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Criminal Investigator – Full time with Benefits


Department(s): Police Department

Location: Pittsburg, KS

The City of Pittsburg is seeking two highly skilled applicants for our Criminal Investigations Division. Under direction of the Sergeant Detective and Lieutenant Detective, the Criminal Investigator conducts the investigations of criminal cases and major incidents, including property and person crimes, and drug offenses ensuring that the investigation is conducted in accordance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Assists the Sergeant Detective with planning methods and processes to meet operational needs, and performs other administrative duties as directed by the Sergeant Detective and Lieutenant Detective. Occasional evenings and weekends on call.

This role will work alongside these Criminal Investigations Division staff roles: Narcotics, Crime Analyst, Security Technician Specialist, Evidence Control Specialist, Telecommunications (Dispatch), as well as Patrol, Municipal and District Courts, Records and Family Advocates, as necessary.

Additional special assignment opportunities include: Firearms Instructor, Citizens’ Academy Instructor, Special Response Team (SRT), Certified Interviewer (Child Forensics or Crisis Negotiator). All require a formal interview, case presentation, and/or training, team tryout and other qualifying criteria.


• Certified Law Enforcement Officer with a minimum of five years continuous service as a full-time, sworn law enforcement officer;
• Degree from an accredited community college, college or university in Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigations, Crime Management or related field, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work;
• Advanced working knowledge of investigative practices and techniques including interviewing and interrogation practices; the identification, collection and processing of evidence; and the laws and practices governing custody, searches and seizures of persons and property.

The position will remain open until filled. Salary is DOE within the salary ordinance ranges.

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The City of Pittsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer