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Sergeant/Investigator

Laredo College

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining a high standard of security and protection for college students, faculty, staff, and property.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Enforces Federal State and local laws.

  2. Investigates criminal offenses reported and assigned to them by the Police Command and documents activity in detailed reports.

  3. Conduct Internal investigations as needed and requested by the Chief of Police.

  4. Prepares detailed and clear reports in regards to investigations to present to the Police Lieutenant or Chief of Police and the prosecuting attorney.

  5. Processing crime scenes and collecting evidence at major crime scenes.

  6. Acts in an investigative capacity to augment investigations of criminal offenses originally reported to the patrol division.

  7. Acts as scene supervisor in investigating/processing crime scenes.

  8. Collects and submits evidence in criminal investigations.

  9. Serves arrest warrants and search warrants as requires in the course of investigating criminal activity.

  10. Interviews and interrogates suspects, witnesses, and victims when possible in the process of investigating alleged criminal activity.

  11. Ensures cases submitted to the prosecuting attorney are complete and investigations of alleged offenses are thorough

  12. Consults with command staff and prosecutorís office on all major felony investigations and provide updates/status of said cases.

  13. Performs other job-related duties as required by Police Chief and Command Staff


Qualifications/Certifications/Licenses/Skills

NOTICE: Required Documents†To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your high school diploma or unofficial transcript, or GED certificate. If recommended for this position an official transcript(s) will be required. If a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.

Required:

  • High School Degree or equivalent, 60 college hours from an accredited college or university.
  • Six years of police experience, supplemented by specialized investigative training
  • Minimum of three years of investigations experience assigned to detectives, homicide, narcotics, or any plain clothes division
  • Experience directly related to investigating criminal acts and case preparation for prosecution
  • Interview and interrogation experience and verifiable court room testimony at any level (local, State, Federal)
  • Texas Peace Officer License, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)†
  • Advanced Peace Officer Certification, Texas Commission of Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Valid Texas Class C Driver's License
  • Certifications and practical application of law enforcement/crime prevention strategies


Preferred:

  • Associate or Bachelorís degree from an accredited college/university
  • Ten years of police experience with at least four years of criminal Investigative experience

  • Knowledge of contemporary criminal investigation practices, technical and operational principles, and practices within a Criminal Investigation

  • Experience directly related to interview and interrogation and court room testimony

  • Master Peace Officer, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

  • Instructor Certificate/Proficiency, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

  • Certified criminal Investigator

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Utilizes advanced techniques in criminal investigations

  • Maintains a close working relationship with all Department personnel, prosecutorís office, and the college community

  • Conducts thorough interview/interrogations of suspects and victims

  • Maintains sound judgment within guidelines set by State law, city policy, and department policy in situations of high stress and danger

Additional Information

Certificates and Licenses
Conditions of Employment:
Must pass pre-employment drug test
Must pass criminal history check
Must pass motor vehicle records check
Must pass TCOLE appointment requirements (PHS, background Inv., etc.)

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