detective detective  /dɪ ˈtɛk tɪv/


  1. (n) a police officer who investigates crimes
  2. (n) an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public



  1. It was Goldberg who suggested, in the summer of 1974, some kind of adventure series featuring female detectives.
  2. The chat transcripts have convinced detectives the death was an accident.
  3. The great detective leans over the body on the floor of the overdecorated flat.


  1. SDPD Detective Loses Leg in Motorcycle Crash

    An off-duty San Diego police detective lost his left leg and suffered serious injuries after his motorcycle was involved in a collision Sunday in Alpine.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NBC San Diego

  2. GIBRALTAR: Detective sergeant rescinds retirement; council approves road bond ballot initiative

    GIBRALTAR — Detective Sgt. David Hammar won’t be retiring from the Police Department.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  3. Detective Agency Glasgow Gives Information Regarding Investigation Services in Light of BBC News Report: Bristol Sex ...

    Detective Agency Glasgow gives information about investigation services in light of recent BBC News report dated 14 June 2013: Bristol sex abuse supply teacher John Alway jailed. (PRWeb June 16, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 16, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. "My wife spotted her writing her Edinburgh criminal detective novel," author Ian Rankin told the Sunday Times.
    on Aug 19, 2007 By: Ian Rankin Source:

  2. "I first got into him when I was a student and me and my friends heard about this writer who had these really cool books about a detective in Boston. You really had to seek them out at first," said Dennis Lehane, author of "Mystic River" and...
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Dennis Lehane Source: ABC News

  3. "The NIH specializes in great science, not detective work, and it shows," said Barton. "I hope the inspector general's inquiry will finally sort things out so everyone can have confidence that the public's interest is being fully served."
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Joe Barton Source: Forbes

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