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
Homeland Defense Issues
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
To further keep the citizens of Garland informed, the Garland Police Department provides a link to the Texas Department of Public Safety's interactive Sex Offender Map.