Police Investigator

Department: Police
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lincoln AL
The City of Lincoln, Alabama is seeking an individual with demonstrated experience in police investigations to join our Lincoln Police department as an Investigator. Reporting to the Chief of Police, the Investigator will perform complex and specialized civilian law enforcement duties in the investigation of crimes and traffic collisions, preparation of court filing packages, and administrative and investigative processing of permits and licenses. Duties include but are not limited to the investigation of property crimes and crimes against persons, financial crimes, collection of evidence and property for related cases, preparation of related reports and court filings and testifying in court or administrative hearings.


FUNCTIONS/DUTIES (include, but not limited to):

  • Coordinate and conduct complete and detailed investigations of crimes involving juveniles and adults, crimes against persons and property including child and elder abuse claims, homicides, rape and assaults with deadly weapons, and crimes involving vice, gaming, and narcotics violations; follow cases from reporting, to arrest, to prosecution, etc.
  • Conduct investigations at scenes of incidents to which summoned, or incidents observed; determine what, if any crime has been committed; identify, collect, preserve, process, and book evidence; locate and interview victims and witnesses; identify and interrogate suspects.
  • Contact, interview, and interrogate victims, complainants, witnesses, suspects, and others involved in cases and incidents; obtain statements, documents, and factual and physical evidence.
  • Hold stakeouts, perform undercover activities, conduct surveillance activities, and other observation assignments.
  • Work in partnership with the District Attorney’s office to obtain and file criminal complaints on arrested subjects.
  • Assist prosecuting attorneys with the preparation of suit as directed; testifies; and coordinates the appearance of witnesses.
  • Initiate and complete reports, legal documents, and other required paperwork; prepare a variety of reports including those on activities, operations, arrests made, and unusual incidents observed; prepare investigative reports and case information.
  • Receive, review, and analyze reports and case information on law enforcement activities requiring special and detailed investigations.
  • Prepare investigative reports and case information; recommend disposition of cases including to discuss recommended disposition of cases with legal authorities.
  • Remain on-call during stipulated time periods to respond to incidents that will probably require major
    investigative follow-up and criminal identification work at the scene of the incident.
  • Serve on specialized taskforces as assigned.
  • Perform police patrol and administrative duties as assigned.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned and required.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is highly preferred, or any combination or education or experience.
  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of law enforcement experience with increasing administrative responsibility.
  • Must be certified and maintain status as a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Alabama.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid POST Management Certificate within 12 months of appointment. Must possess adequate computer skills with knowledge of common office software and willingness to learn special software as related to the position.
  • Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and a driving record suitable for insurability.
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position which includes lifting up to 40 pounds unassisted.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours which will include evenings, weekends and holidays.

HOURS OF WORK: This position is considered full-time and the work schedule may vary. Evenings, weekends and holidays will be required of this role.

SALARY: The City of Lincoln offers a competitive salary and a positive work environment. The current salary range for this position is $22.62/hour to $30.39/hour. Starting salary will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

APPLICATIONS: Individuals interested in this position are invited to submit an employment application and/or detailed cover letter and resume to the email address below by. If applying by email, please ensure job position is included in subject line. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Attention: Darren Britton, Chief of Police

P.O. Box 172 | 150 Magnolia Street | Lincoln, Alabama | 35096
P: 205.763.7777 |
E: hr@lincolnal.org | W: www.lincolnalabama.com

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