Detective Job Description

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Detectives investigate and solve crimes. A detective can work with law enforcement agencies, businesses, or with individuals as a Private Detective.

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We are looking for a qualified and experience Detective to join our investigative team. The successful candidate will investigate alleged criminal activities and be responsible for building a solid case against suspects. You will collect and analyze evidence, interview witnesses and suspects, conduct surveillance, make arrests, and testify in court as necessary.


A detective earns anywhere from $41,000 to $99,000 per year and averages $62,000 annually.


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