Criminal Investigator

The Criminal Investigator plays an integral role in the justice system. They gather facts and collect evidence to help solve cases. He may work for a city or county police department, the state, the FBI or another federal law enforcement agency and is responsible for investigating crimes such as burglaries, homicides, assaults, and other incidents to implicate perpetrators. Collects evidence, interviews witnesses, and testifies in court..

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts detailed investigations of complex criminal activities and other violations of local, federal, or state law.
  • Specializes in analyzing evidence, performing surveillance, or conducting searches and interviews.
  • Investigates criminal acts such as homicides, sexual assaults, armed robberies, home invasions, and property crimes such as burglaries.
  • Investigates complex criminal activities or local, federal or state law violations.
  • Interviews informants, suspects, and witnesses to ascertain alibis, clues, time frames, and possible suspects.
  • Investigates crime scenes and apply different investigation methods
  • Bags evidence carefully and ensures it gets sent to the proper department.
  • Employs deductive reasoning and analysis to make informed decisions and conclusions that lead to prosecution.
  • Specializes in surveillance use special equipment to find out more about suspicious organizations or persons.
  • Maintains an in-depth knowledge of federal and state statutes and court cases related to work performed and agency rules and regulations.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forensics, criminal justice, or related field, and/or equivalent training at a federal law enforcement college.
  • More than 2 years of experience analyzing crime scenes and managing evidence
  • In-depth understanding of various investigation processes and methods
  • Earn any certifications required by the local, state, or federal law enforcement agency.

Skills needed for this role

The Criminal Investigator must use his best judgment in a rapidly changing, often volatile environment and learn judgment skills through a combination of education and experience. He coordinates with police and detectives. The Criminal Investigator also interviews witnesses and potential suspects, requiring effective communication skills. He must head cases. leading their team as they collect evidence, interview witnesses, and draw conclusions.

Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee

Job Specializations

Law Enforcement, Security