Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Chief Inspector

Recruitment #211018-2605DM-001


The State of Connecticut, Office of the Inspector General was created through the passage of House Bill 6004; An Act Concerning Police Accountability.  This independent office, within the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), will be responsible for conducting use of force investigations of peace officers, prosecuting cases where the Inspector General determines a peace office used force to not be justifiable, and making recommendations to the Police Officer Standards and Training Council concerning censure and suspension, renewal, cancelation or revocation of a peace officer's certification. 

We are recruiting for a full-time DCJ Chief Inspector position, which will report directly to the Inspector General and will supervise a staff of Inspectors.  The office is centrally located in Cheshire, CT and standard hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

NOTE:  The incumbent will be required to complete a background check.

Selection Plan

Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  a resume, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. All communication with applicants will be through the JobAps system, so applicants are encouraged to check for updates JobAps portal account.  Please ensure that you are utilizing the correct email address for notices to be sent to you from the JobAps system. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office:, 860-258-5800. 

NOTE:  The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.  All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders 13F (3a) and 13G (3a).


In the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Chief State's Attorney, this class is accountable for directing the investigatory activities of special unit inspectors and/or for performing special investigations. In addition, the class is used in the following manner:

a. manages the Division's fleet operations
b. coordinates the statewide system for extradition of prisoners and interstate compact cases
c. acts as liaison between the Division and Connecticut State Police and/or investigative staff of various police departments


Directs DCJ special investigation programs; plans, organizes and directs all investigation activities; formulates goals and objectives; trains and evaluates staff; interprets, recommends and implements agency policies and procedures relative to inspectors; assigns inspectors to pre-arrest and post-arrest investigations; develops reporting systems and prepares status reports on investigations; reviews activities for compliance with statutory requirements, accepted practices, and Division policies and procedures; acts as liaison with State and local agencies on investigative matters; evaluates complaints received and resolves or refers to appropriate governmental agency; personally handles the most complex, sensitive and/or internal investigations.

1. Fleet Management: Manages the acquisition, use, inspection, maintenance and disposition of a fleet of vehicles for the Division of Criminal Justice; authorizes major repairs; maintains records on all repairs; prepares specifications for vehicles to be purchased; conducts internal investigations on motor vehicle accidents; reviews statewide requests for suppressed registrations and licenses; performs related duties as required.

2. Extradition: Monitors the statewide system for extradition and interstate compact cases to accommodate national and international requests; reviews procedures for the transportation of prisoners and recommends necessary revisions; evaluates and selects prisoner transportation companies to be utilized in Connecticut; reviews receipts to ascertain whether transportation was carried out effectively; monitors all expenses incurred for extradition and interstate compact matters; performs related duties as required.

3. Liaison: Acts as liaison between the Division and various law enforcement agencies and organizations; reviews reports of incidents which require action of the Chief State's Attorney; prepares analyses and recommendations for dispositions of these referrals; plans and organizes joint projects among agencies to avoid duplication of effort and maximize utilization of agency resources; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices; considerable knowledge of the principles and procedures of coordinating criminal investigations; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant laws and regulations; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; knowledge of the State judicial system and procedures; considerable interpersonal skill; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and organize presentation of data; ability to design and maintain complex record keeping systems; ability to qualify in use of firearms.

Fleet Management: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of fleet management; knowledge or procedures for vehicle procurement; knowledge of the methods of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Extradition: Knowledge of Interstate compact agreements; ability to audit financial documents.

Liaison: Knowledge of the organization of various law enforcement agencies; knowledge of the jurisdiction of other State agencies.


Five (5) years of experience as a DCJ Inspector or equivalent experience as a law enforcement officer with a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in criminal investigation.


The ideal candidate for this position will have ten or more years of experienece in Law Enforcement and will have had some supervisory experience at the level of Lieutenant or above.  Candidates with the following experience will be given preference:
• Ten or more years of experienece in Law Enforcement with some supervisory experience at the level of Lieutenant or above. 
• Supervision and direction of investigations into felony cases. 
• Handling and reviewing digital evidence such as body/dash cameras footage and surveilance video.
• Conducting sensitive investigations, such as internal investigations into employee misconduct.
• Superior writing skills including drafting original reports and preparing witness statements
• Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability/experience presenting information and providing testimony in court.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.