Investigations

The Schertz Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is commanded by Lt. Manny Casas and consists of five detective corporals, two detective sergeants and a civilian evidence technician. Lieutenant Casas also supervises the operation of one officer attached to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Criminal Investigations Division detectives are tasked with investigating all forms of criminal offenses that occur within the incorporated City Limits of Schertz.

Investigations Unit

Detectives assigned to the Investigations Unit supplement the efforts of the Patrol Division by ensuring that follow-ups of criminal offenses are conducted. These offenses may include but are not limited to: homicide, suicide, unattended deaths, assaults, sexual assaults, robbery, elderly or child abuse, property crimes, and narcotics violations. Criminal Investigations Divisiondetectives also have the added responsibility of working closely with City, Guadalupe, Comal, and Bexar County prosecutors to ensure successful prosecutions of offenders. Criminal Investigations Divisionis also tasked with the retention, maintenance, and dissemination of criminal evidence. Criminal Investigations Division also supervises all Registered Sex Offenders residing in Schertz.

Sex Offenders

Open Cases & Sex Offender Database

The Schertz Police Department needs your help. View active local and state open cases, as well as state sex offender registration locations.

To find locations of registered sex offenders living in your area, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety's Sex Offender Registry.

Child Safety Zones

View a map of child safety zones.

This interactive map is used to show the designated Child Safety Zones within the City of Schertz, as stated in the City Ordinance. Child Safety Zones are as follows: "Public parks, private and public schools, public library, amusement arcades, video arcades, indoor and outdoor amusement centers, amusement parks, public or commercial and semi-private swimming pools, child care facility, child care institution, public or private youth soccer or baseball field, crisis center or shelter, skate park or rink, public or private youth center, movie theater, bowling alley, scouting facilities and Offices for Child Protective Services."

Any Registered Sex Offender wishing to move into the City of Schertz and "has been convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication for a sexual offense involving a person under seventeen (17) years of age for which the individual is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, cannot live within 1,000 feet of the Child Safety Zone per City Ordinance."

This map will be utilized by individuals, directly affected by the City Ordinance, wishing to move to the City of Schertz. This will allow those registrants and their families to locate suitable housing for themselves without having to live within the Child Safety Zone. To look up a location, just type in the address in the search box, in the upper left hand corner, and then hit enter. The map will take you to an overhead view of the house and the street. Should the address fall within the Child Safety Zone, this would be a Prohibited residence for that registrant and a Violation of the City Ordinance.

For any questions regarding the Sex Offenders and/or the City Ordinance in effect, please contact Detective Corporal Ernest Spradling, Number 0467, by email.

Special Investigations Unit

The Special Investigations Unit works closely with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in investigating offenses related to the sale, distribution, possession, of illegal narcotics and marijuana.

Found Property

If you have lost a bicycle, wallet, or other personal possession but do not feel it has been stolen, you may wish to contact the Schertz Police Department. The Schertz Police Department maintains a found property inventory of various items. Found property is maintained at the Department for approximately 90 days after which the items may be disposed. You can contact the Schertz Police Department during normal work days at 210-619-1200, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to inquire about found property items.

Investigations Personnel

Please send an email If you need to contact a detective regarding a current case.

Fraud & Identity Theft information