Major Rodolfo Castaneda will command the Criminal Investigations Bureau. This bureau includes Narcotics and the Criminal Investigations Division, which is responsible for investigating major personal crimes and property crimes. The specific details and units included within this division include Homicide, Robbery, Special Crimes, Burglary and Theft, Auto Theft, Internet Crimes Against Children, and other units, such as Family Violence, Sexual Assault, Crime Analysis, Victim Liaison, Fraud, and Fugitive Apprehension.
Major Castaneda is a two-time graduate of the University of Houston where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
Major Castaneda served 28 years with the Houston Police Department (HPD) in various divisions, including Patrol, Narcotics, Major Offenders, and Pro-Active and Reactive Internal Affairs. He is a certified mediator and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Major Castaneda received an honorable discharge upon retiring from service with HPD in December of 2020.