Detroit Pistons, Tigers, Lions
A Detective with the Detroit Police Department? Michigan State Police? FBI?
If your talking about the Detroit Police Department you have to be a police officer for more than a year to even move up to be a Detective.
Detectives = Sergeants
Detectives in Detroit Salary - $59,094 - $59,626
Wages of Police Officers vary widely based on years of service, rank, and location and size of the community in which they work.
Nationally, the median annual income of Police Officers was $49,452 and Detectives was $55,952 in 2009. The median yearly earnings of "all" workers in the U.S. were $38,428 in 2009.
Annual salaries of State Police Officers employed by the State of Michigan ranged from $22,049 to $62,536 and Detectives from $49,319 to $83,144 (mid 2010).
Annual salaries of Detectives employed by various Michigan cities in early 2009 were:
$59,094 - $59,626
$67,662 - $75,462
$51,023 - $60,681
$62,635 - $64.971
Most cities provide educational allowances and extra pay for evening or night shift work. Many Officers also receive a cost-of-living allowance and/or longevity pay. Most Police Officers receive group life and health insurance, paid holidays, vacations, sick leave, and pension plans. With experience and further training, demonstrated ability, and passing a promotional examination, Police Officers may advance to become Sergeants, lieutenants, and captains. Detectives have a similar career ladder with the possibility of becoming chief of Detectives after lieutenant. A bachelor or higher level degree is helpful for promotion.
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