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4 Steps to Become a Police Detective – Investigate Crime as a Detective

Steps to Become a Police Detective – Investigate Crime as a Detective

KillerInterview100 4 Steps to Become a Police Detective   Investigate Crime as a DetectiveIf you want to become a police detective that investigates crime, then there are some steps you’ll need to complete first. One mandatory step that cannot be overlooked is you must have at least one year of police officer experience.

I know that may sound elementary to some, but I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say they just want to be a detective straight out of the academy. Ycan’t simply walk in from the police academy and be assigned to the detective division. It simply doesn’t work that way.

Here are some of the steps that are mandatory to become a police detective:

1. You must have at least one year of police experience at your respective agency (some department require two years of experience)

2. You must have displayed superior work ethic while on the patrol division

3. You must go through an Oral Board Interview. I recommend looking over Robert Lawrence’s handbook Killer Interview Secrets (seen at the top right corner) before sitting for your interview. It’s a very good interview preparation book. You can download and read it in the comfort of your own home by clicking here.

4. You must not have had any negative write-ups during your first year on the force

Below is a great video that explains the entire process on how to become a police detective – ENJOY!

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Officer Forestal has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, 8 years law enforcement experience and is a graduate of the 2002 Police Corps, where he was recognized as an expert shooter. Former Collegiate all-American, certifield personal trainer and author of several fitness and police related books such as the Police Oral Interview Secrets, and Police Exam For Dummies. As a Law Enforcement enthusiast, E.L. has helped hundreds of candidates "ACE" their respective entrance exam and the oral board interview. Learn More...


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