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Working As A Detective Sergeant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $59,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Detective Sergeant does

  • Investigated violent crimes, including homicide.
  • Collaborated with federal and state agencies, FBI, DEA, ATF, USSS, IRS and MSHP.
  • Investigate financial crimes and fraudulent matters.
  • Established and maintained budget for detective bureau.
  • Conduct lie detector test during investigation of criminal cases .
  • Network with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Testify before court and grand jury.
  • Worked in conjunction with the FBI, Secret Service, DEA and ATF.
  • Lead instructor for SWAT in field operations and tactics.
  • Act 235 Certification, Qualified as Distinguished Expert with firearms.
  • Specialized training for investigation of narcotics, robbery, vice and intelligence gathering.
  • Established command and control of critical incidents.
  • Supervised department's K-9 program.
  • Prepare incident reports, and monthly reports and statistics for the command staff.
  • Served as the Domestic Violence Coordinator.
  • Developed educational and community outreach strategies.
  • Recruited, managed, and debriefed confidential informants.
  • Enforce all state and local laws and ordinances
  • Identify and preserve evidence at crime scenes.
  • Field Operations Bureau Criminal Investigations Office, Tuckerton/A.C.

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Detective Sergeant Demographics

Gender

Male

85.4%

Unknown

8.4%

Female

6.2%
Ethnicity

White

65.8%

Hispanic or Latino

13.6%

Black or African American

12.7%

Asian

4.9%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Indonesian

6.7%

Vietnamese

6.7%

Cheyenne

6.7%

Hebrew

6.7%

Afrikaans

6.7%
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Detective Sergeant Education

Schools

The Academy

19.0%

Seton Hall University

10.4%

University of Phoenix

8.6%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

7.4%

Northwestern University

4.3%

Roger Williams University

4.3%

Western New England College

4.3%

Ferris State University

3.7%

Michigan State University

3.7%

University of Maryland - University College

3.7%

Thomas Edison State University

3.7%

Walden University

3.7%

Johns Hopkins University

3.7%

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

3.1%

Eastern Michigan University

3.1%

University of Virginia

3.1%

Saint Leo University

3.1%

Columbia Southern University

2.5%

University of Cincinnati

2.5%

Ashford University

2.5%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

50.7%

Business

9.4%

Law Enforcement

9.2%

Law

4.3%

Management

4.2%

Public Administration

4.2%

Political Science

2.5%

Criminology

2.0%

Human Resources Management

2.0%

Education

1.7%

General Studies

1.5%

Psychology

1.2%

Liberal Arts

1.1%

Sociology

1.0%

Elementary Education

0.9%

Homeland Security

0.9%

Accounting

0.9%

Nursing

0.7%

Educational Leadership

0.7%

Communication

0.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

31.9%

Other

29.7%

Masters

18.0%

Associate

11.3%

Certificate

6.0%

Doctorate

2.1%

License

0.5%

Diploma

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Detective Sergeant

  1. Crime Scenes
  2. Criminal Investigations
  3. Detective Bureau
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Examine crime scenes to gather physical evidence and other information relevant to the identification and prosecution of violators of criminal laws.
  • Conducted criminal investigations, arrested violators, supervised Patrol Officers, Administrative duties, Prepared search and arrest warrant
  • Directed and worked with Detective Bureau personnel who maintained investigative clearance rates that were consistently well over industry standards.
  • Conducted vehicle patrols in Baltimore City to observe violators of traffic or criminal laws.
  • Collaborated with various divisions of the police department and other agencies which developed evidence for prosecution.

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