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What is a Private Investigator?

There are many misconceptions of what  a private investigator is and is not.  A private investigator is an information gatherer.  We collect information for our clients so they can make informed decisions based off the information obtained. We have access to the same tools as anyone else except we know where to get the information from.  There are special services and privileges that private investigators have due to the nature of our job but their are only a few.

What a Private Investigator is not.

A private investigator is not law enforcement.  We do not have special arrest powers and we are not above the law.  There are laws that govern our industry and their are laws that the protect the general public from those that take investigations too far.  We are responsible with the information we locate and ethical in how we obtain that information.

The articles listed below are a few of the more popular and relevant articles and podcast episodes that you should read and her if pursing a private investigation career.  Being a private investigator is more then a job or career, it’s a lifestyle as well.  

For Future and Existing Business Owners

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5 comments

  1. I’m just starting out as a private investigator and I purchased the Nikon D5300 camera which shoots photos and video. It wasn’t until after I purchased it that I learned that the camera only records for 20 minutes at a time and there’s no date/time stamp for the video, only photos. Will this suffice? I hope so because it was an expensive camera. Thanks.

    • You can still pull time stamps from video but I would not use that as primary video camera. No photos will not be good enough for surveillance. No one has ever just asked me to take pictures on a surveillance. There is too much information and activity that will be missed. When shooting video do you have auto focus with the camera? I highly recommend using that camera for photos only (not on surveillance) and picking up a camcorder for $150 to $200.

  2. I have started a second job with a law firm as an Investigator looking for former employee of companies that we have an action against. Most of the time I have a name and where they work and that’s all. I do google and facebook searches and I find some people are there better database or way to find these people?

    • If you are a licensed investigator you can sign onto database providers like Tracers, IRB Search and TLO to get the most recently reported addresses and associates/family members of individuals you are looking for. Companies should have a file with an application with contact information though to help you get started.

      Andrew

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