:
- Detectives who are assigned to property crimes that cover thefts, burglaries, UUMV, and other property crimes.
- Detectives who are assigned to sex crimes, which include adults and children.
- Detectives who are assigned to major crimes, which include aggravated assaults, robberies, weapon offenses, and crimes against persons.
- The crime scene unit is a group of investigators assigned to process crime scenes, recover, and store evidence. They also manage the evidence room and work closely with the Department of Public Safety crime lab.
- The Digital forensics unit is a group of investigators responsible for recovering digital evidence from cell phones, computers, tablets, and other electronic devices.
The Criminal Investigations Division aims to thoroughly and professionally investigate crimes against citizens, property owners, and businesses within the City of Texas City. The goal of this division is to recover property and secure criminal convictions when possible.
Phone: (409) 797-4402
From 1990 to 1999, Captain Fairchild worked in the Patrol Division as a patrolman. In 1999, Captain Fairchild transferred from the Patrol Division to the Galveston County Narcotic Task Force. The task force was a multi-agency narcotic investigative group servicing both Galveston and Brazoria County where he eventually was promoted to supervisor of the group.
In 2001, Captain Fairchild was selected to be the supervisor of a new Special Crimes Unit being formed at the Texas City Police Department. In 2004 while working with the Special Crimes Unit, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In 2005, Captain Fairchild and members of the Special Crimes Unit were sworn in as FBI task force agents with the Safe Streets Task Force, where the unit assisted with federal investigations, wiretaps, witness protection, and various investigations until 2008.
At the end of 2008, Captain Fairchild attended the 235th Session of the FBI National Academy. After graduating, Captain Fairchild was assigned to the patrol division as a Sergeant.
In February 2017, Captain Fairchild was promoted to the rank of patrol Lieutenant. One year later, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. From 2018 to 2023, Captain Fairchild was responsible for the police fleet, communications division, jail, records division, training, animal control, the criminal justice center, and the west side sub-station.
As of January 2023, Captain Fairchild was transferred to the criminal investigation division, where he oversees detectives and crime scene investigators. Captain Fairchild also holds a Master Peace Officer Certification.
Captain Fairchild has received two different officers of the quarter awards while on patrol. In 2001, Captain Fairchild received Officer of the Year from the 50 Club of Galveston County. Later in 2001, Captain Fairchild received a Purple Heart Medal and a Medal of Valor. In 2016, Captain Fairchild received the Chiefs Commendation ribbon.