Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Investigate or solve crimes.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.
$38.36 per hour on average
The outlook is
Education & Training
Bachelor's degree is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job
Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence.
Examine records or other types of data to investigate criminal activities.
Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
Investigate accidents to determine causes.
Investigate illegal or suspicious activities.
Observe individuals' activities to gather information or compile evidence.
Use databases to locate investigation details or other information.
Document legal or regulatory information.
Record crime or accident scene evidence with video or still cameras.
Write operational reports.
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