Persons Division

Homicide/Homicide-Cold Case
The Pharr Police Department Persons Division is tasked with the investigation of all homicides, accidental deaths (including traffic related), suicides, deaths of a suspicious or undetermined nature inside the jurisdiction of the City of Pharr.

Citizens of Pharr can be assured that Homicide personnel are selfless in their sacrifice and commitment to bringing closure to the victims of these tragic crimes. They work tirelessly to bring to light the facts of the cases and work with the District Attorney’s Office for successful prosecution of these violent offenders.

Within our legal system, the crime of murder has no statute of limitations. Homicide investigators see the job of bringing these killers to justice as a solemn duty. They realize that justice is owed not only to the deceased victim, but to the family and friends left behind.

Human Trafficking/Vice Section
Human Trafficking is modern day slavery, widespread throughout the United States today. Trafficking in humans is the second largest criminal industry in the world. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.

Missing Persons
The Missing Persons Unit is responsible for investigating the following: Harboring a Runaway, Request to Locate, Out of County Missing Person believed to be in Pharr , Runaway, Found Child, Missing Child, Missing Adult, Recovered Runaway, Found Adult, Missing Person Endangered, Missing due to catastrophic events such as floods.
Gang Division
In 2017 the Pharr Police Department assigned investigators to the TAG Unit to address youth gang activity in and around the Pharr area.

The Persons Investigators are responsible for investigating robberies of individuals, businesses, and banks within the City of Pharr. The unit conducts and documents robbery and robbery related investigations to include going to crime scenes, conducting interviews and interrogations, issuing and executing warrants and making referrals to courts and other agencies.