Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)

What Does A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations) Do?

A sergeant in the criminal investigations unit oversees the detectives in a police department.

How Do I Become A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)?

Educational requirements for becoming a police officer may vary by geographic area. A high school diploma or equivalent is required to obtain this position. Graduating from an agency police academy is also often required. Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field will definitely help one to move up within a police department.

What is the Average Salary For A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)?

High – 101,000
Median – 61,000
Low – 34,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Government
  • Psychology
  • Foreign Languages

What Is The Work Environment For A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)?

Police officers work for any level of the government. These jobs can be extremely stressful and potentially life threatening at times. They may require long hours and working nights, weekends, and holidays.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Sergeant (Criminal Investigations)?