Investigations

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Investigative Division is comprised of a total of fourteen criminal investigators, thirteen of which are certified Texas Peace Officers and one civilian investigator/analyst. Investigator job responsibilities are as follows:

Completion of investigative tasks to assist the Prosecutors in trial preparation
Service of subpoenas to victims and witnesses
Conduct interviews and obtain written statements
Conduct criminal investigations at the direction of the District Attorney
Execution of Felony and Misdemeanor arrest warrants
Respond to scenes regarding officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths
Respond to scenes of vehicular death involving potential criminal charges

Investigators are assigned different responsibilities with the Office of the District Attorney. Two investigators are assigned to the Intake Division, six investigators are assigned to the Felony Trial Division, two investigators are assigned to the Misdemeanor Trial Division, one investigator is assigned to Environmental Crime, one investigator is assigned to Child Sexual Assault Cases. The Investigative Division is supervised by the Chief Investigator and the Assistant Chief.

Montgomery County District Attorney Investigators are professional law enforcement officers. They are proactive in their approach to law enforcement within Montgomery County by being involved in units such as Narcotic Interdiction, arrest warrant programs, and the Montgomery County Crimes Against Children Task Force.

 

 

 

 

 

Investigator Bios

Chris Smith
Chief Investigator

Chris Smith holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University and holds a Master’s Peace Officer License.  He began his law enforcement career at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 as a civilian clerk.  He graduated from the Houston Community College Police Academy in 1993 and became a patrol officer.  In 1997 he was promoted to detective.  After ten years of service he transferred to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.  He also works as a Federal Task Force Officer with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

As Chief Investigator, Chris Smith is responsible for the supervision of the investigative staff, management of the vehicle fleet and proper storage and destruction of evidence that is in the custody of the District Attorney’s Office.  He also manages specialized investigations on matters such as Public Integrity, Police Integrity and Civil Rights.

 

John Stephenson
Assistant Chief Investigator

John Stephenson has 32 years of law enforcement experience.  He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  He began his law enforcement experience in 1978 as a patrolman with the Navasota Police Department.  He also spent six years with the Conroe Police Department before joining the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in 1988.  He has a Master Peace Officer certification and has testified in over 100 felony jury trials.

As the Assistant Chief Investigator, John Stephenson is primarily responsible for maintaining security within the office.  He assists the Chief Investigator in the performance of his duties and also helps manage any evidence that is stored on premises.  Investigator Stephenson assists in all Public Integrity and Civil Rights related prosecutions.

 

 

 

 




 
 

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