@Mike thank you, i was looking on the maven repo but i have not paid attention to the version number.
Adding jcenter as buildScript dependency works fine for me, but i guess its a bit misleading that the official example does not work
So I opened an issue https://github.com/arturbosch/detekt/issues/1568
03/29/2019, 4:25 PM
Np. There can occasionally be delays between when something appears on JCenter, and when it makes it to Maven Central.