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Criminal Investigator, City of Cayce

Job Category
Employee Status
Full Time
Job Duties

Works under the general supervision of an Investigations Sergeant. This class performs law enforcement duties on assigned shift, unit, and/or division. Ensures the strict enforcement and compliance with all applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures, and standards, relating to law enforcement and welfare of personnel. Performs related law enforcement, supervisory, and administrative work as required. Performs related professional and administrative work in the direction of law enforcement, crime prevention, and department training as required. Works under stressful, high risk conditions.

Investigates cases assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), and assists in ensuring division compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of quality and safety. Assumes on-call duties for CID as assigned. Participates in in-service, firearms, and range training as needed. Reviews all reports, logs, and other paperwork received from subordinate officers to ensure completion, accuracy, and conformance with regulations. Reviews case files, evidence entry, crime scene processing, and other various investigative functions.

Maintains assigned equipment and uniforms. Performs general law enforcement duties as necessary, including but not limited to investigating criminal cases in all areas of the City, responding to public calls for assistance, maintaining order and public safety, apprehending and arresting suspected law violators and criminal suspects, transporting prisoners, collecting evidence, and participating in investigative operations. Prepares cases for prosecution and provides court testimony as necessary. Coordinates with tactical operations as assigned.


Requires an Associate’s Degree and two years of experience as a certified police officer, or, four years of experience as a certified police officer. Requires good written and verbal communication skills. Must display a positive attitude and a calm, professional demeanor. Requires good time management skills. Must obtain SCCJA Basic Detective or equivalent course within one  year from date of promotion.

Requires performing tasks prescribed by standard practices, but which may require the use of several procedures, and the use of independent judgments with obvious choices; requires normal attention for accurate results. Requires reading procedures manuals to solve practical problems such as methods and procedures for investigations; composing routine and specialized reports, and forms with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.

Analytical abilities necessary to make sound, logical decisions quickly and sound judgment is required to act in the best interest of citizens and jurisdiction. Valid South Carolina Driver’s license. Possesses a Class 1 LE certification from SCCJA.

Pay Info
Grade 113: Pay Band: $51,096.57 - $72,969.52
How to Apply

Applications are available online at and at City Hall, 1800 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033. Applications and resumes can also be emailed to Lynn Dooley, Director of Human Resources at

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Cayce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.