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Criminal Investigations
Criminal Investigations consist of Property Crimes, Crimes Against Persons, Sex Offender Registration, Narcotics, Crime Scene Unit, Property / Evidence, and Polygraph Examiners.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office participates in joint agency task forces and assigns specialized trained investigators to the following:
  • East Texas Violent Crimes Task Force,
  • East Texas Auto Theft Task Force,
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (D.E.A.),
  • U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force,
  • and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County.
Partnerships with these local and federal agencies, allow our agency to gain valuable training opportunities, allow access to specialized equipment, and builds partnerships with other agencies in a united effort to fight crime in Smith County and East Texas.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is home to one of the most specialized, well trained, and respected Crime Scene Units in the State of Texas. This unit processes all crime scenes in Smith County and assists partner agencies such as the F.B.I. and Texas Rangers across East Texas. We employ one of a few blood spatter experts in the East Texas Area, a Computer Forensics Expert, and Computer Forensics Lab. Pre-DNA processing, fingerprint processing, and fingerprint identification is completed in the in-house lab prior to being sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab, and other scientific labs across Texas. Our in house computer forensics lab eliminates the need to send computers and cellular telephones to outside crime labs reducing the completed analysis time from as much as one year to only a couple of weeks

Criminal Investigations is responsible for registering and tracking convicted sex offenders living in Smith County. For more information, click the link to the Crime Prevention web page which discusses Sex Offenders.

Front Desk - Criminal Investigations
(903) 590-2689
Investigative Assistant
Amy Wright - (903) 590-2678
Sex Offender Registration
Det. Scott - (903) 590-2680
Civil Papers
Mary Giles - (903) 590-2630
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100 N. Broadway Tyler, Texas
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