I’m struggling to get the right answer
I understand that in able to become homicide detective you must become an police officer and then work there for years to get promoted but in some agencies they don’t require it ?? What if you start working as cyber detective and gaining experience, passing the fitness test etc required can that be instead of being a police officer? . Second question Can you work as both homicide detective and cyber detective at the same time if you have the skills to? Third question do you think a homicide detective can work remotely? I’m currently 11th grader and I’m gradation early as 12th grader I’m trying to figure out answers.What advice and suggestions you would give? I hope you can give in details
It sounds like you do not want to be a police officer. Am I right? Why is that? Is it that you are in a hurry to become a Homicide Detective, or that you really truly do not want to be a police officer?
Normally speaking (and David is correct - each agency does its own thing), one has to become an officer before one can become a detective. There are many reasons for that. First, a detective is a specialized officer. That is, whatever s/he is doing, wherever they are at, they are still first and foremost an officer. They are expected to act on what they observe, and back up their fellow officers. Secondly (speaking from a small town perspective), a detective relies on the officers who were first on the scene to give them information that they can then follow up on, or to go into the community and do door-to-door interviews. The cooperation level between detectives and officers should be 100% no matter what - but reality is, the detective must have the respect of the officers, and, must demonstrate respect for those officers. It is, like a fraternity, or brotherhood. Third, by being a patrol officer, you learn first-hand what is going on in your neighborhood. You develop certain instincts and knowledge that will take you a very long time to develop if you skip this step and go straight to detective.
If you are simply in a hurry to get there, I say, slow down! If you really don't want to be an officer, please explore other options, such as Evidence Technician or Crime Scene Investigator. There are civilian positions in some departments. If you are willing to relocate, you will have many more options. The rest of the country isn't much like NYC when it comes to many things. For example, look at this entry level position with the San Antonio PD: (keep in mind that the cost of living outside NYC is much lower, so please don't think this is a bad salary - it's the equivalent of $91,600 in Brooklyn) https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanantoniotx/classspecs/828611?keywords=crime%20scene%20investigator&pagetype=classSpecifications
Hope this helps!