Police Detectives


Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases.
Also called: Detective, Fugitive Detective, Investigator, Police Detective

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • law and government
  • public safety and security
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • quickly know what you are looking at
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Data base user interface and query software
  • DataWorks Plus Digital CrimeScene
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System IAFIS
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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