Covert Response Unit

The Covert Response Unit is responsible for:

  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Wanted Persons
  • Gambling Investigations
  • Undercover Operations
  • Bar Inspections/TABC-related violations

The Retail Crimes Detail investigates:

  • Retail Theft Crimes
  • Fencing Investigations
  • Business Theft Deterrence

The Human Exploitation Unit investigates:

  • Prostitution Related Crimes
  • Digital/Child Exploitation Crimes
  • Sexually Oriented Business Inspections
  • Enforcement of Tobacco and E-cigarette sales

Digital Forensics investigates:

  • Breaches of Computer Security
  • Video Forensics /Support
  • Digital Forensics Examination Cell Phone/Computers
  • Surveillance Support

Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Detail is responsible for:

  • Gang Investigations
  • Organized Crime Investigations

High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Detail investigates:

  • Drug Trafficking Organizations

Report a Crime

Report a crime directly to the Covert Response Unit. We’re open Monday - Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.


Confidentiality / Release of Information

The Covert Response Unit maintains the responsibility of protecting the integrity of criminal investigations. Information relating to a pending criminal investigation or prosecution is one example of information that is not released. Certain information regarding an open, active, or ongoing criminal investigation is protected from release as mandated by State and Federal laws (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (CCP), NCIC/TCIC, Local Government Code, Penal Code, The Texas Open Records Act, and the Family Code. In most cases, protected information cannot be released until final conviction of the alleged offender or disposition of the case.