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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator

Many of us think of Private Investigators as gumshoes searching for clues with a magnifying glass, but in reality Private Investigators may be retained for any number of professional and private reasons including background checks, missing persons investigations, corporate fraud, personal surveillance and more. A professional Private Investigator employs a variety of tools in their “tool kit” and has extensive experience in electronic monitoring, surveillance and counter surveillance.

The five most common reasons to hire a private investigator include:

Background Checks

In today’s world, background checks are an essential part of the due diligence process when hiring, renting property, entering personal relationships and more. A thorough background check will verify the public information on an individual and provide assurance a person is who and what they say they are.


No one likes to think their partner is unfaithful or an employee is committing fraud. Private investigators are often employed to confirm or allay a client’s suspicion. Today’s advanced technology allows comprehensive and discrete surveillance on the suspected individual; an experienced private investigator can collect evidence and be prepared to testify on your behalf in court.

Missing Persons

Local and even national law enforcement departments often lack the time and resources a missing persons case requires. A private investigator can follow up on leads, conduct interviews and more to bring these cases to a resolution. Even if someone is trying to “cover their tracks” by changing names, etc., a skilled private investigator can often find the individual you’re looking for.

Child Custody Cases

Issues concerning child custody are some of the most difficult cases for our legal system. Often these cases come down to a “he said, she said” situation. A seasoned private investigator is typically brought in to collect crucial evidence which can make all the difference.

Criminal Investigations

If you’ve ever had any dealings with the legal system, you no doubt agree that it seems like the deck is heavily stacked in favor of the state. A private investigator can examine the facts of the case, do additional legwork, conduct additional interviews and help provide you with the best defense possible.


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