- Examine crime scenes to obtain clues and evidence, such as loose hairs, fibers, clothing, or weapons.
- Secure deceased body and obtain evidence from it, preventing bystanders from tampering with it prior to medical examiner's arrival.
- Obtain evidence from suspects.
- Provide testimony as a witness in court.
- Analyze completed police reports to determine what additional information and investigative work is needed.
- Prepare charges or responses to charges, or information for court cases, according to formalized procedures.
- Note, mark, and photograph location of objects found, such as footprints, tire tracks, bullets and bloodstains, and take measurements of the scene.
- Obtain facts or statements from complainants, witnesses, and accused persons and record interviews, using recording device.
- Obtain summary of incident from officer in charge at crime scene, taking care to avoid disturbing evidence.
- Examine records and governmental agency files to find identifying data about suspects.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: - 0.4%
National: - 1.2%
High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)