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3450 POLICE INSPECTORS AND DETECTIVES
 


    Police inspectors and detectives investigate facts and circumstances relating to crimes committed and obtain information not readily available or apparent concerning establishments or the circumstances and behaviour of persons, mostly in order to prevent crimes.

    Tasks include -

    (a) establishing contacts and sources of information about crimes planned or committed, in order to prevent crimes or identify culprits;

    (b) investigating events and circumstances suspected of being criminal in nature to obtain evidence and identify the perpetrators;

    (c) establishing contacts and sources of information not readily available or apparent concerning establishments or the circumstances and behaviour of persons, usually with the aim of preventing a crime:

    (d) investigating possible cases of theft of goods, money or information from business establishments and of other possible cases of unlawful behaviour by customers or employees;

    (e) investigating establishments or other circumstances and behaviour of persons on behalf of legal authorities or clients;

    (f) making arrests or assisting in making arrests, if authorised;

    (g) testifying in court of law or reporting to superiors or clients about circumstances and results of investigations;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Agent, inquiry/police

  • Detective

  • Inspector, police


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Inspector-general, police - 1120

  • Commissioner, police - 1120

  • Police officer - 5162


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.