For many people, a private investigator is something out of a movie. The job title evokes images of an individual in a hat and a trenchcoat, sneaking around and taking photographs to place in a manila folder for delivery. In reality, private investigators are extremely helpful professionals that play major roles in our everyday lives. For example, private investigators can look into threats, run background checks, and more. A private investigator can be a valuable investment when you need to gather information or evidence for a legal case, confirm suspicions of fraud, find proof of infidelity, and more. However, it is important to know what to expect and what to look for when hiring a private investigator. Read on and speak with our Connecticut private detectives to learn more.
What to look for when hiring a Private Investigator:
- Meet them in person: You want to know who you’re dealing with when entrusting someone to investigate someone close to you in some way. For this reason, it’s important to meet in person with your private investigator before hiring one. Advanced Investigations offers in-person consultations so you can meet us and so we can talk face to face about your pressing concerns.
- Ask about their experience: Like most professions, private investigators may have a niche. For example, some may handle more infidelity cases, while others may work more in politics. Find out whether your P.I. typically takes on cases like yours to ensure that they have the proper experience needed for the job.
- Find out whether they are part of any national organizations: While many private investigators are lone wolves, some will join national organizations. Some of these organizations include the National Association of Legal Investigators, the National Association of Investigative Specialists, and the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. While it does not indicate anything negative if a P.I. is not involved in these groups, it can be beneficial for them to have a network and be in the loop about the latest news and updates in the field.
- Read reviews: Before hiring anyone, it is important to read reviews and the same goes for private investigators. However, it can be difficult to find reviews for a Connecticut private investigator due to the discrete nature of their work. If you are unable to find any reviews, feel free to ask the P.I. for a list of references you can contact.
If you are interested in working with a private investigator, contact our firm today to discuss your case. We are ready to get you the information you need.