State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $74,387.00-$115,981.00 Yearly


SLE 9 


An Internal Investigation Detective Captain is the managerial level of investigation work involving allegations of misconduct or suspected criminal activity by employees of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, adult inmates confined in a correctional facility or any individual that has contact with the employees or clients, such as arrestees, detainees, or parolees of the Department. Employees in this classification supervise Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants.

Employees receive managerial supervision from the Internal Investigation Director, PSCS or other designated administrator. Employees are subject to call-in during emergencies and staffing shortages and may work a rotating shift, holidays and weekends. Employees may be required to physically subdue and restrain those under investigation and must wear protective clothing such as gloves, helmets, riot or ballistic vests when the need arises. Employees are exposed to crime scenes in which expired persons, toxic or dangerous substances may be present. The work will require the collection of evidence that may include searching hazardous environments such as dumpsters, landfills, garbage cans, etc. Employees may be required to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

The Internal Investigation Detective Captain is differentiated from the Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenant and the Internal Investigation Director on the basis of supervisory and managerial responsibility. The Internal Investigation Detective Captain has full supervisory responsibility for Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants while the Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants supervises Internal Investigation Detective Sergeants and Internal Investigation Detectives Provisional. The Internal Investigation Detective Captain is differentiated from the Internal Investigation Director in that the Internal Investigation Director has full managerial responsibility for all internal investigations and directly supervises Internal Investigation Detective Captains.


Supervises subordinate Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenants and through them indirectly supervises Internal Investigation Detective Sergeants and Internal Investigation Detectives Provisional in a region or major geographical portion of the State;

Evaluates investigation operations, develops procedural changes and implements staff training as required;

Conducts or coordinates complex, highly sensitive or controversial investigations of criminal activity and allegations of serious misconduct by PSCS employees, inmates, visitors and others individuals, such as arrestees, detainees, or parolees;

Evaluates the scope, timing, and direction of complex, highly sensitive or controversial investigations;

Interviews complainants, victims, witnesses and individuals under investigation;

Coordinates, identifies and collects physical evidence and reports information using camera, telephone and other evidence collection tools to prepare a completed investigation file in accordance with established procedures;

Completes documentation required to store evidence in accordance with chain of custody, property and evidence room procedures;

Prepares criminal and administrative investigation reports that are clear, logical, impartial and properly documented;

Serves subpoenas, summonses and other official documents;

Obtains and executes search and seizure and arrest warrants;

Carries firearms and makes warrantless arrests;

 Maintains an automated case management system that assures timely assessment of cases, dissemination of information and identification of emerging patterns and conditions relating to corruption;

Establishes and maintains liaison with other governmental agencies concerned with the criminal justice system;

 Testifies in court and administrative hearings to explain the results of the investigations;

Participants in developing anti-corruption programs through an interchange of information and cooperation such as the Drug Interdiction Program;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of State and federal criminal laws and departmental codes, regulations and policies;

Knowledge of investigative practices, interview techniques and interrogation methods;

Knowledge of public safety and security operations, precautions and preventions associated with the protection of people, data and property;

Skill in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches and weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action;

Skill in observing and recalling incidents and details such as identity of persons, location of items, conversations and sequences of events and actions taken during the incident or investigation;

Skill in structuring or classifying multiple pieces of information obtained from various sources;

Ability to supervise subordinate supervisors and lower-level detectives;

Ability to identify problems, develop solutions and implement corrective changes for the management of investigation organization;

Ability to care for and use firearms;

Ability to utilize independent judgment of probable cause to decide when to make an arrest of an individual during the course of an investigation;

Ability to determine whether criminal charges should be filed following the completion of an investigation;

Ability to react quickly and calmly during emergency situations;

Ability to testify in court and administrative hearings in order to explain the results of the investigation;

Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports;

Ability to communicate effectively.


Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate acceptable to the Maryland State Board of Education as described in the Police Training Commission regulation.

 Experience: Three years of supervisory investigative work as an Internal Investigation Detective Lieutenant, or three years of comparable law enforcement investigative supervisory experience in a municipal, county, state or federal police agency.


 1. The above educational requirement is set by the Police Training Commission in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207.

2. Applicants may substitute college education for the required general experience at the rate of 60 college credits, including at least 15 credits of criminal justice courses for up to one year of the required experience. 

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in special investigations or military police classifications or specialty codes in the criminal justice field of work at the rate of two years of military experience for one year of experience.


1. Candidates must possess and maintain a current Maryland certification as a Police Officer.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees must meet the selection standards required and successfully complete the training prescribed by the Police Training Commission for police officers in accordance with Public Safety Article, Section 3-207 of the Annotated Code. Selection standards for police officer training are listed in detail in the Code of Maryland Regulations Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01 and include the following: U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status Must be at least 21 years of age A complete background investigation Oral interview Physical examination Polygraph and psychological evaluations.

2. Candidates will be given a medical examination to determine their ability to perform job-related functions. Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms, and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

3. Employees are subject to call-in on a 24-hours a day basis and will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached, and carry an electronic pager. 4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, 12.04.01 and Police Training Commission General Regulation .01-1, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003708; EST: ; REV: 8/1/2014;

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