The Police Detective: Evolution & Duties


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Which member of law enforcement is usually tasked with investigating crimes and gathering evidence?

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1. Police detectives usually do which one of the following?

2. Which of these men was America's first renowned police detective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Police detectives have many responsibilities. These interactive learning assessments will ask you about the history of the police detective profession, the different types of police detective, and their respective duties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about:

  • Who typically investigates crimes and gathers evidence
  • Aspects of a police detective's job
  • America's first renowned police detective
  • The FBI's first director
  • Who investigates financial crimes

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about police detectives to answer what type of detective investigates financial crimes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about police detective duties
  • Reading comprehension - be sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on police detectives

Additional Learning

If you want more information on police detectives, watch the related lesson called The Police Detective: Evolution & Duties. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Learn which police department was the first detective bureau
  • Understand the difference between homicide detectives and special victim detectives
  • Identify the court cases that helped refine the duties and responsibilities of police detectives