What is a Private Investigator?

A Private Investigator is professionally trained and experienced in many aspects of investigations including surveillance, interviewing suspects, victims, witnesses, locating missing persons, etc. Oftentimes that experience comes from law enforcement, military, and research backgrounds. The private investigator must also maintain strict confidentiality regarding information and evidence that they obtain for their clients. To protect the public from inexperienced, unqualified or unscrupulous investigators, many states require that private investigators be licensed.

What does a Private Investigator actually do?

The responsibility of a private investigator is to gather information by using many different techniques and to assist law enforcement agencies, law firms, businesses, and citizens with legal, financial, and personal matters. Due to the nature of their work, private investigators are often called upon to testify in court.