The average salary for an Early-Career Police Detective in United Kingdom is £30,430.
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Job Description for Police Detective
A police detective is a law enforcement official who is tasked with proceeding with investigations of particularly serious crimes, which may include serious property crimes or crimes involving the injury or murder of a citizen. The detective helps gather and analyze evidence, interviews witnesses and potential suspects, and attempts to create a case that can be prosecuted by a district attorney's office. Television and movies have created plenty of misconception around police detectives' actual…Read more
Police Detective Tasks
- Compile, examine, and secure case evidence.
- May testify in court.
- Interview suspects, witnesses and victims.
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Pay by Experience Level for Police Detective
A mid-career Police Detective with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £34,411 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Police Detective with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,361 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £40,147.
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