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Criminal Investigators and Special Agents
District Of Columbia

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Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $44.99 - $62.43

Typical Annual Salary: $93,600 - $129,800

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Prepare reports that detail investigation findings.
  • Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses or by analyzing records.
  • Identify case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.
  • Investigate organized crime, public corruption, financial crime, copyright infringement, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and other violations of federal or state statutes.
  • Record evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.
  • Obtain and use search and arrest warrants.
  • Testify before grand juries concerning criminal activity investigations.
  • Search for and collect evidence, such as fingerprints, using investigative equipment.
  • Determine scope, timing, and direction of investigations.
  • Collect and record physical information about arrested suspects, including fingerprints, height and weight measurements, and photographs.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Handcuffs
  • Handguns
  • Notebook computers
  • Police vehicles
  • Surveillance video or audio recorders

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software
  • Word processing software

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