- The Harris County District Attorney’s Office employs investigators who are licensed peace officers as defined in Chapter 2.12 of The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure with a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCOLE) Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certification. These Investigators are assigned throughout the Office of the District Attorney.
- All District Attorney Investigator Applicants must have a TCOLE Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certification. Applicants coming from out-of-state or federal agencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- All applicants must have years of experience as a peace officer that meet the Texas Commission Rules 221.1 and 221.3 (Master Peace Officer Proficiency Certification Requirements).
- District Attorney Investigators assist the prosecutorial staff in the preparation of criminal cases that occur in Harris County, conduct formal investigations, conduct investigations directly for the District Attorney, and assist law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions on a case-by-case basis.