The “Special Agent” is one of two advanced career tracks (the other is Metro Police) that become available when your Sim reaches level 6 in the general Police Officer profession.
Note: You’ll want at least one Sim as a Special Agent and one Sim as a Metro Police, because level 8 workstations require resources from both tracks.
You’ll have the opportunity to select the Special Agent profession specialization once you reach level 6; however, you must first complete a Profession Badge by helping three Sims. Badges are earned at the end of a shift.
Additionally, to progress through the Special Agent career, you’ll need to build specific workstations in the Police Station.
To start, you must first build the Interview Room (Cost: 800 Radios and 140 Donuts). Building the Interview Room will unlock the Fingerprint resource.
As you progress and level, you’ll be able to upgrade and build new work stations that unlock additional resources. This will also allow multiple police to work on different tasks.
Here are the Special Agent Workstation Upgrades and Costs:
Level 7 – Sketch Room
Cost: 1000 Radios, 160 Donuts, 160 Fingerprints
Level 8 – Forensics Lab
Cost: 1250 Radios, 320 Fingerprints, 225 Handcuffs (unlocked with Metro Police Squad Car)
Level 9 – Division 51
Cost: 1750 Radios, 85 Recorders, 5 Badges
Note: Badges are unlocked once you build a Forensics Lab and K-9 Unit (Metro Police). They are also obtained by trading 10 Police Tapes PLUS 10 Recorders.