Is there a current cop out there…

March 26th, 2008

…who can tell me what the average age of the homicide detectives in Milwaukee is now? And how young could you be and still have achieved that status?¬†¬†Thanks!

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  • 1. Badger Blogger » Bl&hellip  |  March 26th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    […] one of you MPD officers could run over to From Where I Sit and help him out, he would appreciate […]

  • 2. AfterDarkDave  |  March 26th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    It’s only a guess based upon familiarity, but the average age for a homicide detective is probably around 37.

    To be eligible to become an MPD detective, an officer is required to have four years of continuous service before taking the detective’s exam. Very few people ever make detective with four or five years on the job. So, even if a person became an officer at age 21 (the earliest age), they could make detective at age 25.

    But detectives don’t stroll into homicide. Normally, after a few years with a small badge, CIB supervisors have a good idea what personnel would make good homicide detectives (it may be less for affirmative action employees). At a minimum, that would make a dectective 27 before he or she worked homicide.

    Taking the day shift into consideration is how I get the average.

  • 3. elliot  |  March 26th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you so much, Dave. That’s exactly what I needed.

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