Special Investigations Unit Phone Number: 972-304-7072
To provide the citizens of Coppell a proactive resource in combating the distribution and sale of illegal narcotics.
To provide a resource to the Criminal Investigations Division for episodic or extreme criminal activity.
Scope of Enforcement
Major thoroughfares such as IH 635 and SH 121 bring thousands of people through our community on a daily basis. While all of the cases investigated by our SIU have some formal or informal tie to Coppell, investigative leads do require detectives to leave the borders of our city in order to surveil, arrest and successfully prosecute criminal narcotics offenders. This "global" approach allows Coppell to minimize the direct impact on our community while continuing to hold offenders accountable, no matter where they live or work. In addition to narcotics enforcement, the SIU assists the Criminal Investigations Division concerning episodic crimes and conducts checks of community businesses that sell alcohol and tobacco (thus limiting the illegal sale of these products to our youth). Provided below are Unit statistics from 2012. These statistics are compiled quarterly and presented directly to the City Manager's Office and the Coppell City Council.
Special Investigations Unit Statistics - 2012
• Total number of cases handled by the unit – 260