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Kentucky State Police Arson Investigator

Arson Investigator Examples of Duties

Performs beginning level investigations of arson complaints, suspected arson and arson-related offenses. Conducts on-site examination of the crime or alleged crime to include collection of physical evidence, photograph and sketches of the scene. Interviews witnesses, fire and police personnel and insurance officials. Prepares search warrants. Arrests and interrogates suspects. Prepares reports of arson investigations. Performs other duties as required.


Arson Investigators shall be a high school graduate or hold a GED and possess at least one (1) year of Law Enforcement, Police, Criminal, Fire or Arson Investigation experience. Arson Investigators are required to be certified in the Kentucky Police Officer Professional Standards (POPS) to be sworn as a peace officer and to maintain employment with the Kentucky State Police. In addition, Arson Investigators must complete the appropriate field training program. Investigators who are already POPS certified at the hire date shall be administered the oath of office and commissioned as soon as practical. Investigators who are not already POPS certified at the hire date must achieve the certification before being administered the oath of office and being commissioned.

Arson Investigators shall successfully complete a fire/arson investigations course that has been approved by the Professional Training and Standards Board.

Additional Information

If employed as a KSP Arson Investigator, submission to random drug testing will be mandatory during the course of employment.

The starting monthly salary for an Arson Investigator is $2,589.26 per month plus benefits.

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