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Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Experience while working as police officers or during postsecondary education or training programs is how most move into the career of detective. Those interested in this career should be inquisitive, have good observation skills, a keen memory, and well-developed oral and written communication skills. Being fluent in a second language is also helpful. The large amount of physical activity involved requires that detectives be in good shape. An excellent moral character is especially important.

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