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Drug Task Force

The Task Force Detective is assigned to the Detective Unit and performs duties to include drug investigations, managing informants, assisting Detectives with investigations, and administrative work.


Officers assigned to the Drug Task Force are primarily responsible for the collection and analysis of physical evidence, conducting criminal investigations, interviewing witnesses and suspects. The Task Force Detective is also responsible for preparing and maintaining evidence records, reports, interviews, and all manner of investigative work product as well as testifying in court. Candidates must have two years of law enforcement experience. Candidates must have exhibited reasonably aggressive work habits indicating a desire and propensity for completion of criminal investigations. Candidates must be recommended by their supervisor as to the work abilities of the candidate and agree to a three-to-five-year commitment.


  • Hazardous Duty Pay
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Pension Plan
  • Uniform Provided & Equipment Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift Differential
  • Health/Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (optional)
  • Paid Time Off
Drug Task Force

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Alexandra Arthurs

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As police officers, we often interact with the public on their worst days. I like my job the most when I'm able to help improve someone's day and make it even the slightest bit better. You never know what kind of impact your words or attitu...