A Detective is an unnamed recurring character in the first season. He is played by guest star Peter Gilsfort. He is a detective in the Copenhagen Police Department. He reports the discovery of Nanna Birk Larsen's possessions to Detective Chief Inspectors Sarah Lund and Jan Meyer.
On Saturday 8 November he announces the arrival of the man from the allotments used by murder suspect Rama. He also does a background check on Theis Birk Larsen and discovers that he was linked to the death of a drug dealer. He warns Lund that Theis may be a danger to Rama.