- Public Safety
- Police Divisions
- Investigations Unit
- Sex Offenders
- Child Safety Zones
- Found Property
- Fraud and Identity Theft
The Schertz Police Department Criminal Investigations is commanded by Lt. Virgil Jones and consists of one Detective Sergeant, five Detectives, and two Civilian Evidence Technician.
Lieutenant Jones also supervises the operation of one officer attached to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Criminal Investigations Division detectives are tasked with investigating all forms of criminal offenses that occur within the incorporated City Limits of Schertz.
Special Investigations Unit
The Special Investigations Unit works closely with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in investigating offenses related to the sale, distribution, possession, of illegal narcotics and marijuana.
Please send an email If you need to contact a detective regarding a current case.
- Lieutenant Virgil Jones
- Detective Sergeant Daniel Trevino
- Detective Jonathan Patrick
- Detective John Ortiz
- Detective Helen Lafitte
- Detective Samuel Ramirez
- Detective Danielle Apgar
- Civilian Evidence Tech Chelsea Garcia
- Civilian Evidence Tech Karen Quinones
Detectives assigned to the Investigations Unit supplement the efforts of the Patrol Division by ensuring that follow-ups of criminal offenses are conducted. These offenses may include but are not limited to: homicide, suicide, unattended deaths, assaults, sexual assaults, robbery, elderly or child abuse, property crimes, and narcotics violations.
Criminal Investigations detectives also have the added responsibility of working closely with City, Guadalupe, Comal, and Bexar County prosecutors to ensure successful prosecutions of offenders. Criminal Investigations is also tasked with the retention, maintenance, and dissemination of criminal evidence. Criminal Investigations also supervises all Registered Sex Offenders residing in Schertz.
To find locations of registered sex offenders living in your area, visit the Texas Department of Public Safety's Sex Offender Registry.
Chapter 62 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons who have a "reportable conviction or adjudication" with regards to certain sex offenses to register with the Texas Department of Public Safety. This Chapter also mandates the Texas Department of Public Safety to maintain a computerized central database to store that registered information as public information. You can access that information by visiting the DPS Sex Offender Registry. The information provided will show you the locations of registered sex offenders in a given area.
For any questions regarding the Sex Offenders and/or the City Ordinance in effect, please contact Detective Justin Weston at 210-619-1239 or by email.
Child Safety Zones
View a map of child safety zones.
This interactive map is used to show the designated Child Safety Zones within the City of Schertz, as stated in the City Ordinance. Child Safety Zones are as follows: "Public parks, private and public schools, public library, amusement arcades, video arcades, indoor and outdoor amusement centers, amusement parks, public or commercial and semi-private swimming pools, child care facility, child care institution, public or private youth soccer or baseball field, crisis center or shelter, skate park or rink, public or private youth center, movie theater, bowling alley, scouting facilities and Offices for Child Protective Services."
Any Registered Sex Offender wishing to move into the City of Schertz and "has been convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication for a sexual offense involving a person under seventeen (17) years of age for which the individual is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, cannot live within 1,000 feet of the Child Safety Zone per City Ordinance."
This map will be utilized by individuals, directly affected by the City Ordinance, wishing to move to the City of Schertz. This will allow those registrants and their families to locate suitable housing for themselves without having to live within the Child Safety Zone. To look up a location, just type in the address in the search box, in the upper left hand corner, and then hit enter. The map will take you to an overhead view of the house and the street. Should the address fall within the Child Safety Zone, this would be a Prohibited residence for that registrant and a Violation of the City Ordinance.
If you have lost a bicycle, wallet, or other personal possession but do not feel it has been stolen, you may wish to contact the Schertz Police Department. The Schertz Police Department maintains a found property inventory of various items.
Found property is maintained at the Department for approximately 90 days after which the items may be disposed.
You can contact the Schertz Police Department during normal work days at 210-619-1200, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to inquire about found property items.
Our Warrant Officers are full-time sworn Peace Officers who are responsible for attempting to locate individuals with outstanding warrants. These officers can go to the person's home, place of employment, or any place the person may be located.
The court will issue a warrant when:
- You violated your promise to appear on your citation
- You failed to comply with the orders of the court
- You did not complete a payment plan or fail to make payments as directed
- You failed to appear on a summons, bond or to appear.