Private Investigator Career

How to Become a Private Investigator in Arizona


Arizona’s private investigator licensing program is run by the Licensing Unit in the Department of Public Safety.  In order to for you to be granted a Private Investigator Agency License you must have …:”equivalent of three years of full-time investigative experience that consists of actual work performed as an investigator for a private concern, for the federal government or for ...

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#106: Turning Down A Private Investigation Employment Opportunity

Private Investigator Employment

Before we begin the story.. If you have followed me for a while you know that my objectives in the investigative industry have changed temporarily due to my family situation over the past few years.  We don’t have daycare for my children and my wife and I work our schedules out to make sure the kids can get to and ...

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How to become a private investigator in Idaho

Idaho Private Investigator License

Idaho is one of the last few states that does not require a private investigation license to work as a private investigator.  Personally I hope it remains that way as Idaho’s population is only 1.6 million with the majority of the population being located Boise and Coeur d’Alene.  Many private investigators are licensed outside of Idaho and work in Idaho ...

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Interview With My Daughter About Being The Child of a Private Investigator – PIA #66

Interviewing my daughter Play in new window | DownloadAs if I don’t talk about the negative effects of this job enough, I think an interview with my daughter helps reinforce it more.  In this podcast episode I discuss different aspects of my job and how it has impacted her over the years.  I also get plenty of feedback from my daughter on ...

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#91: Should You Leave Law Enforcement For a P.I. Career? PIA# 064

Police and Private Investigator Play in new window | DownloadI received an email from Steve who lives in Canada.  Steve has a dream of starting his home private investigation company.  Below is Steve’s email:   Hello Andrew, My name is Steeve and I live in XXXX, Canada. I am listening your podcast and it helped me to learn more about the P.I. career. I ...

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#89: A Private Investigator Job Will Require Travel– What to Expect and Tips to Deal with the Travel

Private Investigator Travel Play in new window | Download One of the biggest struggles for my family were the times I had to travel away from home for work.  As private investigators, especially those involved in the insurance investigation industry, we go where the cases are.  And cases can take us all over our state and into other states.  Sometimes even out ...

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#87: Becoming a Private Investigator after Graduating High School. Should you do it?

Private Investigator Graduation Play in new window | Download Raise your hand if you undoubtedly knew what you wanted to do with your life after high school? If you are raising your hand I would ask this; are you in the occupation you thought you would be in?  The likelihood that someone is doing an occupation that they thought they wanted to ...

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#86: What is a Side Hustle and Why Does a Private Investigator Need One? P.I. Podcast #59

Side Hustle Play in new window | Download Most people haven’t heard the term side hustle and it is a term I only learned about a few years ago.  It’s not a bad word and has nothing to do with illegal activity.  I have no intentions of steering you in that direction.  What is a side hustle? defined a side ...

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