Investigator - Mental Health - Sheriff

Denton County, TX Corinth, TX 2019-07-11

The Investigator performs investigative law enforcement work for a department of assignment. Work involves investigating crimes and complaints, securing evidence, and apprehending and preparing prosecution of criminal offenders. Employee is responsible for investigating various misdemeanor and felony offenses such as robbery, assault, larceny, homicide, arson, fraud, forgery, rape, and crimes against children. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of investigative and general law enforcement work.


Performs a variety of investigative work; collecting evidence, conducting interviews and following up on leads.

Maintains investigative files.

Attends court and presents evidence and testimony as necessary.

Regular and punctual attendance is required.

Performs law enforcement work to provide mental health assessments for all Denton County citizens requiring Mental Health and Mental Retardation emergency screens and transportation to appropriate mental health facility mandated by law.

Conducts mental health emergency screenings.

Transports emergency detained patients to authorized mental health facility.

Prepares case for Probable Cause hearing within 24 hours of emergency commitment.
Assists District Attorney with evidence needed to present court case.

Works with Probate Court clerk in signing and preparing court documents.

Monitors patient in holding facility at Denton County Courthouse who are awaiting probable cause or temporary hearings.

Transports patient from court to Wichita Falls on court ordered commitment.

Coordinates with county jail and court personnel for transportation of the criminally charged to and from facilities.

Consults with families of patients on procedures involved with the commitment process.

Performs other related duties as required.


Must be a U.S. citizen.

Certification as a Peace Officer in the State of Texas required. Depending on area of assignment, other certifications and licenses may be required.

Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.

Must be able to pass a State Criminal History background check.

High School Diploma or GED and minimum three years of patrol experience; or an equivalent combination of patrol experience, education and related experience required.

Completion of some college level course work preferred.


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