Case Investigation: The Easter Bunny

Written by Laura-Lee WalkerDate: April 5, 2015File Objective: Find Easter eggs by conducting surveillance on the Easter Bunny.Client: Children all over the world._________________________________________________________SUBJECT: THE EASTER BUNNYKnow Aliases: Easter Rabbit and Easter Hare.Description: Looks like a large rabbit, has long ears, and walks upright. She is approximately 450 years old, and can magically grow up...

What Private Investigators Do at Home to Stay Healthy

You’ve already read about what private investigators can do to keep healthy at work, but what about a home? Although a private investigator may not have extensive time off the job to take care of their health, there are some quick and effective ways to stay healthy.1. Get a good night sleepMany private investigators...

Future of the Private Investigation Industry

The landscape of private investigation in British Columbia is changing as the industry aims to solve existing challenges and work towards a more professional, inclusive and skilled workforce.The private investigator community strives to set the industry standard for private investigation in the Province and across Canada.Snapshot of today’s private investigatorsIn 2013, a total of...

Differences Between Surveillance and Stalking

Surveillance serves an important role in investigations. It is a lawful activity and is considered as evidence in court.In contrast, stalking reflects sociopathic tendencies and criminal intent. It’s an illegal activity designed to control the victim’s behaviour and feelings. SURVEILLANCELegalSurveillance activities do not violate any laws. Surveillance is conducted in a way that respects a...

Top 6 Problems Private Investigators Face During Surveillance

The life of a private investigator isn’t as glamorous as it's portrayed in the movies. In reality, there are aspects of the job that are unhealthy, and there are real consequences to having that cup of java. Extreme temperaturesDepending on weather conditions, sometimes you get very cold or very hot. Most people cope with temperature...

Why Private Investigators Should Drink Beer

“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.”–Jack NicholsonJim Rockford, of The Rockford Files always had a beer on hand. Inspector Morse’s favourite drink was beer because he was able to think better over a pint. And, Detective Inspector John Rebus frequently ordered a pint of beer at his favourite watering hole, the...

The Future of Professional Investigation

"Growing demand for private investigation and related security services across the country has spurred greater professionalization within the industry." –Taras Hryb, President of the Private Investigator Association of British Columbia (PIABC) There are numerous incentives for investigators to join their professional associations, such as the PIABC. Members are able to participate in networking events, support professionalism...

Colleen Collins’ Life as a Female Private Investigator

“As an experienced private detective… Colleen Collins is the perfect person to offer a glimpse into the lives of real female P.I.s”—Kim Green, managing editor of Pursuit MagazineCollins co-owned a private investigation firm in Denver for over a decade. She has taken on a wide range of cases from online stalking to homicides, and is an...

The Female Advantage to Being a Private Investigator

Women have a “distinct advantage… because of their ability to multitask and are better at playing a role… and superior to men when it comes to reading situations… and suppressing their ego in order to attain the goal.” - Tamir Pardo, Director of Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agencyWhat comes to mind when you think...

Top 7 Myths About Being a Private Investigator

Many of the stereotypes that people have about private investigators come from the movies and novels. They aren't based on fact, but on what makes for an entertaining movie or a suspenseful novel. Here are are some of the most common myths people have about what it's like to be a PI:Being a PI...