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Job Description:

  • 1) Carries out investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases: Investigates known or suspected criminals or facts of particular case to detect planned criminal activity or clues.

  • 2) Frequents known haunts of criminals and becomes familiar with criminals to determine criminals' habits, associates, characteristics, aliases, and other personal information.

  • 3) Records and reports such information to commanding officer.

  • 4) Investigates crimes and questions witnesses.

  • 5) Examines scene of crime to obtain clues and gather evidence.

  • 6) Investigates suspected persons and reports progress of investigation.

  • 7) Arrests or assists in arrest of criminals or suspects.

  • 8) Prepares assigned cases for court, according to formalized procedures.

  • 9) Testifies before court and grand jury.

  • 10) May be designated according to nature of crime investigated as Detective, Automobile Section; Detective, Homicide Squad; according to rank as Detective Sergeant II; or according to administrative division to which assigned as Detective, Precinct; Detective, Youth Bureau.




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DOT:   375.267-010

Job Number: 2830