Criminal Investigations Division

Commander Willie Richards

Commander Willie Richards

The Criminal Investigations Division is comprised of nine specialized units staffed by 35 investigators and six civilian employees whom investigate all manner of crimes, both misdemeanor and felony. The Division strives to investigate and solve crimes in a timely manner with a positive outcome for the citizens and businesses in Round Rock.

Commander Willie Richards
Serving since 1995
wrichards@roundrocktexas.gov
Phone: (512) 671-2714

The division is responsible for the following investigations and police services:

  • homicides & suicides
  • unattended deaths
  • assaults
  • sexual assaults
  • child abuse & family violence
  • robberies
  • high-technology related crimes & forgery
  • narcotic vice operations
  • runaways & missing persons
  • burglaries
  • thefts
  • criminal mischief
  • forensic examination of evidence and photographic service

The Crime Scene Unit is responsible for the collection, documentation and preservation of all evidence recovered at crime scenes. This unit is also responsible for fingerprint development/examination and operating the department’s evidence-processing lab.

The Evidence Unit is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and chain of custody of all property that comes into their possession in accordance with state laws, city ordinances and departmental policies and procedures.