Identification expert - Salary and Career
Investigation and identification agents

Identification expert - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They investigate crimes, prepare forensics of objects, documents and crime scenes, plan investigations, carry out arrests, fulfilling a court order or in flagrante delicto, identify people and corpses, collecting fingerprints, palms and soles. They act in crime prevention, manage crises, assist victims, mediate negotiations and rescue hostages, organize papilloscopic records and guard prisoners. They record information in reports, bulletins and reports, collect depositions and give testimony.

How much does an Identification expert earn

A Identification expert earns between $1.400 and $5.026 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.854 and a median salary of $1.400 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 7 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Identification expert

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.854 22.253 464 9
1º Quartile 1.400 16.800 350 7
Median Salary 1.400 16.800 350 7
3º Quartile 3.833 45.994 958 18
Higher Salary 5.026 60.309 1.256 24

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • technicians of administrative sciences
        • investigation and identification agents

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Main workplaces

Investigation and identification agents police investigators and police papilloscopists work in public administration, security and defense bodies, as statutory bodies. Professional detectives work in personal service or self-employed companies. The work of these occupations is usually carried out in teams, under occasional supervision. The professionals work indoors, outdoors or in vehicles, at irregular and varied hours, with or without shift rotation. May be subject to pressure situations, exposure of toxic material and risk of death.

What does it take to work in the field of Investigation and identification agents

The exercise of these occupations requires high school education and professional training of 200 to 400 class hours (police investigators) and more than 400 class hours (professional detectives). Papilloscopists are qualified in specialized courses, with more than four hundred class hours, taught by police academies. Higher education is required for federal police papilloscopists.

Functions and activities of Identification expert

Investigation and identification agents must:

  • custodiar prisoners;
  • making arrests;
  • organize papilloscopic records;
  • investigate crimes;
  • making arrests;
  • inspect documents, objects and crime scenes;
  • make arrests;
  • custodiar detainees;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • expert documents, objects and crime scenes;
  • prevent crime;
  • make arrests;
  • manage crisis;
  • scan documents, objects, and crime scenes;
  • identify persons and corpses;
  • communicate;
  • plan research;
  • plan investigation;
  • custodiar prinos;

  • Activities

    • take a detainee for urgent treatment;
    • search in dactyloscopic and onomastic files;
    • seize weapons;
    • act discreetly;
    • plan papilloscopic work;
    • list witnesses;
    • map victims and suspects meeting places;
    • check reports;
    • rescue hostages;
    • physically empower yourself;
    • archive individual dactyloscopic records;
    • demonstrate courage;
    • confront witnesses and suspects;
    • produce statistics;
    • act with common sense;
    • approach suspicious persons and vehicles;
    • request firefighters, snipers, air support;
    • check documentation in business transactions;
    • maintain professional ethics;
    • complete court orders;
    • prepare composite sketch;
    • exchange information with similar bodies in the country and abroad;
    • search suspicious people and places;
    • improve papilloscopy techniques;
    • ensure physical and moral integrity of the prisoner;
    • keep up to date;
    • profile the offender;
    • register police reports and detailed terms;
    • monitor execution of warrants;
    • demonstrate insight;
    • collect fingerprints, palms and soles;
    • visit district locks;
    • assist in the reenactment of crimes and locations;
    • issue background certificate;
    • drive vehicles offensively and defensively;
    • detect regions with high crime rate;
    • show patience;
    • infiltrate among suspects for investigation;
    • act with civility and respect;
    • block lost or stolen identity card validity;
    • archive fragments of digit-papillary impressions;
    • confront fingerprints, palms and soles;
    • preserve crime scene;
    • compose research panels;
    • report;
    • reveal latent digit-papillary impressions;
    • demonstrate visual ability;
    • observe places and people (make a bell);
    • provide recognition of suspects and objects;
    • find fingerprints;
    • mark characteristic points in the fingerprints;
    • drive vehicles in an offensive and defensive manner;
    • find suspects;
    • teach papilloscopy techniques;
    • photograph people, objects and places;
    • work as a team;
    • isolate location;
    • keep looking good;
    • provide relief to victims;
    • draw sketches of the crime scene;
    • subpoena people;
    • work as a team;
    • assist in the reconstruction of crimes and locations;
    • monitor visits to prisoners;
    • using artifices and disguises;
    • driving a prisoner for forensic examination;
    • chat in code;
    • handle weapons;
    • analyze occurrences;
    • bear testimony;
    • check documents;
    • request the presence of family members;
    • qualify the person (collect personal data);
    • classify fingerprints and palms;
    • make cadaver gloves;
    • set up barriers for investigations;
    • save values and objects;
    • update papiloscopy museum collection;
    • bringing the parties involved in the crime to the police authority;
    • protect people;
    • escort detainees and juvenile offenders;
    • collect testimonials and statements;
    • collect evidence of crime;
    • run special rounds;
    • interrogate indicted or suspects;
    • intermediate negotiations;
    • reporting the parties involved in the crime to the police authority;
    • operate optical and digital image processing devices;
    • protect assets;
    • proceed with preventive forum scan;
    • attest to the veracity of identity documents;
    • issue expert reports and technical opinions;
    • interview people;

    Sectors that hire Identification expert the most in the job market

    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • information technology consulting
    • urbanization works - streets, squares and sidewalks

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