Investigation Stories

The Pros and Cons of Taking Dogs on Surveillance Assignments #145

Taking Dogs on Surveillance

My helpers on an early morning surveillance today! Love my PI Dogs. #PrivateInvestigator #Surveillance #Cheaters — Crucial Investgation (@CrucialInvestPI) March 13, 2017 This picture prompted a topic that I thought should be talked about if you are considering taking dogs on surveillance assignments or any investigative assignment.  I come …

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A Practical Use for Quadcopters During a Surveillance for Private Investigators- #117


A private investigator in Oregon responded to my video titled, Drones for Surveillance. Are Private Investigators Using Them? The video was basically the video version of an article I had written about the topic of drones for private investigators. The Oregon investigator messaged me the following: Andrew, I am a …

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#108: Disagreeing With Other Private Investigators

I see private investigators (generally speaking) as Alphas;  they think for themselves and they are vigilant when it comes to policing the private investigation industry.  In more cases than not they work alone and have to rely on themselves to get the job done.  We also have different philosophies on …

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GPS Device Assisted in Catching a Police Chief’s Affair – Private Investigator News Podcast #41

From the written by Conor  at the Atlantic Mass Surveillance of All Car Trips is Nearly Upon Us This article discusses how the Department of Homeland Security is exploring the ability to obtain a national license plate recognition database.  This would allow law enforcement to identify subjects of ongoing …

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Can a Photographed Key be Copied? Tech Tuesday – P.I. Podcast #40

A key that can be photographed can be copied Can a photographed key be copied?  According to the Gizmodo article the answer is yes.  Of course it takes a bit of know how,  some depth and space charts.  The article discusses more of what needs to be done to make …

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Private Investigator News and Stories- P.I. Advice Podcast #31

Private Investigation news and stories from around the world will be something new added to the private investigator advice website and podcast.  I won’t cover or share every news item I come across but I will try to share stories that relate as closely to the private investigation industry as …

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Sometimes it’s Better to be Lucky Than to be Good – An Investigation Story Shared-P.I. Advice Podcast #29

The phrase, “Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.”, can be very true when it comes to being a private investigator.  Sometimes we stumble across information that makes us look amazing at our job. Other than paying attention, sometimes we do little and the information we need comes …

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A Career Question Answered and a Surveillance That Went Terribly Wrong- Private Investigator Advice Podcast #28

I received two very detailed emails this month that I thought were worth sharing in the podcast.  One deals with a possible transition from a very stable well paying job to becoming a private investigator.  The second email was from an investigator who’s surveillance went terribly wrong.  Hope you enjoy …

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