Detectives and Criminal Investigators :

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


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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 (2016-2026) 801
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.38 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Integrity
Decision-making
Conflict Management
Oral Communication
Organization
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking
Resource Allocation
Leadership

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

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

Performing General Physical Activities

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

Documenting/Recording Information

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


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