Hey, I'm planning a detective series about a young detective in New York. Clichéd, I know. Anyway, I'm only 15 and am unsure as to how the police detective department in New York works. I'm based in England, and it's a bit different over here, as far as I'm aware. My questions (thanks for any help you can give): 1. What rank would a detective's senior be? Would he just be a Chief of Department? 2. Does a detective have to be assigned to a specific borough or can he just be a detective for the whole city? 3. Does a detective have to be assigned to a specific type of crime e.g. arson, murder, robbery or can he be assigned to a whole range 4. Would a detective be based at One Police Plaza (the NYPD headquarters)? That should suffice for now. Cheers for any help and advice you can give.