Investigators also perform traditional law-enforcement activities including original investigation of offenses at the direction of the District Attorney, arrests of suspects, interview and interrogation of witnesses, and participation in various County, State and Federal Task Forces targeting offenders.
There are 21 Criminal Investigators employed by the District Attorney’s Office (see our assigned personnel). They are assigned a wide variety of duties, including casework in a number of specialized areas of criminal law.
The minimum requirement to be an Investigator with this office is to be currently certified as a Regular Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). A wide background in police work with strong emphasis on investigations, certification at the "Advanced" or "Master" peace officer level, and college is strongly preferred. An investigator position in this office is not an "entry level" position in Law Enforcement.