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Title

Police Detective 

Salary $57,338 (based on qualifications) EOE & DFW  
Position Requirements

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; supplemented by three (3) years of experience in law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess Basic Law Enforcement certification.

May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications based on area of assignment.

Requires a valid state driver’s license with acceptable driving history.

 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Close Date  
Close Date Alert Open until filled.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Description

General Description

This classification conducts specialized work associated with investigation of criminal activity, collection/processing of evidence, preparation for the prosecution of cases, and other special assignments to enforce all local, state and federal statutes, ordinances and the laws and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Enforces all applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations (both traffic and criminal) in order to protect life and property, prevent crime, and promote security.
  • Investigates crimes and related law enforcement problems; conducts investigations involving financial, vice, homicide, abduction, missing persons, juvenile, child abuse/neglect, abuse of elderly, drugs, auto theft, property, robbery, assault, gang- related, or other crimes; conducts surveillance and undercover operations; coordinates investigation activities with other law enforcement agencies; manages assigned caseload of investigations.
  • Secures crime scenes; examines crime scenes for clues, evidence, and latent fingerprints; makes photographs and diagrams of crime scenes and evidence; collects, evaluates, tests, records, and preserves evidence; maintains control and chain-of-custody over physical evidence gathered; ensures proper handling, packing, and transport of evidence to crime laboratories.
  • Identifies potential witnesses and suspects; interviews victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects; advises victims or other parties of their rights; takes statements and verifies truth/accuracy of statements.
  • Obtains search warrants; conducts searches of premises, property, or persons; seizes property as appropriate.
  • Documents all investigative information; prepares detailed case reports and records; reviews/evaluates crime reports; compiles, maintains, and reviews various statistical data; performs research; reviews laws for application.
  • Determines whether sufficient evidence exists to substantiate an arrest; prepares/presents photo lineups; obtains arrest warrants and makes arrests; advises suspects of their rights.
  • Participates in court activities; prepares cases for prosecution; meets with state/City attorneys to discuss prosecution of cases; testifies in judicial proceedings.
  • Inspects and maintains and operates assigned police vehicle, uniform, weapons, and equipment.
  • Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; performs driving functions in a safe and efficient manner under various conditions, including day/night hours, in congested traffic, in adverse weather conditions, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation, including criminal complaints, court orders, search and arrest warrants, subpoenas, witness statements and autopsy reports; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including incident reports, search and arrest warrants, administrative forms and logs, ; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Additional Functions

  • Performs other related duties as required.

No phone calls/emails; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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