In the article, “Detective Workload and Opportunities for Increased Productivity in Criminal Investigations,” Fritsch and his coauthors re-examine modern detective work. The researchers saw a need for detectives to increase their productivity and more quickly adjust to shifts in crime. Both these issues could be solved with non-traditional detective roles, activities that can include building community rapport or enhancing roles for patrol officers. By using data from Richardson Police Department (RPD) in Texas, Fritsch and his team found that detectives spend about 771 hours per case with contacting individuals and administrative tasks each accounting for 17% of time and searching computer databases at about 12%. They also found time spent per case is not similar across units in the same department. Fritsch suggests that more time be spent on training officers and less on administrative work. Fritsch proposed employing more civilians and utilizing patrol officers to take on more supportive roles.