What is another word for detectives?

Pronunciation: [dɪtˈɛktɪvz] (IPA)

Detectives are known for their curious minds and investigative skills. If you're looking for alternatives to this word, there are plenty of options available. Private investigators, sleuths, gumshoes, agents, and inspectors are all effective synonyms for the word "detectives." These individuals specialize in uncovering hidden clues, gathering evidence, and piecing together information to solve complex cases. Whether you're reading a classic mystery novel or watching a crime drama, these terms are often used interchangeably to refer to the main character responsible for solving the mystery. Whatever you choose to call them, detectives remain an important part of the criminal justice system and pop culture.

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Usage examples for Detectives

He was observed night and day by Federal detectives.
"The Crisis, Volume 6"
Winston Churchill
Of course nothing much would be thought of the child's tale at first; but it would assume importance directly suspicion had been aroused; it would link up with other circumstances, it would suggest new ideas and further researches to the minds of detectives, it might be the clue that eventually hanged him.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
But my friend pointed out that the place was certain to be watched, and we might find ourselves held up by the armed detectives; they would hardly take a chance of letting their prey escape at this hour.
"They Call Me Carpenter"
Upton Sinclair

Famous quotes with Detectives

  • Well I think that the mind of a serial killer and the mind of the detectives represent the duality we face as people.
    Paul Guilfoyle
  • Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read.
    Mariska Hargitay
  • It's a very, very fascinating story for me, cause it's about a man who's been doing bad; bad things. And he's a father of four children in parochial school, he's a lieutenant of detectives, but he's in conflict with himself and with trying to do what's right.
    Harvey Keitel
  • You're right on the money with that. We're all like detectives in life. There's something at the end of the trail that we're all looking for.
    David Lynch
  • Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives, who were invaluable to me.
    Nancy McKeon

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