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The Harris County District Attorney's Office employs investigators who are certified peace officers as defined in Chapter 2.12 of The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. These investigators are assigned throughout the Office of the 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.


An investigator must hold a Masters Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.


The investigator must live within 50 miles (G.P.S.) of the District Attorney's Office and be able to pass the firearms qualification course as prescribed in the Harris County District Attorney's Office Operations Manual.


An application for the position of investigator can be obtained in person at 1201 Franklin Street, Suite 600, Houston, Texas 77002-1923. Mail application to the Chief Investigator at the above address.