Private detectives and private investigators find evidence and investigate information about legal, personal matters and commercial. They offer checking backgrounds checks, finding missing persons and many more. private investigators have different authorization than the police detective. There are some things police officers can act that private investigators can’t. but, there are some advantages to hiring a Private Investigators. Below is the article of Chron explains The difference Between a criminal investigator and a homicide detective.

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Homicide detectives across the U.S. had more than 15,000 new murder cases to solve in 2009, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Criminal investigators may work on murder cases, but usually have felonies on their to-solve lists. In fact, of the 35,840 criminal investigators employed by the federal government in 2009, 58 percent were special agents with Department of Justice agencies: the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

Detective Training

 

The road leading to employment as a homicide detective begins with becoming a police officer, and according to the All Criminal Justice Schools website, at least three years of patrol duty. The minimum requirements for police officers — high school diploma or GED and police academy training — vary by department. Some prefer candidates who have studied criminal justice and speak a second language. Gaining a solid foundation in the basics of criminal justice through a bachelor’s degree can lead to faster promotions. Aspiring detectives with their eyes on the top departmental ranks should earn a master’s degree.

 

Investigator Training

 

Private investigation, law enforcement, security and military experience can substitute for education for aspiring criminal investigators. However, candidates become more competitive with a four-year degree in forensics, criminal justice, sociology or psychology.

 

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