The object of this organization is to advance the professional interests and promote the individual and collective welfare of its members, through education, social interaction, association and cooperation, so that we may be better prepared to carry out those duties prescribed for our profession.  

WHAT IS A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?

A Private Investigator is a highly skilled professional who gathers information and verifies facts through research, interviewing, canvassing, records collection/analysis, evidence collection and observation.

Many who choose the Private Investigator field have a background in law enforcement, government investigation or intelligence, the insurance industry, investigative journalism, or the military. More and more are entering the field with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice.

Some think that a Private Investigator only conducts matrimonial infidelity investigations, however, this is only a small percentage of what Private Investigators actually do. Private investigators perform an extremely wide range of investigative services. The following is a list of various specialties/types of investigations that a Professional Investigator conducts:

Accident Reconstruction

Crime Scene Investigator

Insurance Investigations

Alimony Reduction

Criminal Defense Investigations

Internet Profiling

Arson

Criminal Investigations

Judgment Recovery

Asset Search

Cyber Investigations

Liability Investigations

Background Checks

Divorce

Loss Prevention

Bounty Hunter

Domestic

Missing Persons

Celebrity Protection

Due Diligence

Mitigation Investigation 

Child Abuse

Electronic Data Discovery

Polygraph

Child Recovery

Executive Protection

Pre-Employment Background Searches

Child Support / Custody

Financial

Premarital

Child Visitation

Forensic

Process Service

Civil Investigations

Fraud

Repossession

Competitive Intelligence

General Investigations

Surveillance

Computer Forensics

Homicide Investigations

Trial Preparation

Corporate Investigations

Identity Theft

Workers Compensation

Covert Surveillance

Infidelity

Wrongful Death

 

Private Investigators often work for law firms or subcontract with public defenders offices where they assist in locating witnesses, serving legal documents and gathering evidence. Private investigators also work for private individuals.  A corporate private investigator performs internal or external investigations, some related to drug use or theft. A financial private investigator may also be a certified public accountant and might assist in investigative services related to large financial dealings. Store private investigators protect a business from theft, both externally and internally.