PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the University of Connecticut and its campuses, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services or a State University, this class is accountable for performing investigations related to criminal and civil matters.
Receives limited supervision from an employee of higher grade.
May lead Police Officers and other employees of a lower grade as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Investigates a variety of criminal and civil matters within agency, township jurisdiction or other designated area of authorization involving general public, students, patients and employees; secures incident scene, obtains and analyzes evidence using investigative tools and equipment; interviews victims, witnesses and suspects; develops leads to aid in resolution of crimes or incidents; prepares reports; applies for and serves arrest and search warrants; serves subpoenas; arrests, books and presents arrestees in court; completes bail bond forms; conducts accident reconstructions, threat assessment intelligence investigations and background investigations for select personnel; assists in training of department personnel; serves as fiduciary of property room having authorized access; packages, labels, logs and sends evidence to forensic, computer or toxicology laboratory for examination; reviews judicial forms for all evidence to ensure accuracy and delivers to court for filing; records, organizes, stores and safeguards evidence for court proceeding purposes or court order disposal instructions; impounds motor vehicles, may provide court testimony; may perform Police Officer duties or other related duties as required.
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Investigates and prepares reports for Office of the Attorney General and Claims Commissioner for lawsuits and claims filed against agency; conducts criminal and administrative investigations as assigned; participates in background investigations; may provide education and/or training programs to departmental staff, patients and consumers; may perform Police Officer functions as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of police and security practices and procedures; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; knowledge of various criminal and civil matter investigation techniques including but not limited to homicides, narcotics, crimes against persons, crimes against property, and identify theft; knowledge of criminal law; knowledge of court procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; interviewing skills; considerable investigative ability, ability to lead other employees; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer in an organized police department or within state service.
1. Candidates for this class are subject to selection standards pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council.
2. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain authority from the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection to "arrest and present before a competent authority any person for any offense committed within his precinct." (Connecticut General Statutes 29-18 and/or 10a-142)
3. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain certification as a law enforcement officer in the State of Connecticut pursuant to Section 7-294-a-e of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations promulgated by the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Loss of certification will result in removal from the class.
4. Incumbents in this class may be required to maintain certifications pursuant to the regulations of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council and/or agency requirements.
5. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
6. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and retain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
7. Incumbents in this class must be eligible and qualified to bear arms.
8. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have general good health, be free from any disease or injury which would impair health or usefulness and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance and visual and auditory acuity required, to perform the duties of the class.
2. Applicants may be required to pass a physical examination.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to unpleasant and/or dangerous situations which could cause injury or loss of life.
Appointments to the Unclassified Class (Class Code 9020) are restricted to the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Health Center and are made in accordance with Public Act 14-217.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(09)-PROTECT SERV (NP-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Detective in Salary Group PS 13 approved effective March 9, 2012. (Revised to establish Unclassified usage)