Detective (Crawford County Sheriff's Office)


The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of detective. Under the supervision of the detective division supervisor or any superior officer of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office: to investigate and resolve assigned cases and make criminal arrests; coordinate investigatory work activities with prosecuting attorneys and other Federal, state, and local agencies; obey the rules and regulations of the Crawford County Sheriff's Office and perform other related work.

Full-time position with benefits to include: health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance; KP&F retirement; paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays; compensated training time. Soft uniforms issued with a clothing allowance, boots, weapons, take-home vehicle, and any other equipment required to perform the job. Starting salary is $4,017.87/month. Overtime opportunities available as well.

General Employment Requirements:
Must have a current driver's license with an acceptable driving record and must have a level of education equivalent to four years of high school. Must successfully pass a background investigation, aptitude tests, psychological exam, physical exam, and drug testing. The applicant must be 21 years of age and hold a Kansas Basic Peace Officers Certificate or be able to obtain such certificate through the Reciprocity process, administered by the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Prior experience as a detective is preferred and the applicant should have good computer skills and technical knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.

  1. Conducts criminal investigations and follow-up work on assigned cases.
  2. Coordinates investigatory work activities with prosecuting attorneys and other Federal, state, and local agencies.
  3. Conducts surveillance and investigates homicides, robberies, threats, terrorism, sexual assault, child abuse, burglaries, thefts, and other crimes within the county.
  4. Prepares reports, complaints, and other related documents.
  5. Writes search and arrest warrants.
  6. Collects, preserves, and handles physical evidence and property.
  7. Interview victims/witnesses, and interview/interrogate suspects to build cases.
  8. Document crime scenes using a variety of techniques and procedures.
  9. Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  10. Direct traffic and perform law enforcement duties at special events or as directed by any superior officer.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to carry a minimum of 25 pounds of equipment on the body for a minimum of 8 hours per day.
  2. Must be able to lift 165 pounds and drag the 165 pounds a minimum of 20 feet.
  3. Must be able to perform work in indoor and outdoor environments to include extreme temperatures and weather.

Obtaining Application:
Qualified applicants should contact Undersheriff Scott Tyrell via email  or call 620-724-8274 Ext. 129.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer.