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The Chattahoochee Hills Police Department is looking for an experienced investigator to join our team. The detective is tasked with providing investigative expertise and oversight on a wide variety of investigations; take the lead on all major criminal matters and lengthy investigations; recommend/maintain policy and procedures related to criminal and internal investigations; support the operation of the Evidence room as required. Distinguishing Features: Specific work instructions are received from superior officers on new assignments, but a police detective works independently in performing regularly assigned duties and assumes complete charge of a crimes scene once assigned. Work is performed in accordance with federal, state, and local laws as well as departmental policies, procedures, and general orders. Work is reviewed by inspection, through verbal and written reports and by results achieved. A police detective will be subject to being on-call for unexpected case assignments.
Receive case assignments concerning personal and property crimes. Conduct preliminary reviews of cases to determine if elements of crime are present and to identify a course of action. Gather and analyze case information to assist initiating investigative actions as appropriate and in the identification of suspect(s) in a case. Report to and preserve crime scenes while participating in the collection of physical evidence. Interview victims and witnesses to confirm the very nature of an offense. Prepare line-ups and record interview sessions taking notes of responses. Prepare warrant requests (Search or Arrest) and assist in serving search and arrest warrants for cases. Prepare reports relating to investigations and check other officer’s reports for accuracy and completeness. The detective shall testify in court as needed and will coordinate with the prosecutor the appropriate case file and notes needed for litigation and trial. Maintain liaison with other detective units, officers in field, other departmental personnel, deputy prosecutors, and personnel coordinate larger investigations and to share information. Shall assist with the function, process and operation of the Chattahoochee Hills Police Department Evidence Room as directed as well as perform other duties as directed.
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Chattahoochee Hills are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.