Detectives and criminal investigators gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes. They work closely with their areas Crime Scene Investigation Unit (CSI), which gathers the forensic evidence police detectives need to work their cases. They will continue to work diligently on a case until it is solved or until they can go no further with the evidence and other information they have gathered.Detectives typically do the following, investigate crimes, collect and secure evidence from crime scenes, conduct interviews with suspects and witnesses, observe the activities of suspects, obtain warrants and arrest suspects, write detailed reports and fill out forms and prepare cases and testify in court.
Interested in becoming a detective?
Try one of these courses
- General Investigation (Family Violence) Certificate
- General Investigation (Policing) Certificate
- Corporate Investigations (Investigative Auditing) Certificate
- Corporate Investigations (Anti-Corruption) Certificate
- Incident Scenes Short Course
- Identification Short Course
- General Investigations (Policing) Short Course
- General Investigations (Family Violence) Short Course
- Empowerment Short Course
- Criminal Procedure Short Course
- Corporate Investigations (Investigative Auditing) Short Course
- Corporate Investigations (Anti-Corruption) Short Course
Last updated: October 25th 2016