A Detective within the Police Department is assigned to the specialized function of Criminal Investigations. A Detective is responsible for responding to crime scenes, conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations, preparing the required investigative reports, apprehending suspect(s), preparing cases for a successful prosecution, and testifying in court. On occasion, Detectives may travel to various parts of the country to extradite suspect(s) wanted in connection with crimes committed in their jurisdiction.


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPictured above: A detective and his K9 partner patrol a baggage claim area at Reagan National Airport; confiscated money and drugs found in luggage.

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