The Criminal Intelligence Division (CID) collects, analyzes, and disseminates criminal intelligence information through confidential investigations, analysis of information, and proper liaison with various officials and other sources of criminal information. CID provides dignitary protection, monitors public assemblies, provides security to the Mayor of Houston, and assists with investigations of threats against HPD employees and elected officials.
CID provides technical surveillance and communications intelligence support to other HPD divisions. Division personnel working in the Organized Crime Unit, Fusion Center, and Joint Terrorism Task Force all work in coordination with local, state and federal partners to develop and share intelligence needed to maintain the safety and security of this dynamic region.
CID also has the ultimate responsibility for determining whether a crime is reported to federal or state record keeping agencies as a hate crime, pursuant to the classification requirements of the 1990 Federal Hate Crime Statistics Act.