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A Day in the Life of a Private Investigator: Part Two

Dave J June 20, 2016 Tags: , , Reveal Blog No comments
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A Day in the Life of a Private Investigator: Part Two

Private investigators can bring justice to light and reveal skeletons that have been in hidden in the closet for years. However, if you’re wondering how an investigator goes about uncovering the facts, you may be a little bewildered as to how they reveal what no-one else has.

In our last blog, we explored the first steps of an investigation, from the initial enquiry through the preparation stages. Now, let’s take a closer look at the techniques at a private investigator’s disposal, and how we achieve success.

Starting an investigation

Tracking Them Down

When the investigation involves a person whose whereabouts you no longer know, our tracing services are suitable for cases where you need to find the address and/or number of an individual.

Perhaps you’re tracing a missing debtor, a long lost friend or family member, or a beneficiary. In any case, we have access to private information that will assist your search, to help you find the person in question.

Covert Surveillance

If your investigation is focussed on a persons movements and activities rather than where they are, you will probably require our surveillance services. There are various forms of surveillance from unmanned surveillance such as vehicle tracking to manned surveillance that requires fieldwork conducted by our investigators.

We take extra care to remain discreet at all times during surveillance operations; our investigators wear body cameras to capture developments on camera, and specially modified vehicles to gather evidence without being noticed by the person in question. Meanwhile, our vehicle trackers are designed to be hidden out of sight on the vehicle, and can be removed in seconds.

Compiling the evidence

Once our surveillance operation is complete, we get to work on compiling a full intelligence report. This detailed report includes a complete log of all observations, along with times, locations and any images or video evidence we took along the way.

When putting your report together, we always bear your initial goals in mind. Whether you’re planning on court action or hoping to put your mind at ease about an employee or partner, our results will be tailored to the purpose of the investigation.

The next steps

If you decide to proceed with legal action as a result of the evidence we compile, our private investigators are happy to assist you. Our process servers can deliver legal documentation, and act as witnesses in court where necessary. We also offer free advice on how best to present evidence for your case.

The life of a private investigator may not be quite so glamorous as Bond films and Sherlock books may lead you to believe. Nevertheless, the diverse nature of each case tests the skill and imagination of our investigative team, to ensure that we get to the bottom of almost every enquiry that lands on our desk.

Looking for private investigation services? Browse our website for more information, or call 0330 223 2933 for a free, confidential consultation with one of our advisors.

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