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133930
POLICE INVESTIGATOR
PS110     $37,066 - $65,749
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 04/10/2014

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To investigate crimes, to interview victims and witnesses, to collect and preserve evidence, to arrest crime suspects, and to conduct surveillance operations.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a higher-level police official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

LOCATION OF WORK:
Statewide.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from a Police Officer 3 by the presence of technical investigative aspects of the job.

Differs from a Police Sergeant by the absence of supervisory responsibilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Investigates crimes; collects and preserves evidence; makes criminal arrests; testifies in court; conducts surveillance operations; interview witnesses, victims, and suspects; and assists other law enforcement agencies in criminal investigative matters.

Intervenes in serious and complex matters requiring criminal investigation and collection of evidence, arrests, and testimony in court.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of experience in law enforcement work.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by State and Federal laws are granted.
 
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license at time of appointment.
 
For some positions, evidence of POST certification must be submitted at the time of the application.
 
May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.
 
For some positions, applicant must be eligible for bond.
 
NOTE:
All classified jobs in State service with police officer and wildlife enforcement titles qualify as law enforcement.
 
Jobs outside State service that will qualify as law enforcement are those performed while commissioned with the power of arrest.
 
Military police in the armed services are law enforcement; security/guard duty is NOT qualifying.
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.