Senior Detective University Police
Company: University of Texas M.D. Anderson
Posted on: June 25, 2022
The primary purpose of the Senior Detective position in the
University of Texas Police Department at Houston is to provide
investigative expertise and oversight on a wide variety of threat
and criminal investigations. Responsible for conducting
investigations while enforcing criminal laws and institutional
regulations that promote the protection, safety and welfare of
students, employees, patients, visitors and all property within the
areas under the control and jurisdiction of the University of Texas
System. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime
Statistics Act (Clery Act).
KEY JOB FUNCTIONS
* Lead investigator on all major criminal matters and lengthy
investigations; ability to effect forcible arrests of violators;
ability to communicate with witnesses and complainants in an
effective manner; conducts skillful interviews/interrogations of
suspects, prisoners, complainants and witnesses to obtain
information beneficial to the investigation and the apprehension
and conviction of offenders; prepares investigative and activity
reports, maintains records and responds to correspondence.
* Conducts investigations in cooperation with federal, state,
county and local agencies and such other cases and matters as may
be assigned; maintains a close working relationship and liaison
with department members and other law enforcement agencies.
* Conducts complex criminal investigations; interprets complex
information; frequently makes decisions without consulting a
supervisor; exercises extensive independent judgment and takes
appropriate action with limited opportunity to evaluate
alternatives; obtains and executes search and arrest warrants; as
directed, supervises subordinates while they are conducting
investigations, surveillances, interviews, interrogations and crime
scene processing; ability to work effectively over a prolonged
period of time; ability to maintain confidentiality of information
and to restrict the use of such information.
Analysis and Audits
* When instructed by the Chief of Police or his/her designee,
conducts undercover surveillance, investigations and internal
* Conducts audits of criminal cases and is responsible for case
management; performs transfer officer duties for criminal cases to
offices of various prosecutors.
* Develops sources of information; locates and interviews
confidential informants; visits locations frequented by criminals
to determine criminal habits, associates, characteristics, aliases
and other relevant information; makes analysis of crime trends and
patterns; possesses forensic and technical surveillance equipment
* Crime scene specialist; conducts crime scene searches, at which
time he/she appropriately searches for, seizes and preserves
evidence which is needed for the investigation of the crime and the
apprehension and conviction of the offender; acts as custodian and
technician of evidence.
Testimony and Administrative Tasks
* Gives credible testimony in the criminal and civil courts of this
state and The United States.
* Effectively testifies in grand juries, county, district and
* Participates in public relations and crime prevention enhancement
activities by attending civic club meetings, churches, schools and
other places of public or university gathering and explaining the
activities and functions of the police department and crime
* May conduct research on key topical areas and develop targeted
presentations for departmental personnel.
* Trains and mentors investigators by providing training and
instruction in the methods and techniques of criminal
investigations; prepares administrative documentation necessary to
the work function; provides training for departmental personnel and
conducts crime prevention programs on campus; determines
investigators' training needs.
* Complies with all state and university policies.
* Maintains current knowledge of the policies, procedures, rules
and regulations of the department pertaining to assigned area of
responsibility; remains current on job-specific procedures, laws,
rules and regulations through professional development courses,
meetings, research and job-related publications; demonstrates the
skill to apply these specialized techniques in the course of
* Keeps supervisor informed of activities and findings.
* Provides dignitary protection and transportation services as
Other Duties as Assigned
Including, but not limited to:
* Emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work
extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual
occurrences on campus.
* Local or long distance travel may be required for training or
other business purposes occasionally.
Required: In accordance with current levels of education for
commissioned police officers of the University of Texas System as
adopted by the Board of Regents.
Required: Ten years of experience as a commissioned peace officer,
with six years as an investigator or detective, to include three
years of lead/supervisory responsibility.
Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may
substitute for one year of required supervisory or management
All of the following are required:
* Commissioned/licensed peace officer for the State of Texas within
180 days of entry into job.
* Valid Class C Texas driver's license.
Online Skills Assessment
Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and
administered by Human Resources.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected
veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected
by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless
such distinction is required by law.
* Requisition ID: 147057
* Employment Status: Full-Time
* Employee Status: Regular
* FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
* Work Week: Days
* Fund Type: Hard
* Work Location: Onsite
* Pivotal Position: Yes
* Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 84,500
* Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 105,500
* Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 126,500
* Science Jobs: No
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