Investigator - Mental Health - Sheriff
Denton County, TX - Denton, TX

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The Investigator performs investigative law enforcement work for a department of assignment. Work involves investigating crimes and complaints, securing evidence, and apprehending and preparing prosecution of criminal offenders. Employee is responsible for investigating various misdemeanor and felony offenses such as robbery, assault, larceny, homicide, arson, fraud, forgery, rape, and crimes against children. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of investigative and general law enforcement work.

Examples of Duties:

Performs law enforcement work to provide mental health assessments for all Denton County citizens requiring Mental Health and Mental Retardation emergency screens and transportation to appropriate mental health facility mandated by law.

Conducts mental health emergency screenings.

Transports emergency detained patients to authorized mental health facility.

Prepares case for Probable Cause hearing within 24 hours of emergency commitment.

Assists District Attorney with evidence needed to present court case.

Works with Probate Court clerk in signing and preparing court documents.

Monitors patient in holding facility at Denton County Courthouse who are awaiting probable cause or temporary hearings.

Transports patient from court to Wichita Falls on court ordered commitment.

Coordinates with county jail and court personnel for transportation of the criminally charged to and from facilities.

Consults with families of patients on procedures involved with the commitment process. Performs other related duties as required.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required for this position. Completion of some college level course work required for this position.

Minimum two years of experience in a related field required; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Certification as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas required. Depending on area of assignment, other certifications and licenses may be required.
Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must be able to obtain State of Texas driver’s license within 90 days.

Supplemental Information:

EMPLOYEE IS SUBJECT TO THE USUAL POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF CONTACT WITH INMATES .

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