“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:
Child Support / Custody
Crime Scene Investigator
Criminal Defense Investigations
Electronic Data Discovery
Pre-Employment Background Searches
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.