3355-Police Inspectors and Detectives

Job Title: 

Police Inspectors and Detectives

Job Description: 

Police inspectors and detectives investigate facts and circumstances relating to crimes committed in order to identify suspected offenders and obtain information not readily available or apparent concerning establishments or the circumstances and behaviour of persons, mostly in order to prevent crimes.


Analyzing evidence in order to solve crimes, identify criminal activity and gather information for court cases

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

1905 - Criminal Justice and Corrections

Specific Occupations: 

335501 - Detective
Description : Investigates serious crimes such as terrorism, homicide, armed robbery, vice and arson, and gathers evidence to arrest and prosecute criminals.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Detective Intelligence, Detective Sergeant, Drugs Officer, Forensic Detective, Inspector (SAPS), Investigator, Plain Clothes Police Officer, Sergeant (SAPS), VIP Witness Protection Officer

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa