Welcome back to the Tactical Response Security blog! Here’s where we post content all about our security company in Philadelphia, the security services we provide to our clients, and security in general.Today, we’ll be giving our readers the rundown on a security service that we offer at our business — private investigation. We’ll cover what private investigators do, the processes they use to do their work, and how they can help you.
The Basics: What They Are And What They Do
Simply put, private investigators (P.I.s) are individuals who do investigatory work for individual people or groups. Most times, private investigators are utilized in legal situations to provide deeper insight to a criminal or civil investigation, but they can also be employed for people’s personal matters. While it’s likely that people have been performing the services that P.I.s provide for as long as people have had problems to solve, the first official private investigation firm can be dated back to 1833.Contemporarily, there are private investigators throughout the United States. There are some regulations around who can be a P.I., and some requirements needed to declare one’s self a private investigator, but they’re all on the state level. While there is no standardized federal regulations dictating what criteria must be met to be an official P.I., there are enough independent licenses and certifications on the state level to ensure that you’re enlisting a high-quality private investigator.Now that we know what they are, let’s talk a little bit about what P.I.s do!While private investigators are independent entities from law enforcement, they often times work with and in close proximity to defense attorneys when taking cases. This means that they may collaborate or share information with other people on the case. Beyond that, P.I.s are often recruited to prove insurance fraud, or to acquire information about a spouse’s ‘bad behavior’ for divorce cases.As a general rule, any private investigator will work to collect and discover evidence relevant to the case, dissect and analyze the information and evidence they gather, and finally, debrief their clients on their findings.To gather their information and evidence, a P.I. does anything from general research on parties involved in the investigation, to heavy surveillance work of people and places associated with the case. Occasionally, private investigators will even go undercover to research and collect evidence! While most of this sounds like your average TV private investigator, there is another aspect that is crucial to fulfilling the job description. As a P.I. investigates a case and gathers research, they’re also responsible for filling out and filing all of the associated paperwork.
How Private Investigators Can Help You
For the average person, there are a wide variety of ways that a P.I. could be helpful. Most commonly, you can use a private investigator to run official background checks. Going further, you can utilize a P.I. to gather evidence for personal court cases. Essentially, private investigators are great for people who are looking to legitimately gather more information about a case that they’re involved with legally. To get an in-depth idea of some situations where you could benefit from hiring a private investigator, check out our blog, Reasons To Hire A Private Investigator.
Tactical Response Security
We hope that you’ve learned some helpful information about private investigators from this blog! And remember, if you’re in need of elite private investigators in Philadelphia or Jersey City, give us a call. We offer elite private investigators and security services! Visit our website to learn more about our private investigation services.