For the last 12 years I've been in patrol. I've also thought of myself as a "Road Toad". Wrecks, domestics, complaints and taking BS reports has never bothered me. It's all part of the job. But in the last 2 years I've felt like I want to do more than work patrol. My department is going to have a new investigator's position opening some time this year. It will be dealing with mostly misdemeanors, non violent felonies, DV and juvenile cases. But it was involve working with the other investigators on violent and major felonies. The hours are good. Most days being 0730 - 1630. Weekend off. 2 weeks a month on call. I would greatly appreciate any opinions and insights from you guy who've been there done that.