Commanding Officer Homicide Squad

Coordinate activities of detectives investigating homicide cases.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

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What do Commanding Officer Homicide Squads do?

Coordinates activities of detectives investigating homicide cases for clues and evidence leading to arrest and conviction of guilty parties: Proceeds to scene of crime and takes charge of investigation. Orders detention of persons in vicinity of crime for questioning. Directs photographing position of body and other evidence. Directs DETECTIVES, HOMICIDE SQUAD in search for clues at crime scene. Questions witnesses and suspects. Prepares and submits report on crime to superior. May assign subordinates to specific cases. May evaluate and prepare work performance reports on subordinates. May be designated according to rank as Homicide-Squad Captain; Homicide-Squad Lieutenant; Homicide-Squad Sergeant.

Should I be a Commanding Officer Homicide Squad?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Commanding Officer, Vice Squad, Homicide-Squad Captain, Homicide Squad Commanding Officer, Homicide-Squad Sergeant See More

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