This job description is taken from the Montpelier, Idaho, Police Department. A Investigator is responsible for follow-up investigations on criminal incidents, gathers evidence, identifies and applies laws to cases, interviews witnesses and victims; interrogates suspects and offenders; prepares paperwork for court presentation. This position will also act as a school resource officer (SRO) for the middle school and high school as well as supervise the victim advocate and crime scene technician.
Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge or experience in the following areas
Detective/ Investigations/ Crime Scene Investigation/military experience.
CITY OF MONTPELIER - POLICE
Police Investigator I
MODIFIED DATE: 10/16/09
Must Possess or be Able to Obtain Idaho POST Certification Within One Year of Hire
Investigate criminal incidents with the goal of identifying, arresting and prosecuting the offender and recovering stolen property, where applicable;
Interview witnesses and victims;
Interrogate suspects and offenders;
Prepare cases leading to successful prosecution, where applicable;
File appropriate complaints for arrest warrants and attempts service of same;
Compose supplemental and case reports;
Pick-up prisoners and process warrant arrests from outside agencies;
Maintain ability to function as a patrol officer;
Participate in raids;
Pursue suspects on foot or in vehicle;
Conduct frisk and pat down of handcuffed suspects or prisoners.
Act as a direct liaison with all law enforcement agencies for coordination and cooperation of the law enforcement effort;
Ensure victim of court dates and disposition on cases;
Maintain intelligence on criminal activity pertaining to specific team assignment;
Forward information of possible crime patterns, suspects and their activities to other officers for use in apprehension and prevention;
Perform related tasks as necessary.
Work extended hours on short (or without) notice
Change hours/days on short (or without) notice
Exposure to all and extreme weather conditions
Exposure to varying light conditions: natural and man-made
Exposure to fire, smoke, chemical leaks/spills: in close proximity, as necessary to provide emergency services
Exposure to personal danger, including but not limited to: armed and/or dangerous persons/animals, persons and/or articles having contagious/communicable diseases, hazards associated with emergency driving, vehicular surveillance, hazards associated with natural and man-made disasters.
Maintain annual weapon qualification and maintain target practice skills, clean and inspect weapons
Confront armed suspects
Walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time
Climb up and down flights of stairs, maneuver over obstacles
Subdue resisting/attacking individuals
Run fast for a short period of time to apprehend a suspect or provide emergency assistance
Clean, maintain and make minor repairs (check fluid levels, etc.) to department vehicles and equipment
Drive motor vehicles under emergency and non-emergency conditions
Perform lifesaving procedures
Lift 70 lbs. Occasionally lift and carry equipment and persons
Provide assistance to citizens and coworkers in physical distress
Force entry into buildings
Able to board and fly in commercial/military aircraft (extradition).
Required education and experience
Complete four (4) years experience in patrol
Possess an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, or equivalent experience and training.
Proficiency in police reporting software and Microsoft Word
Possess a valid driver's license
Maintain CPR certification.
Comprehensive understanding of the laws regarding the use of deadly force, search and seizure and arrest;
Considerable knowledge of the Idaho Statutes and department, local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
Proficiency writing reports, complaints, and warrants;
Ability to communicate clearly, courteously and interview and interrogate effectively;
Ability to drive a motor vehicle safely and efficiently.
Weapons and Restraining Devices
Portable and Mobile Police Radios, CAD, MDT
Computerized Suspect Composites
PC Computers, Printers
Portable Recording Devices
Basic Tools and Equipment: first aid supplies, fire extinguishers, flashlights, OC spray, personal protective equipment
Electronic Gas Pump
Send resume and City application to
Chief Russell Roper
Applications can be obtained by calling City Hall at 208-847-1324