*A job as a Detective falls under the broader career category of Forensic Science Technicians. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.
for Forensic Science Technicians :
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.