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What is the best way to become a detective?

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I want to become a detective to help investigate and solve serious crimes. What is the best way to get there .To become a detective do someone work up to the career or start from college. What is the best route to become a detective?
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Law enforcement professionals earn the honor of becoming a detective in New Orleans only after years of experience working as a police officer with the NOPD. n order to join the New Orleans Police Department and eventually serve as a detective for the Criminal Investigative Division, candidates must have:

An associate’s or bachelor’s degree

At least 60 credits from an accredited institution of higher learning

ADD-214 proving two years of full time active duty in the military

Above are all the qualifications that you need, but some of the disqualifiers are also good to know. If you fall under one of these, then you will not be eligible to become a detective.
Employment Disqualifiers – There are several ways that job candidates can become disqualified during the New Orleans Police Department’s hiring process. Terms of disqualification include:

Cannot have plead guilty, nolo contendere, or been convicted of a felony
Cannot have plead guilty, nolo contendere, or been convicted of a misdemeanor crime against a person or involving sexual offense
Cannot have plead guilty, nolo contendere, or been convicted of a crime involving civil rights violations
No illegal drug possession or use
No marijuana use within two years
No prescription drug use that lead to dependency within two years
No dishonorable discharges from the Armed Forces
No employment terminations or forced resignations from another law enforcement agency as a result of disciplinary transgressions
No major driving offenses within five years
Unwillingness to submit to polygraph or voice stress examination