This is the rank insignia for the Detective III of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Detective III is a supervisory position which is responsible for training and overseeing the activities of Detectives I & II and Police Officers.
Some of the specialized duties performed by a Detective include: conducting narcotics investigations, performing surveillance and establishing and maintaining contact with informants; investigating gang related crimes; responding to and investigating scenes of crime such as homicide, theft, robbery, auto theft, illegal sex related activities, and crimes committed by juveniles.
A Detective III is responsible for the above described duties in addition to serving as the leader in high profile cases of major robbery, fraud and homicide. A Detective III also reviews reports prepared by his/her subordinates, informs the Commanding Officer of the status of investigations, trains and supervises newly assigned Detectives and civilian personnel, and performs related administrative duties.
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