I am 13 and want to become a private investigator now?

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I am 13 and I know all the stuff and i have been doing this on my own for a couple of years now and I want to start doing professionally for money anything will be helpful thanks!

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  • Geomi
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    The local police accept police recruits when they are 18 years old, Then. they are sent to the police academy for six to 8 weeks, with weapons training after that.

    According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the general job description of a police patrol officer is to enforce laws and ordinances, for the protection of life and property in their assigned area. Police officers receive assignments for the protection of a particular area, conducting investigations, and apprehending criminals. A law enforcement degree combined with training at a police academy will prepare you for the job.

    Police Officers may also carry out more specialized tasks depending on their unique skills and knowledge. They must respond to calls for assistance from the dispatcher or as a result of directly observed crimes or public safety scenarios. The situations a police officer may encounter are unpredictable and require a great deal of physical and psychological stamina.

    Pay scale of NYPD

    * After 1 year - Base Pay: $43,644; Total Compensation: $48,173

    * After 2 years - Base Pay:$48,779; Total Compensation: $53,819

    * After 3 years - Base Pay:$53,270; Total Compensation: $58,786

    * After 4 years - Base Pay:$56,609; Total Compensation: $62,455

    * After 5 years - Base Pay:$56,609; Total Compensation: $69,005

    * After 51/2 years - Base Pay:$76,488; Total Compensation: $90,829

    Good luck.

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  • 6 years ago

    Different states have different requirements for private investigators. Also, there are different types of investigators. To become a private investigator, you need a license in most states. However, you can work for a private investigator without a license.

    You usually don't need a college degree to become a private investigator. Although it is a good idea to get a college degree. Many private investigators have a college degree, and some firms might require their investigators to have a degree. College courses in criminal justice and political science can be helpful to aspiring private investigators. Although previous work experience is generally required, some people enter the occupation directly after graduating from college with a two or 4 year degree in criminal justice or police science.

    There are different types of private investigators. Some are general investigators and some specialize in a particular area or area. Consider what type of investigations you might want to conduct. Corporate investigators typically need a 4 year degree. Coursework in finance, accounting, and business is often preferred. Because many financial investigators have an accountant’s background, they typically have a 4 year degree in accounting or a related field. Many computer forensics investigators need a 4 yeard degree in a field such as computer science or criminal justice. Many colleges and universities now offer certificate programs and degrees in computer forensics. Because computer forensics specialists need both computer skills and investigative skills, extensive training may be required if you want to become a private investigator of this type. Many computer forensic investigators learn their trade while working for a law enforcement agency, where they are taught how to gather evidence and to spot computer-related crimes. Many people enter law enforcement to get this training and to establish a reputation and make contacts before moving on to the private sector.

    Private investigators typically have previous work experience. Some have worked for insurance or collections companies, as paralegals, in finance, or in accounting. Again, many private investigators enter the field after serving in law enforcement, the military, or federal intelligence jobs. These people, who frequently are able to retire after 25 years of service, often become private investigators as a second career. Having law enforcement experience can help.

  • eri
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    While anyone can call themselves a private investigator, most are retired or former cops who still have access to the online databases you'll need.

  • 6 years ago

    You'll need a college degree. Most people aren't going to hire a 13 year old kid who hasn't even graduated high school.

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  • 6 years ago

    Ok go for it. Do it right now.

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