- About NBPD
- NBPD Divisions
- Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.)
- One Detective Lieutenant
- Two Detective Sergeants
- Thirteen Detectives
- One Narcotics Task Force Sergeant
- Three Narcotics Task Force Officers
- One DEA Task Force Officer
- Two FBI Safe Streets Task Force Officers
- One Officer assigned to the US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force
- Two Crime Scene Technician
Detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division are responsible for:
- Investigating crimes against persons and property
- Special and undercover operations to include narcotic and gang activities as well as computer crimes and organized crime, etc.
- Conducting in-depth investigations
- Gathering intelligence on criminal activity
- Coordinating investigations with other agencies
- Preparing cases for presentation to the Grand Jury
- Obtaining and serving warrants of arrest and search
- Working closely with prosecutors and local courts
- Collection of crime scene data
- Processing all fingerprints and photographs
- Operation of the department's internal criminal lab, mobile crime unit, crime victims' liaison services, and sex offender registration and compliance
Crime Scene Technicians
The New Braunfels Police Department has two Crime Scene Technicians that work in conjunction with the NBPD Patrol Division and the NBPD Criminal Investigations Division. Working in shifts and on-call, these two technicians are able to respond to crime scenes nearly 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
Similar to what you see on TV, NBPD Crime Scene Technicians are responsible for collecting evidence from crime scenes, including:
- Photographs - Using digital photography, the technician photographs the entire scene including long-range, mid-range, and close-up photos. This also includes 360-degree photos around the exterior of the scene.
- Fingerprints - Using brushes, powders, tape, and other materials, the technician collects partial and full fingerprint evidence throughout the crime scene.
- Blood and DNA evidence - Using sterile cotton-tipped swabs, the technician collects blood and DNA-related evidence throughout the crime scene (including hair, sweat, saliva, and other bodily fluids).
- Trace evidence - Using tape, tweezers, and other various tools, the technician collects trace evidence from throughout the crime scene, including fibers, dirt, and footprints.
The NBPD Crime Scene Unit works in conjunction with patrol officers and detectives in the CID (or Criminal Investigations Division), and actually runs the crime scene during the initial part of an investigation. Then, once evidence has been collected, the Crime Scene Technician is responsible for processing that evidence in the lab back at NBPD Headquarters. The Crime Scene Unit also assists SWAT, CID, and the Street Crimes Unit in executing search warrants. And the Crime Scene Technicians work with NBPD’s Crime Victim Liaisons documenting the injuries sustained by victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The New Braunfels Police Department is concerned when a member of the New Braunfels community becomes a victim of crime. The New Braunfels Police Department’s Crime Victim Liaisons work under the command of the Criminal Investigations Division to insure that victims of violent crimes, domestic violence, and sexual assault are receiving necessary resources to begin healing. Victim Services can assist you with any questions you may have concerning the criminal justice system, your rights, and resources in the community that can help you.
The NBPD Crime Victim Liaisons work closely with the prosecutor’s office, the Crisis Center of Comal County, and other various local agencies to ensure that victims are afforded their rights and to make the transition through the court system as smooth as possible. The Crime Victim Liaisons are also available to assist victims with all paperwork regarding the Texas Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program.
For more information on these services, call the New Braunfels Police Department’s Crime Victim Liaisons:
Priscilla Drozd at (830) 221-4576 or email Priscilla Drozd
Or you can get more information by downloading the NBPD Victim Services brochure:
View NBPD's Crime Victim Services Brochure
(Click Here for the brochure in Spanish)
- Texas Attorney General
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Texas Attorney General Resources
The Texas Attorney General's Office provides more information about:
Crisis Center of Comal County
Help is also available for men, women, and children, from the Crisis Center of Comal County which deals in domestic violence and sexual assault services.
They can be reached at (830) 620-4357 or (800) 434-8013 (toll free).
All services are free and confidential.
Crisis Intervention, Referral, and Assistance
Texas Child Protective Services
Texas Adult Protective Services
Suicide Prevention [Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)]
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Counseling Services, Emergency Services, and Shelter
Connections Individual and Family Services
Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter
Willow Tree Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Parents of Murdered Children Support Group (POMC)
Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels
Law Enforcement and Governmental Agencies
New Braunfels Police Department
Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Comal County District Attorney’s Office
Guadalupe County District Attorney’s Office
Comal County Health Department