Teamwork in the Private Investigator Industry

Teamwork in the Private Investigator Industry"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." --Henry FordIt's not that working alone isn’t beneficial in anyway. At times, just hunkering down and getting some work done is always the best medicine. However, having a good team cannot be underestimated. Even the greatest in popular...

So You Want to be a Private Investigator?

The helicopter roars in.Magnum PI jumps from the chopper before it lands. He rolls and leaps on the Arch-Villain set on World domination and wrestles nuclear detonator from his hands with seconds to spare before annihilation. Magnum smiles at the camera with the trademark one eyebrow up, quips “all in a day’s work”...

Importance of Due Diligence in Background Investigations

Incidents in the media that demonstrate the effects of insufficient background investigations are commonplace. The results can be devastating ranging from costly lawsuits and injury to privacy leaks and financial ruin.Daniel Ogloff, a Langley teacher, was suspended in the fall of 2013 for taping an ‘I’m gay’ sign on the back of a Grade...

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...

The Job of a Private Investigator 100 Years From Now

The nature of how private investigators do their work has changed since the advent of the Internet. They spend less time working in the field and more time behind their desks looking at social media profiles, searching public records and strategically using advanced search engine features.Fast forward 100 years from now, as intelligence becomes more...