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"Criminal Investigator and Special Agent"
Job Description - Part 1

Basic Job Description:

Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Criminal Investigator and Special Agent"

1) Determine scope, timing, and direction of investigations.

2) Develop relationships with informants in order to obtain information related to cases.

3) Examine records in order to locate links in chains of evidence or information.

4) Identify case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.

5) Obtain and use search and arrest warrants.

6) Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses, or by analyzing records.

7) Perform undercover assignments and maintain surveillance, including monitoring authorized wiretaps.

8) Prepare reports that detail investigation findings.

9) Analyze evidence in laboratories, or in the field.

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10) Collaborate with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription and research.

11) Collaborate with other offices and agencies in order to exchange information and coordinate activities.

12) Collect and record physical information about arrested suspects, including fingerprints, height and weight measurements, and photographs.

13) Compare crime scene fingerprints with those from suspects or fingerprint files to identify perpetrators, using computers.

14) Investigate organized crime, public corruption, financial crime, copyright infringement, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and other violations of federal or state statutes.

15) Manage security programs designed to protect personnel, facilities, and information.

16) Record evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.

17) Search for and collect evidence such as fingerprints, using investigative equipment.

18) Serve subpoenas or other official papers.

19) Testify before grand juries concerning criminal activity investigations.

20) Administer counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics reward programs.

21) Issue security clearances.

22) Provide protection for individuals such as government leaders, political candidates and visiting foreign dignitaries.

23) Train foreign civilian police.

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