The Detectives for the Enforcement Branch are the leading experts in the field of insurance fraud. They are trained in criminal investigations and provide assistance, as well as training for consumers and law enforcement agencies. The Detectives, as sworn peace officers, must possess eligibility for the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic or Specialized Certificate and are authorized and expected, among other things, to: interview witnesses and suspects; write and serve search warrants; execute felony arrests; conduct undercover and surveillance operations; write detailed investigative reports; and, liaise with prosecuting agencies.
The Department provides a Basic Investigator Course to familiarize new detectives with the fundamentals of investigating insurance fraud cases and the Fraud Division's policies and procedures. Other training offered include, but are not limited to: Building Entry; Covert Operations; Surveillance; Search and Arrest Warrants; and, Computer Forensics.
Detectives with unique capabilities may have the opportunity to work special assignments such as: Automobile Theft Taskforce; Mexico Liaison Unit; Pharmaceutical Fraud Unit; Firearms Instructor; Arrest and Control Instructor; Staff Instructor; Enforcement Tactics Instructor; Underground Economy Taskforce; Internal Affairs; Homeland Security Liaison; and, Organized Crime Specialist.
Special Investigator Assistant; Investigator; Supervising Fraud Investigator I; Supervising Fraud Investigator II; Chief, Fraud Bureau; Deputy Commissioner
View the current job opportunities available for Special Investigator Assistant classification and Investigator classification. Then complete a State Application.
Investigators in Los Angeles County and in the Silicon Valley Regional Office receive an additional $200.00 each month for a Geographic/Pay Differential.
If you are not a current or former State Employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. For current examination information, please see our List of Open Examinations. For additional information, please see "How to Apply."
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