Got the Call!

the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
Got the call today, as long as I pass my medical and psychological exam I will become a Detective. Been with my agency for a little over a year as an Investigator doing mobile forensics amongst other things. Will need to attend the academy which is about 5 months in length.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Congrats!
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  • devilbonesdevilbones Posts: 302Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congratulations. Is this at the state or federal level?
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thanks! State level, no patrol, all specialized investigations.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,587Mod Mod
    Congrats!
  • byron66byron66 Posts: 162Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats I assume everyday is like NCSI.
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Posts: 254Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    byron66 wrote: »
    Congrats I assume everyday is like NCSI.

    LOL part of my duties involve training people on the forensic process for mobile devices. I have an excellent clip from CSI Miami where they bring in a phone, the actress says computer forensics? The reply: surface computing. Bam they instantly pull up the text message admitting to murder. Never happens (or at least in the year I've been at it I have not see a text like that). NCIS is great because they break the law and all is well. Sure go ahead and hack the Pentagon...it's all good.

    Thanks all!
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  • jt2929jt2929 Posts: 242Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what's the difference between a Detective and Investigator? I always though they were two names for the same job.
  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers The ceiling is glass. USAPosts: 872Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    Thanks! State level, no patrol, all specialized investigations.
    Jerk. I had to do six years in patrol. icon_thumright.gif Congrats!
  • ClmClm 5th Raikage (AWS) Denver Metro AreaPosts: 417Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    jt2929 wrote: »
    At the risk of sounding like an idiot, what's the difference between a Detective and Investigator? I always though they were two names for the same job.

    Depend on where you are or what Agency. But most of the time its arrest powers. In my state we have Investigators who only investigate specific types of crimes forensics , Computer Forensics, Taxes, Insurance and a lot more and when they get the information they need they go and pass the information off to someone else to make the arrest. But as a detective for a law enforcement agency you can investigate and arrest
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Posts: 3,823Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Wow congrats!!! The system seems so different than Australia

    in Australia you need to be a Cop for 3 years then you can apply for specialisation

    Not sure how you can be a detective in the police force? Well done mate!
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  • alias454alias454 Posts: 648Registered Members
    That's awesome. Glad to see you changing jobs has paid off so well. You worked hard and deserve it.
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  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,152Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    Got the call today, as long as I pass my medical and psychological exam I will become a Detective. Been with my agency for a little over a year as an Investigator doing mobile forensics amongst other things. Will need to attend the academy which is about 5 months in length.


    Congrats!
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  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Posts: 1,035Registered Members ■■■■■□□□□□
    congrats!
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    At my agency the difference between an Investigator and Detective is the power to arrest. I do everything a Detective does, but when it comes time for an arrest the Detective does it.

    Typical departments in my state would have you on patrol for a number of years before you have a shot at becoming a Detective (this is true of most departments). In my case, my agency handles specialized crimes and only has Detectives so if you are brought on board you are a Detective.

    Psych and Medical Tuesday/Thursday next week so I'll know if I am good to go.
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  • cknapp78cknapp78 Posts: 213Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Pretty sure I passed the psych, but at my medical today my blood pressure was very high. Genes and stress have finally caught up with me. The plus is the Doctor said as long as my primary care clears me, he'll clear me so I should be good to go. Now just gotta keep on keepin on with the working out and gear up for August!
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  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 442Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Thats nice! :)
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Doctor cleared me today! Academy starts in August!
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  • LeBrokeLeBroke Posts: 484Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Nice, congrats man!

    I actually really wanted to be a cop after I gave up on doing medicine and before I got into tech.

    Breaking my foot to the point where I had to get screws put in, coupled with an already pre-broken knee put an end to that since I'd never survive the mandatory training, or long hours of walking on patrol.
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,816Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    the_Grinch wrote: »
    Will need to attend the academy which is about 5 months in length.

    That's mean you will get a gun and can legally shoot people? I mean only people that commit crimes like Jay walking or changing lanes without signalling.
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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    TechGromit wrote: »
    That's mean you will get a gun and can legally shoot people? I mean only people that commit crimes like Jay walking or changing lanes without signalling.

    In theory yes, but my position is one in which we employ tactics to ensure anonymity. Push comes to shove you have to do what you have to do, but the gun isn't in my list of reasons to make the switch.
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