Metropolitan Police: Criminal Investigation Department

Detectives are members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). All are former uniformed officers. After a few years on the beat (and an absolute minimum of twelve months), a uniformed constable may apply to transfer to CID. Most potential detectives have previously done plain-clothes work (to control begging, street betting, prostitution, etc). If he is … Continue reading Metropolitan Police: Criminal Investigation Department


Criminal Investigation: An International Overview

When a crime has been committed and reported or discovered, it must be investigated. In most instances, the police handle much of this stage too, although it is often a specialist detective branch of the police. But criminal investigators may also be members of other government agencies or work for the prosecutor’s office. Countries differ … Continue reading Criminal Investigation: An International Overview