What is the difference between a police officer and a detective?
A detective is a plain-clothes police officer responsible for the follow-up investigation of crimes and incidents. A uniformed patrol officer responds to and handles the initial investigation of calls for police service. The detective continues the investigation started by the patrol officer but may also initiate specialized investigations directly assigned to the detective rank.

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1. When I call police, what information should I have ready to provide?
2. How do I obtain a copy of an accident report?
3. What is curfew for juveniles?
4. Will police respond if I lock my keys in the car?
5. What should I do if a police officer stops me while I’m driving?
6. Where do I go to pay a traffic citation or a parking ticket?
7. What should I do if involved in a traffic crash?
8. What should I do if I witness the crash?
9. I observe a reckless driver. Can I report him?
10. What should I do if I witness criminal activity or I am a victim of a crime in Brentwood?
11. What can I do to crime-proof my home or business?
12. Who is the Brentwood Police Chief and how many officers does Brentwood have?
13. What is the difference between a police officer and a detective?
14. When should I call 911?
15. How does 911 work?