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Wayne County Prosecutors Office: Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Closing Date: September 1, 2023

The Wayne County Prosecutors Office – Criminal Investigations Division is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Prosecutors Detective to conduct investigations in our Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Unit. We are accepting resumes from interested applicants who are energetic, dedicated, and professional individuals who possess strong investigative skills, keen attention to detail, and a passion for upholding justice.

Minimum Requirements to Apply:

  • Possess a valid license to operate a vehicle in the State of Michigan with a good driving record.
  • United States Citizen
  • Must pass a drug screening.
  • High School or College Diploma.
  • Must pass a background investigation.
  • Must pass an oral board interview. 

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • MCOLES licensed. 
  • Have been a police officer with at least 10 years of full-time experience.
  • Five years of criminal investigative experience is preferred, specifically in sexual assault, cold case investigations, violent crimes investigations, or major/complex case investigations.
  • Training in the Neurobiology of Trauma and Forensic interviewing.
  • Understanding of DNA and its use in law enforcement.
  • Proficiency in using and understanding Genetic Genealogy will be a major focus for this position.

Job Description:

Detectives assigned to the Wayne County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force will investigate cold case sexual assaults. They will serve as the officer-in-charge of the entire investigation, responsible for all tasks related to ensuring a successful investigation and prosecution of sexual offenders. Detectives may be involved in various areas of investigation, including conducting interviews and interrogations, preparing statements, reviewing, and analyzing data, authoring arrest and search warrants, and other necessary tasks for prosecuting sexual offenders.

Job Duties:

(Note: The following job duties are examples of the work performed by Detectives in this position. Not all duties required of this position are included, and it is not expected that all duties will be assigned on a daily basis.)

  1. Locate victims and witnesses in cold case investigations.
  2. Visit crime scenes to gather additional information or physical evidence.
  3. Arrange transportation for witnesses to and from court (excluding private vehicles).
  4. Transport prisoners when necessary (excluding private vehicles).
  5. Obtain lien records for prosecutors to be used in court cases.
  6. Prepare arrest and search warrants.
  7. Prepare and maintain comprehensive records on each case being investigated, up to and including court adjudication.
  8. Perform any additional assigned work.
  9. Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of Detectives, Prosecutors, and Victim Advocates at a location separate from the office of the Wayne County Prosecutor.

Working Conditions:

Maintain a professional image while conducting business in the office and in the field. Interviews and interrogations may require travel to the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) throughout the State of Michigan and neighboring communities. Routine travel for work is typically done with another law enforcement officer, and the use of personal vehicles is standard, with reimbursement provided to the employee.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Working knowledge of city, county, state, and federal criminal laws.
  2. Knowledge of rules, regulations, and policies relevant to the job.
  3. Familiarity with law enforcement methods, procedures, policies, and the laws governing law enforcement officers' powers and authorities.
  4. Knowledge of criminal investigative methods and techniques.
  5. Ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
  6. Ability to work independently, when necessary, even in difficult circumstances, and operate effectively with little supervision.
  7. Effective communication skills.
  8. Proficiency in working with computers and the programs necessary to perform the job.
  9. Ability to gather evidence from various sources, organize and analyze it, and draw conclusions.
  10. Understanding of complex case investigations, including chain of custody issues, rules of evidence in court, witness testimony, interrogation techniques, laws related to the statute of limitations on sexual assaults, and all aspects of cold case investigations.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform all the duties of an MCOLES licensed Police Officer.
  • Must have the ability to perform assigned tasks.
  • Must be proficient with firearms and able to qualify yearly under MCOLES Standards

To Apply:

Submit the following documents to with the subject line "Prosecutors Detective Openings":

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of current MCOLES licensure
  • Copy of High School or College Diploma

Contact Information:

Chief Brian White
Phone: 313-224-5786