Are looking for a career in law enforcement with a focus on investigations and consumer protection? If so, look no further than the Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation (DOI).

DOI Investigators are sworn peace officers and are trained in criminal investigations –interviewing witnesses and suspects, writing and serving search warrants, executing felony arrests, conducting undercover and surveillance operations, and working with other law enforcement agencies are all part of the job.

If you are retired law enforcement or current law enforcement looking for a change of pace, we encourage you to apply!

Current Opportunities: 



Please apply online at through your CalCareer account if you are interested.


More about the Division of Investigation

DOI Investigators are the leading experts in the field of investigations related to consumer protection.  They are trained in criminal investigations and provide assistance, as well as training for client agency staff and law enforcement agencies. Investigators, 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.

Specialized Training:
DOI provides a Basic Investigator Training to familiarize new Investigators with the fundamentals of investigating cases and the 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.

Specialized Assignments:
Investigators with unique capabilities and interest may have the opportunity to work special assignments such as:   Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics, Internal Affairs Investigation, and Computer Forensics Investigation.

Benefits of a Career with DOI:
Peace Officer safety retirement; competitive salary; paid holidays and vacation; sick leave benefits; state health insurance benefits including life, medical, dental and vision; deferred compensation plan (tax deferral program); advancement opportunities to supervisory, management and executive levels; Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) basic and advanced courses, specialized advanced officer training; quarterly firearms and defensive tactics training; diversified and interesting casework; modern equipment (laptop computers and smartphones).

Career Advancement:
Investigator; Supervising Investigator I; Commander (Supervising Investigator II); Deputy Chief; Deputy Director of Enforcement.

View the current job opportunities available for the above classifications at, then complete a State Application.

Important Notes:
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.”

Thank you for your employment interest with the California Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation.

 Thank you for your interest!