Typist - Salary and Career
Investigation and identification agents

Typist - 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 Typist earn

A Typist 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 Averwage.com 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 Typist

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 Typist

Investigation and identification agents must:

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

  • Activities

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


    Sectors that hire Typist 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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