Specialized Crimes

The Specialized Crime Section is a covert investigative unit comprised of the Intelligence Unit and the Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (SOAR). The investigators assigned to these various units are highly trained and motivated, each possessing a broad background in criminal investigative experience.

Intelligence Unit Specialization

The Intelligence Unit specializes in:

  • Assimilation and Dissemination
  • Dangerous Individuals
  • Extremists Groups
  • Homeland Defense Issues
  • Information Gathering
  • Surveillance
  • Vice Investigations

Sex Offender Apprehension & Registration Unit Specialization

The SOAR Unit specializes in sex offender registration law. Investigators are responsible for registering and monitoring all registered sex offenders that reside in the City of Garland. Investigators conduct compliance investigations (which include inspections of the offenders’ homes), surveillance, and sex offender registrations. When violations are discovered, this unit aggressively pursues criminal prosecution. 

Registered Sex Offenders

View a list of Registered Sex Offenders living in the City of Garland can be located.


Anonymous complaints regarding Homeland Defense, Organized Crime, Gambling, and Prostitution can be reported by calling 972-205-2892.