Criminal Investigation Unit


Trae Portwood
Detective Sergeant
 John  Rowe
Tim Dukes
Kay Lynn Newbill
Stephen Goodson

 The Criminal Investigation Unit (C.I.U.) is the investigative arm of the police department.  C.I.U. handles: the follow-up investigations of criminal offenses and internal investigations; the development of information contributing to offense prevention; the management of physical evidence and property; and victim assistance. 

The primary functions of the Criminal Investigation Unit are:  to review and investigate reports of felony and misdemeanor criminal acts; identify suspects, both adult and juvenile; and prepare cases for prosecution with the District Attorney’s Office.  Investigative work is reactive from reports with the identification, arrest and prosecution of suspects and also proactive through the prevention of criminal acts in their identification of suspects. 

The Investigation Unit also provides support to victims of crimes during the course of an investigation.  The crime victims and the community both benefit from the prosecution and punishment of criminals.  Every attempt is made to prioritize an investigator’s work so that cases involving injured persons, threats to personal safety and significant property loss receive the most immediate attention.  The Investigations Unit has at least one detective designated as being “on call” at all times, though all detectives can be called in to work major crime scenes as needed.  The detectives are available during normal business hours.

Should you have a question or if you would like to report drug activity, you may call the Criminal Investigation Unit at 903-983-1559.

Officer Angela Burch
Crime Scene / Evidence
 Officer Angela Burch is the Crime Scene Property/Evidence Officer for the Kilgore Police Department. Her duties are to maintain, coordinate, and participate in the proper receipt, storage, safekeeping and disposal of all property and evidence under the auspices of the Police Department and consistent with applicable codes, regulations and laws; to oversee, manage and participate in the appropriate documentation and recordkeeping for all property and evidence received to ensure adherence to the chain of custody process; to assist officers in property and evidence related activities; and to perform related duties as assigned. Officer Burch is also a latent fingerprint examiner. 

Crime Processing Lab