How to Become a Police Detective

Police Detective Job Description

Police detectives are responsible for carrying out investigations in order to solve or prevent crimes.



Police Detective Job Description

  • Investigate known or suspected criminals and the facts of a particular case
  • Frequent establishments and locations where suspect is known to be found
  • Identify the criminal’s habits, associates, characteristics, aliases and other relevant information
  • Locate and question witnesses
  • Observe the scene of a crime to gather evidence and clues
  • Prepare cases for court
  • Provide testimony in court



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