A detective is a rewarding role in Police Scotland, investigating serious crimes across the country and bringing offenders to justice. It is a tough role and requires a high level of problem-solving to solve cases.
What is the role of a Detective in Police Scotland?
There are many different roles of a detective In Police Scotland, anything from sexual offences investigation to surveillance officers and counter-terrorism detectives. Here are some of the roles you will undertake;
- Undertake complex investigations which could involve speaking to witnesses, analysing crime scenes, arresting offenders and following up on leads.
- Interviewing suspects and witnesses
- Collecting evidence, submitting reports to the courts and providing evidence at court
- Having specialist law knowledge and undertaking protracted enquiries
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Test Practice Papers
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How to become a Detective in Scotland?
You have to complete the 2-year probation period before being eligible to apply for the role as a Detective. There is high competition for the role, and you will have to undergo the National Investigators exam to be eligible to become a Detective. You will generally have a year of being a trainee Detective before fully qualifying as a detective; during this year you will gather evidence of your experiences and undertake training courses.