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What is the difference between Detective and Investigator

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Peek_a_boo_max50

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Posted almost 5 years ago

 

Can someone please tell me the difference between a Detective and an Investigator....or is there a difference?  Thanks!

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Each respective department has their own rankings and names for each rank, but in Memphis, a detective is a patrolman who is working as an investigator, or Detective Sgt. An investigator is simply one who has made Sgt. The terms are basically interchangeable for the most part.  Hope that helps. cb

Peek_a_boo_max50

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Thanks!  that does help! 

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In Colorado some departments call them detectives and some call them investigators.  It is considered a promotion. They both do the exact same thing.  Some departments call them inspectors, like NY.  In NY it is a rank and promotion.


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I thought they were the same by a different name.  I suppose it varies from agency to agency.


On inspectors the SO has inspectors which are appointed admin positions that I don't understand what there job is.  Its not my agency so I didn't try real hard to understand it when it was explained to me.  Sounded to much like fluff.  With a new Sheriff the positions may no longer exist for all I know.


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