Reserve Criminal Investigator-Sheriff's Office Job at Fort Bend County, Richmond, TX

  • Fort Bend County
  • Richmond, TX

Job Description

Fort Bend County is ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. We have capitalized on not only the creed of our location, but on the "quality of life" for our families to call home. Our employees are the key to our success and the heartbeat of our foundation. The diversity and inclusivity of our community is our strength and at the forefront of a workplace environment welcoming to all. Live Here! Work Here!



The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) seeks qualified applicants to assist with investigations related to reported criminal activity in Fort Bend County. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment as members of CID who would be assigned cases for contact, follow-up activity, perform as support staff for full-time investigators, to supplement and record activities, and to otherwise managing criminal investigation caseloads. This includes, but is not limited to conducting interviews and interrogations, holding line-up and photo arrays, locating/identifying/recording evidence, processing inmates/suspects, and obtaining and executing arrest and search warrants. As case agents and investigative support staff, reserve investigators may be subpoenaed for court hearings and trials and would be expected to testify on behalf of the State.  

Reserve investigators will assist with the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Review case reports and develop a strategy for investigating and determining the truth
  • Manage assigned cases
  • Identify, locate, and Interview victims, witnesses, and suspects
  • Locate, document, collect, and process evidence
  • Coordinate crime scene investigation and direct the processing of evidence
  • Seize stolen property and schedule hearings for property disposition
  • Manage contact cases, write supplemental reports, and code cases for clearance category or type
  • Present completed cases to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution or other action
  • Testify in hearings and trials.
  • Duties as Assigned by Supervisor


Peace officer in good standing with at least 24 months of continuous service within the past 30 months. Current TCOLE License. Preference may be given to peace officers who have worked in an investigator capacity for a law enforcement or regulatory or federal agency. 

Evidence of training in at least four of the following content areas:

  • Criminal investigations procedures;
  • Interview and interrogation
  • Evidence management
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Forensics
  • Sources of information and gathering information
  • Laws of arrest, search, and seizure; and procedures for acquiring arrest and search warrants, to include probable cause statements and meeting the elements of the Fourth Amendment

Employment/Selection Process:

  • A Personal History Statement is to be submitted
  • Active Texas peace officers will receive waivers for some parts of the background investigation
  • Applicants will be invited to interview with the CID captain or interview panel

Other Selection Criteria:

The successful candidate will exhibit:

  • A positive attitude toward work assignments
  • Success in working in a team environment
  • Ambitious and motivated to serve with little supervision
  • Ability to organize, maintain, and locate information from various sources
  • Successfully complete investigative training to enhance competency and knowledge and professional development

Work Schedule/ Supervision

The work assignment will be Monday – Friday, with shifts scheduled from 0800 hours – 1600 hours.

Investigators will also be expected to occasionally assist with investigations outside the normal work week.


Position Announcement Closes:

May 31, 2024


To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at



All full-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.


Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.


For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit

Fort Bend County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. FBC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.



Job Tags

Full time, Local area, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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