JOB TITLE:     Investigator
JOB CODE:001168


Exercise general law enforcement authority in preserving the peace and conduct both non-criminal and criminal investigations, gather and evaluate evidence, conduct interviews and interrogations, prepare reports and apprehend criminal offenders.


Identify, apprehend and assist in the prosecution of persons who commit crimes against the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Assist federal, state, county or municipal police officers, sheriff, or other peace officers in the performance of their lawful duties as requested.  Assist and coordinate joint investigations with Federal, State, and law enforcement agencies.

Conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations. Conduct special inquiries and investigations on behalf of other law enforcement agencies or authorities.  Gather, evaluate and disseminate intelligence information.

Conduct miscellaneous investigation, including record checks and background investigations.

Maintain liaison with local criminal justice agencies and judicial systems.  Appear in various state and federal court systems.

Maintain investigative records and files.

Provide for the maintenance and security of the property room and property inventory.

Participate in departmental crime prevention programs. Participate in departmental training programs including annual firearms training and qualification.  Provide for in-service departmental training related to areas of responsibility.


Minimum of 60 semester hours of college work and four years of public law enforcement (federal, state or local agency) or a combination of education and public law enforcement experience.


Minimum of 21 years of age. Must be insurable through University’s auto insurance policy.  USA Citizenship at the time of appoinment. Certified or eligible for certification under the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Police Officer’s Professional Standard (P.O.P.S.) program and a police academy recognized and approved by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.  To be eligible for appointment candidates cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence crime as set forth in 18 U.S.C. & 992 (g) (8) and (9).  The selection process includes successful completion of a written examination, oral interviews, drug screening test, physical examination and psychological evaluation and comprehensive background investigation.


Four years of public law enforcement experience.

The intent of this document is to provide a representation summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented.