Department of Corrections, State of Oklahoma – Oklahoma City, OK

Fugitive Apprehension Agent III


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing advanced level specialized investigations in order to locate, apprehend and return offenders who have escaped the custody of the Department of Corrections. Additional investigations include those related to criminal activities within state correctional facilities, administrative investigations concerning violations of policy by staff, and investigations of facilities to insure compliance with operational procedures concerning inmate security.


Level III:
This is the specialist level where employees serve as a subject matter expert in a specific area of investigations such as crime scene investigations, polygraph, cellular telephone forensics or computer forensics; responsible for more complex and difficult investigations and assignments.


Level III:                                       
Requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree, including at least twenty-four hours in any combination of penology, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology, education, police science or criminal justice administration and five (5) years of professional experience conducting criminal investigations for a city, county, state or federal government law enforcement entity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of qualifying experience for each year of the required education.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the required five years of qualifying experience.


Applicants must possess a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at time of appointment in order to perform necessary travel; have and maintain physical and mental stamina adequate to perform the work; be willing to be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; be willing to travel frequently and be away from home for extended periods of time; be willing to transfer where needed and to accept assignment anywhere in the state; pass a rigid character and background investigation; and be willing to accept the physical discomforts and/or dangers inherent in the work.

Applicants will be subject to drug testing.

Fugitive Apprehension Agents shall meet the training and screening requirements conducted by the Department and certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training within twelve (12) months of employment. (57 O.S. 510)

No person who has been convicted of a nonviolent felony or crime involving moral turpitude and who has not received a full pardon from the proper authority, or who has been convicted of any other felony offense, is eligible for employment in this job classification. (70 O.S. 3311.E and 21 O.S. 1283.B)

No person who has received a verdict of guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to any offense required to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act is eligible for employment in this job classification. (57 O.S. 589.C)

No person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, who has not been pardoned for, or had the conviction expunged or set aside; or is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or the partner’s child or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner or the partner’s child in reasonable fear of bodily injury and includes a finding that the person is a credible threat; or who has been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the armed services is eligible for employment in this job classification. (18 U.S.C. 922)