Most people think of private investigators in regards to the movies or television shows. These fictional PI’s are usually the focal point to help a damsel in distress solve an outlandish personal situation found in suspense novels. However, in the real world a licensed private investigator helps people research, monitor and compile unbiased facts to resolve sensitive situations the average citizen or small business does not have the manpower or knowledge to achieve.
The most important quality a licensed private investigator has is confidentiality. If there is a sensitive issue that needs to be researched, analyzed and reported upon, private investigators conduct their tasks under the radar. Often, conducting research on your own or tasking an employee to look into something “suspect” can put you and/or them into an awkward position. It can also compromise the findings since you or the employee cannot serve as an unbiased resource for the information.
Most private citizens and businesses only think of licensed private investigators in regard to missing persons, asset tracking, infidelity cases or background checks. However, they are also essential when addressing situations such as:
- Suspected FMLA or BWC fraud
- Professional or personal reputation issues
- Social media concerns
- Senior citizen issues/fraud
Knowing who, what, when, where and how is often another roadblock to resolving sensitive situations. Licensed private investigators have the firsthand experience to resolve the issue, in the right, “legally binding” way.
The best licensed private investigators know how to find the facts either through years of investigative experience or from a previous position in law enforcement. To get to the bottom of a sensitive and/or potentially volatile situation, it is important to know:
- Who to contact
- What information is key to record/report upon
- When is the best time to speak with witnesses, and research or gather viable pieces of evidence
- Where to look for pertinent items and/or facts
- How to professionally gather the information so it can be used to prove a case
Private investigators are well-versed specialists in information gathering, organization and preparation for legal proceedings. So, if you lack the time and manpower to get to the heart of a sensitive situation, the decision to hire a licensed private investigator might be the best course of action.
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