Detective

Detectives investigate serious crimes, such as terrorism, homicide, armed robbery, vice and arson, and gather evidence to arrest and prosecute suspected offenders.
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    Overview

    Detectives investigate serious crimes, such as terrorism, homicide, armed robbery, vice and arson, and gather evidence to arrest and prosecute suspected offenders.

    Day-to-day

    • investigates and prosecutes offences
    • secures and examines scenes of crimes and accidents to obtain evidence
    • protects witnesses and investigates official corruption
    • maintains public order and safety
    • patrols assigned areas to minimise potential for public disturbance and crime
    • investigates accidents, crimes, minor offences and citizens' complaints, gathering evidence, and pursuing, arresting and interviewing suspected offenders
    • tests persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and issues infringement notices for traffic offences
    • directs and re-routes traffic at congested areas
    • attends community meetings and answers inquiries
    • gives advice and assistance to victims of crime and their families
    • maintains records and prepares reports.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Detective

    • You need to be an experienced Police Officer before you can apply for detective training.

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