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Fraud Division Job Opportunity Information

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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 California Commission on 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 work with prosecuting agencies.

Specialized Training

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.

Possible Assignments

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.

CalPERS Peace Officer Retirement
Medical, Dental and Vision
Sick and Vacation Leave
Paid Holidays
Bilingual Pay
Education Incentive
Physical Fitness Incentive Pay
Flexible work schedule
Career Advancement
Geographic Pay Differential: Detectives in Los Angeles County and Silicon Valley Regional Office receive an additional $200 a month

Note:  Applicants who do not possess California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification will be placed in a Basic POST Certified Academy upon hire.

Applying for a position as a Detective with the Fraud Division is the first step toward an exciting career in law enforcement.  We are currently accepting applications on a continuous basis!

STEP 1: Review the Detective JOB Bulletins for employment information:
Click on the corresponding "Investigator" Job Title for the geographic location you are interested in for more information.

STEP 2: Take the Exam: Detective Examination Information:
Please click on this link for the Official Examination Bulletin. The Examination Bulletin contains information on salary and minimum qualifications. Please read the information contained in the bulletin and continue with the exam.

STEP 3: Complete the State Application
This is the official California State Examination/Employment Application Form 678 (Rev. 06/2010) and the required Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire in Adobe Acrobat format. Instructions are also available if needed.

You must indicate the office(s) you are interested in applying for on the official California State Examination/Employment Application Form 678 (Rev. 06/2010):

  Regional Office/(Location)
     Benicia (Benicia, CA)
     Fresno (Fresno, CA)
     Inland Empire (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
     Orange (Orange, CA)
     Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
     San Diego, (San Diego, CA)
     Silicon Valley (Morgan Hill, CA)
     Southern Los Angeles County (Commerce, CA)
     Valencia (Valencia, CA)

Please mail a completed standard State Application STD 678, a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire, and proof of meeting the minimum qualifications of the classification to:

Human Resources Management Division
Department of Insurance
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1300
Sacramento, CA 95814


Thank you for your interest in employment with the California Department of Insurance. If you have any questions regarding positions with the Fraud Division please contact us at:

Phone: (916) 854-5782

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