So I've got a character--a couple of characters, actually--living in this California city. And they're both cops. Only, qualified-to-investigate-murders cops.
I know very little about policeman-type jobs. Can you tell?
Anyway, I've done a bit of looking up, but the information I've been able to find has been contradictory and/or threadbare, which brings me to the question: What sort of hours and pay does a police detective have?
Any information you can give me would be deeply appreciated.
(If this helps any, one of the police officers lives in an apartment with his sister who runs a coffeeshop, while the other lives in an actual house with his wife. I've written that they both leave for work in the morning, the latter in fact going early while it's still darkish.)