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How Much Does a Police Detective Make Per Year? Average Police Detective Salary?

The average annual salary of a police detective is $62,000. Police detectives work for law enforcement and the government. Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and St Louis are the cities that offer the highest salaries for police detectives. A police detective performs several jobs relating to criminal investigation. They collect evidence from the crime scene, classify fingerprints and photograph evidence for use in court cases. A police detective may also notify a medical examiner. They investigate alleged criminal violations of laws to determine the evidence available for recommending prosecution. Police detectives also prepare and serve search warrants.

by Margaret Walker on Mon, 01/10/2011 - 12:30

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