Support Services Bureau
The Support Services Bureau is responsible for all criminal investigations, maintenance, and storage of all investigation and arrest records, open records requests submitted to the Records unit, proper logging and storage of property and evidence seized by the Red Oak Police Department, and the notification and service of subpoenas to Red Oak Police Department personnel.
Criminal Investigation Division
The Criminal Investigations Unit investigates criminal offenses, recovers stolen property, apprehends offenders, and seeks prosecution. The division is responsible for the following:
- Conducts interviews with both suspects and victims of crimes and is responsible for investigating crime scenes, including identifying, collecting, processing, and documenting evidence.
- Obtains and executes arrest and search warrants, subpoenas, court orders, and other necessary legal documents.
- Completes thorough prosecution and case reports
- Files all cases class "B" and above are filed with the appropriate county, Ellis County & District Attorney's Office.
- Works jointly with other Law Enforcement Agencies from City, County, State, and Federal.
The Community Resource Unit offers crime prevention programs that assist citizens in lowering or eliminating their risk of becoming victim of criminal activity. The department has personnel that are assigned to assist you and your neighbors by providing instruction on a variety of programs.
The Red Oak Police Department operates a temporary holding facility designed to hold both female and male detainees before release and/or transport to another facility. Upon arraignment, prisoners charged with Class B Misdemeanors or higher are transported to the Ellis County Jail.
The Red Oak holding facility is tasked with detainees' care, custody, and welfare while ensuring facility safety, security, order, and control of the facility population. This task is not taken lightly and is performed by every staff member. Detainees' rights are always protected while maintaining the standard policies and procedures set forth by the Red Oak Police Department for temporary holding facility operations.
The primary responsibilities of the Records Unit is to store, retrieve, distribute, and dispose of police records in compliance with State and local laws.
The sex offender registration unit ensures that all parolees, probationers, and discharged registered sex offenders stay in compliance with the Sex Offender Registration Program. The unit provides law enforcement assistance to parole officers, probation officers (including out of county and state officers), monitoring registered sex offenders, monitors discharged sex offenders, and conducts compliance checks, provides discharged registered sex offenders with appropriate sex offender registration forms and updates on sex offender registration laws and conducts criminal investigations on registered sex offenders who are not in compliance with the Sex Offender Registration Program.
For complete statewide information, visit the Texas Public Sex Offender Website.