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Truths about Private Investigation

December 25, 2014 0 Comments


Some Hard Truths 

Private investigation work can be quite fulfilling, especially when you have chosen your field to suit what you feel you can do best. However, what most new investigators don’t realize is that this is a field that comes with its own potential successes and failures as well as challenges. It can therefore be helpful for such investigators to be ready for anything that could happen as they undertake their duties. Here are some of the hard lessons new private investigators learn as soon as they jump into the private investigation world.

  1. Investigation work takes much more than just surveillance

Some new investigators get into the job with the sole thought that they will gather what they require for different cases by simple surveillance. They get into it only to find that the work takes much more than just following persons of interest around. Lots of research and talking to all sorts of people is required to get to the bottom of a case especially in complex cases.

  1. Some cases can take more than a week or a month to complete

Another notion many new PIs have is that with their skills it will only take a few hours and days to have a case concluded. However, the truth is that some of the investigative cases can take ages to put together. This means working on the same case day in and day out until you have enough evidence to present to your client either to confirm suspicion or to give them peace of mind over the suspicions.

  1. Some subjects can be wise and tricky

In as much as investigators work hard not to blow up their cover, some of the subjects they deal with are very wise and will know of the investigations as soon as they start. They will therefore play tricks on the private investigators to throw them off course and deter the progress of the investigations. It is therefore up to the investigator to come up with new strategies to handle such slippery persons on interest and beat them at their own game.

  1. Not all cases are safe

Some of the investigative cases can be dangerous putting the lives of the private investigators at risk. This makes it important for the investigators to know how to approach witnesses without risking their lives. Some people can actually be violent making it helpful to find out about different characters and the protective gear to carry along when it is time to confront such people. Covert vests are some of the protective armory private investigators can invest in to keep safe.

  1. Without the right investigation gear, no work is worthwhile

New private investigators are hungry to get some work done and will therefore dive into the cases without everything they need. Word of mouth is not enough to clients and hence the need to invest in some real investigation gear to do a clean job. They include cameras and all other necessary supplies to document a case conclusively and call it a success.

There is always an importance for new private investigators to be aware of what to expect in their jobs before embarking on the cases. It helps them keep ugly situations at bay as they conduct the investigations.

Indonesia Private Investigation Agency  (IPIA) along with our sister agency  Bali Eye Private Investigation Agency  (BEPIA) are  fully registered Private Investigation Agencies offering private detective and private investigator services to the Private and Business sectors throughout Indonesia and South East Asia.

About the Author:

BEPIA's Indonesian Director of Investigations has worked on and directed over 400 cases. She has a Diploma (with distinction) in Private Investigation from the UK, and an Australian Government accredited certificate in Investigative Services.