Detective or investigator

Josef Groves

Preparation and / or training

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent;

  • pass a physical exam and background check;

  • complete police academy training;

  • have three to five years of work experience as a police officer;

  • complete moderate-term, on-the-job training; and pass a written exam

5 important skills and abilities

Communicate, Reason and Problem Solve, Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things, Work with People, Perceive and Visualize are the important skills and abilities.

Recommended core classes and electives

History and Geography, Math, and English are the core classes. Computer Applications, Criminal Justice Assisting, Legal System, and Physical Education are some electives.
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