Police Detective Sergeant

Federal Heights, CO
Federal Heights Police Department

Salary: $93,427.

Open until filled

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, performs a variety of law enforcement activities associated with investigating criminal activity on behalf of the Federal Height Police Department. Oversees the operation of the Detective Division under the direction of the Police Chief or his designee, to include, but not limited to, managing the investigations bureau case load, supervising investigators, taking investigative case assignments, training, problem solving, and liaison with other police personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises Detectives and assists them in handling difficult and unusual investigations as well as complex follow-up interviews; Assists prosecuting attorneys in case preparation and testimony for grand jury and trial; Conducts and participates in surveillance and undercover investigations; Monitors manpower and work load levels as they pertain to Detective Bureau operations; Takes command of the investigative activities of all police department personnel at the scene of a major or serious crime; Oversees pre-employment and pre-promotion personnel investigations including Computer Voice Stress Analysis CVSA; Conducts disciplinary and internal affairs investigations; Maintains investigative files, fingerprint records and disposes of evidence materials and property files in accordance with law and department policy and procedure; Prepares and submits periodic reports and records concerning Detective Bureau activity; Participates in departmental planning activities.
  • Investigates all crimes and criminal activity with a focus on felony cases. Crimes vary in complexity, including such crimes as forgery, sexual assaults, robbery, assault, vice, murder, and narcotics offenses. Reviews and assigns cases; reviews assigned case reports prepared by police officers and detectives. Follows leads; interviews victims, witnesses, informants, and suspects; collects evidence and maintains its integrity and chain of custody; delivers evidence to Colorado Bureau of Investigation for processing/analysis; sketches and/or photographs crime scenes; and develops cases. Coordinates cases with other jurisdictions as necessary.
  • Files charges with District Attorney’s Office. Reviews and/or writes reports and case summaries. Prepares and executes arrest warrants and search warrants. Pursues, apprehends, and arrests suspects. Testifies in court. Leads and/or participates in surveillance activities. Supervises other personnel on crime scene. May write warrants for arrest for municipal cases for non-felony cases. May work in uniformed capacity, supervising patrol personnel. May work undercover.
  • Coordinates certain programs/projects for department as assigned, with assignments varying by incumbent. These assignments may include the following: CVSA; questioned document examination (handwriting analysis); SWAT team leader; firearms instructor; emergency vehicle operator course instructor; pursuit intervention technique instructor; advanced taser instructor; narcotics identification instructor; field training officer; North Metro Drug Task Force unit supervisor.


  • High school graduate or equivalent, required.
  • Possession of current Colorado P.O.S.T. certification.
  • Policing experience such as federal, railroad, private police, military, and correctional facilities law enforcement will not be considered.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Colorado Driver License.
  • Physical fitness to perform the functions of the job.
  • This position may require a rotational period with the patrol division, depending on department needs.
  • Position may fill in for Patrol on an as-needed basis, depending on department needs.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of specialized education or training, preferred.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory law enforcement experience equivalent to the Colorado POST certified Police Sergeant level or higher at a municipal, state, or county commissioned equivalently sized agency, preferred.
  • Five (5) years of investigation law enforcement experience, preferred.