Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

DCJ Inspector

Recruitment #211018-2614DI-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 full-time DCJ Inspector positions, which will report directly to the Chief Inspector. The office is centrally located in Cheshire, CT and the workweek is based on 35 hours..

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, this class is accountable for assisting the State's Attorney and/or Assistant State's Attorney in the investigation and preparation of criminal cases under prosecution.


Upon receipt of criminal investigation assignment, reviews all documentation for accuracy, adequacy and legibility in order to determine viability of proof beyond a reasonable doubt; directs and supervises post-arrest investigative measures; schedules and requests follow-up records, such as medical reports, toxicology lab analyses, ballistics tests results, etc.; interviews victims and witnesses and assesses credibility of testimony; prepares reports, statements and affidavits; prepares synopsis of investigation for attorneys; ensures court appearance of witnesses, including issuance of subpoenas and inter-state subpoenas which may require transportation, accommodation and protection arrangements; prepares extradition requests; checks in evidence for trial; accompanies attorney throughout the trial in order to take notes and follow-up on investigations in response to defense presentations; conducts independent investigations as assigned; acts as liaison with and may serve as a resource for local, federal and state law enforcement agencies; serves as liaison with victims; has statewide police power to make arrests with or without a warrant; keeps abreast of changes in relevant laws and developments in investigative methods; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of police investigative procedures, including laws of arrest, search and seizure, preservation and presentation of evidence, etc.; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant laws and regulations; knowledge of the State judicial system and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to qualify in use of firearms; ability to analyze and organize presentation of data.


Seven (7) years of experience as a law enforcement officer.


Three (3) years of General Experience must have included criminal investigation.


Candidates with the following experience will be given preference:
• Conducting witness interviews at the crime scene
• Follow up with witnesses and preparation of witness statements
• Collection and proper handling of evidence
• Superior organizational skills
• Superior communication skills
• Ability to analyze data
• Investigatory experience in violent felony cases


1. Possession of a valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required during employment in this class.
2. Incumbents in this class must qualify in the semi-annual Division-issued Firearms Proficiency Course.


Candidates must be in good general health; candidates must have and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, visual and auditory acuity to perform the duties of the class. Applicants will be required to pass a physical examination.


Incumbents in this class may be exposed to a significant degree of danger or probability of physical harm and to moderately disagreeable job conditions.



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.