Criminal Investigation Division
Phone: (409) 643-5834
Detective Felix Flores has been in Law Enforcement for over 35 years and has been employed with the Texas City Police Department since 1999. Detective Flores has earned over 3,139 hours of training with the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification.
Detective Flores has training in Sexual Assault/Family Violence investigations and is a TCOLE certified Instructor. Detective Flores has worked as a Field Training Officer and Major Accident Investigator. Detective Flores has also successfully completed the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy and Developing Leaders for Texas Law Enforcement from the Texas Chief’s Association which is a clear example of his dedication to leadership training and the betterment of his department.
Detective Flores has proudly served the Texas City Police Department in many capacities, including but not limited to the Patrol Division, The Galveston County Narcotics Task Force, Galveston County Auto Crime Task Force, and the FBI Safe Street Task Force. Detective Flores has supervised many units including FIT TEAM, NARCS (Narcotics and Racketeering Crime Squad), CID (Criminal Investigation Division), and the Crime Scene Division.
Phone: (409) 643-5820
Detective Berg started with the Texas City Police Department in the Jail in 2004 and transferred to Patrol in 2005. He has been a Detective since 2017. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certification. Detective Berg is a College of the Mainland Fighting Duck (2002) and a Sam Houston State University BearKat (2004). Detective Berg received his A.A.S. and B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
Detective Berg grew up in Texas City, graduating from Texas City High School in 1999. He is from a law enforcement family, where his Father and Uncle served the City of Texas City as Police Officers for over 50 years combined. Detective Berg is a husband and proud father of 4.
Phone: (409) 643-5788
Detective Esteban Gonzalez has been employed with the Texas City Police Department for 15 years. Detective Gonzalez started his career with the Texas City Police Department in 2008, working as a jailer. Detective Gonzalez worked in the Texas City Jail for approximately 3 years until 2011, at which time he graduated from the police academy and got hired on as a full-time Police Officer with the Texas City Police Department.
Detective Gonzalez was assigned to patrol and worked patrol up until 2019. Detective Gonzalez is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Detective Gonzalez currently holds an Advanced Peace Officer Certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and is currently the Texas City SWAT Team Tactical Supervisor.
Phone: (409) 643-5763
Detective Anthony Charles began his law enforcement career in February 2012 as a Patrol Officer with the City of Lake Jackson, Texas. In May 2014, Detective Charles accepted employment as a Patrol Officer with the City of Texas City, Texas. Detective Charles holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and currently has an Advance Peace Officer Certification with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Detective Charles worked a variety of patrol assignments, including that of Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT), Mental Health Training Officer, and Basic Instructor. In 2017 Detective Charles received the Life Saving Award. Detective Charles is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and investigates Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children/ Adults.
Phone: (409) 643-5932
Detective Shives was born in Galveston, TX but has lived in Texas City his whole life. Detective Shives graduated from Texas City High School in 2012. Detective Shives attended the College of the Mainland after high school and obtained his associate degree in criminal justice in 2014, and in 2015, graduated from the police academy.
Detective Shives started with the City of Texas City in 2013 at the Lowry Fitness Center. Detective Shives transferred to the Texas City Police Department in 2015 and has been an officer for 7 years. Detective Shives is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Detective Shives is on the Texas City SWAT team and has his Advanced Peace Officers Certification.
Phone: (409) 643-5738
Detective Williamson is a decorated, proud member of the United States Marine Corps and US Army. He has multiple overseas deployments, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Detective Williamson has an Associate Degree in General Studies from the American Military University.
Detective Larry Williamson started with the Texas City Police Department in 2008 and has over 19 years of combined years of service as a Texas Commissioned Police Officer. Detective Williamson has served as a Patrolman, Crime Scene Investigator, and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Detective Williamson holds a Master Peace Officer Certification.
Lorenzo Manuel de la Garza
Phone: (409) 643-5736
Officer de la Garza started his career with the Texas City Police Department in 2006 after working for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office for a short time. Officer de la Garza is currently assigned as the Administrative Liaison and Public Relations officer. Officer de la Garza currently oversees the day-to-day jail operations and its employees, Sex offender registration and compliance investigations, livestock permits, wrecker and taxi permits, and amusement machine permits and compliance. In addition to those duties, Officer de la Garza handles all media relations and is currently the department's Mainland Community Crime Stoppers coordinator.
Officer de la Garza holds a master peace officer certification with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. During his tenure with the Texas City Police Department, Officer de la Garza has been a member of the Texas City Police Department’s Gang Unit, Hostage Negotiations Team, Honor Guard, and Field Training Officer. He was also a member of the Narcotic Field Investigative Team.
Phone: (409) 643-5720
Detective Fowler moved to Texas City in 1991 after graduating from Denham Springs High School in Louisiana. Detective Fowler started with the Port of Galveston Police Department in 2002 and was later hired by the Texas City Police Department in 2005. Detective Fowler has been a Police Officer for 21 years and holds a Master Peace Officer Certification.