What is a Private Investigator?


Private investigators are individuals who work for private companies or individuals to investigate and gather information. They can collect a variety of different types of information, depending on the case at hand. This can include financial information, personal information, or criminal history.

Through a variety of resources, a private investigator can build a case file on a person or organisation. This can help the client make an informed decision about whether to pursue legal action or other options. 

How do private investigators gather information? 

There are a variety of ways private investigators can collect information. They may use public records, such as birth certificates or court documents. They may also use techniques such as surveillance, which means watching an individual or organisation, and they can also hack into computers or email accounts.

Private investigators often have to use a variety of different resources to piece together a case. They must be skilled at investigating and gathering information in a discreet manner. This can help them protect their client’s privacy and confidentiality. 

Is it legal? 

While private investigators are legally able to obtain private information, they must be transparent in how they gather this information. They must clearly state the purpose of their investigation, which means disclosing it when collecting private information.

We spoke with David Kearns of Expert Investigations, an experienced private investigator, about this topic, he said, “most private investigators, such as myself and my team, are ex-police officers. Meaning we know what we can and cannot do, and we always work within the law.” 

Why would you need a private investigator? 

There are a variety of reasons why you might need a private investigator. You may be considering legal action and need information about the other party involved. You may also be looking for personal information, such as background checks or finding out if someone is cheating on you. 

A private investigator can help you gather the information you need to make a case against someone or to determine if you have a strong case before you take it to court. 

You may need the help of a private investigator in order to uncover information that is private or sensitive. This could be because someone has private information about you that you don’t want them to have or because you need to protect your privacy. A private investigator can help you find out what the other person is doing with this information and how to best protect yourself. 

If you are considering hiring a private investigator, it is important to do your research first. Make sure you choose someone who has the experience and skills necessary to handle your case in a professional manner. 

How do I hire a Private Investigator?  

If you are looking for a private investigator, there are a number of ways to find one. You can search online for private investigators in your area or look up private investigation companies. 

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The World Financial Review.