The Criminal Investigations Divisions investigates crimes reported to the department. They interview witnesses, interrogate suspects, prepare and execute arrest and search warrants during the course of an investigation. Criminal cases are filed with the District Attorney's Office or the County Attorney for prosecution.
Lt. Urban was born and raised in Columbus, Texas. He graduated Columbus High School in 1986. He graduated from WCJC with an Associates degree in criminal justice, in 1989. He began his law enforcement career two months later in Poteet, Texas, as a patrol officer. In 1990 he went home to Columbus, and began working as a patrol officer for the Columbus Police Department, rising to the rank of patrol sergeant. He left there in 1993 and began working as a patrol officer with the El Campo Police Department. He was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 2000, and then to Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Division in 2009. He received the officer of the year award in 1995 and holds a Master Peace Officer License.
Sgt. Terrazas has been in law enforcement for the 18 years. His career began with Eagle Lake Police Department. He has served as a Patrol Sergeant with ECPD for the past two years. He also serves as an Instructor with the department for Defensive Tactics.