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How many years of college are recommended for someone interested in becoming a detective?

I'm in middle school and taking a career class. I'm curious how many years of college are recommended for someone who wants to become a detective. #career #detective


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Mark’s Answer

Mira,

A four year degree or higher is going to improve your chances. However, depending on the police department and their needs the requirements could be less. A police department might chose detectives from existing police officers. Many require police officers to serve several years before becoming eligible for detective positions. Again, supply and demand!

Hope this helps!
Mark

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Jessica’s Answer

It typically takes 2-6 years to become a criminal investigator, depending on education and experience.

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