Detectives and Criminal Investigators:

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.

Also includes

Police Identification and Records Officers , Intelligence Analysts

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $69,040.00
Average Time to Fill 38 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 663
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.21 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Conflict Management
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review facts to determine if criminal act or statue violation is involved
Use databases to locate investigation details or other information
Conduct legal searches or investigations
Gather physical evidence
Identify trends and patterns in criminal activity
Examine related files, records, or data to investigate criminal activities
Search for missing persons
Perform manual or electronic surveillance to detect or record suspicious or illegal activities
Operate surveillance equipment to detect suspicious or illegal activities
Request reports or records
Review laws for understanding and application
Analyze evidence or facts
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Interview people to obtain information about actions or status of individuals
Interview people to gather information about criminal activities
Investigate accidents to determine causes
Investigate illegal or suspicious activities
Locate persons through skip tracing
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Conduct legal research
Review maps to determine location or routes

Performing General Physical Activities

Employ firearms
Perform tactical law enforcement operations
Serve court ordered documents
Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items
Ride horses during law enforcement work
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Serve arrest, search, or seizure warrants
Detain suspects or witnesses
Apprehend suspects or perpetrators of criminal acts
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Identify public safety hazards
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Issue warnings or citations
Locate illegal narcotics using drug-sniffing dogs
Search for contraband on person or in facilities
Provide security escorts for officials, jury members, or other individuals

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain public records, reports, or files
Record information about suspects or criminals
Prepare records of prisoner bookings or status
Manage law enforcement or security-related records or files
Record information about environmental conditions
Maintain security, law enforcement, or protective services records, reports, or files
Document legal or regulatory information
Prepare investigation or incident reports
Draft legally binding agreements

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.