Private investigation agent - Salary and Career
Investigation and identification agents

Private investigation agent - 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 Private investigation agent earn

A Private investigation agent earns between $1.100 and $9.314 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.102 and a median salary of $2.266 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 34 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Private investigation agent

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.102 37.219 775 15
1º Quartile 1.100 13.200 275 5
Median Salary 2.266 27.192 567 11
3º Quartile 7.104 85.243 1.776 34
Higher Salary 9.314 111.773 2.329 45

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 Private investigation agent

Investigation and identification agents must:

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

  • Activities

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

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