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The Police section has a collection of helpful articles related to police officers, detectives and law enforcement work. Learn about police officer duties and the equipment and vehicles used in the line of duty. Plus, learn how to pursue a career as a police officer and where to get training and education you need.

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Police Training

This article provides an overview of police training an provides a list of companies that provide training to the law enforcement industry. Whether you're interested in becoming a police officer, or you already work in the field,...
List of Vehicles used by Police Officers

Police Vehicles

Police officers rely on a wide variety of high performance vehicles to ensure they can effectively respond to various situations in an appropriate and timely manner. These police vehicles are designed to provide officers with an effective...
Police officer equipment

List of Police Officer Equipment and Accessories

List of Police Officer Equipment Police officers are everyday heroes who sacrifice their lives on a daily basis. Police officers work in a collective effort to ensure serve and protect citizens. A career in...

Computer software, mobile apps and online search services play a major role in the modern private eye’s business. Investigators use programs like case management to manage all of the information, data and materials related to a particular case.

Investigation professionals use online services to conduct research, run background checks, search databases and pull reports and data to find missing persons and uncover the truth about people. And detectives make heavy use of specialized applications (or apps) on their mobile devices to search for information on the go.

Private Investigator Software

Private Investigator Software

Learn How Private Investigators Use Software Technology plays a key role in a private investigator's business and in the process of investigation. Private investigators use a combination of online search tools, computer software and...
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List of the Best Mobile Phone Spy Software Apps

What is Mobile Phone Spy Software? Mobile Phone Spy Software is a hybrid software and monitoring service that is used to track caller activity on mobile devices, tablets and computers. The software is designed to track devices owned by the user....
Case Management Software

Case Management Software for Private Investigators

Case Management is the information management and workflow practices, procedures and requirements used to manage legal cases, typically associated with the legal, health and investigation fields. As attorneys, law firms, and private investigators compete for clients, they...

Some private investigation cases require the use of hi-tech surveillance equipment, sometimes referred to as spy gear. Private investigators who provide surveillance services need to be familiar with a wide range of electronic gadgets such as video cameras, binoculars and night vision googles, audio listening devices, bugging and debugging equipment, drones and more.

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Surveillance Equipment for Investigations

Surveillance equipment includes and any equipment, gadget or device that is used to conduct various types of surveillance, counter-surveillance and investigations. The equipment is most often used to perform surveillance, which involves observing the behavior of a...
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Audio Surveillance Equipment

Overview of Audio Surveillance Tools Audio surveillance equipment is used by intelligence agencies, law enforcement and private investigators to monitor and record subjects in a variety of settings. Audio surveillance can...
How to find Hidden Cameras

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Electronic Bugs

This article explains how to find hidden cameras and covert video and audio recording devices. Hidden cameras and video recording devices are used to capture photos and video footage of people without their knowledge. This is done...

Review the articles in our spy gear section to learn more about the types of tools a private investigator might use to catch a cheating spouse, track down a missing person and gather information for a case.

Be sure to check out our extensive Lists of Lists category. The lists are for anyone who is interested in interesting facts and information, not just for those who are employed in professions related to the investigative industry. You’ll find lists such as a List of Social Networks (for social media checks), List of State Information, List of Search Engines for private eyes and more.

List of Presidents of the United States

List of Presidents of the United States of America

This article provides an overview of the Responsibilities of the President and provides a list of Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States. Roles & Responsibilities of the American President
List of Constitutional Amendments

List of Constitutional Amendments to the United States Constitution

This article provides an overview of amendments and provides a list of constitutional amendments. First, we'll define amendments and then provide the full list. If you have any questions, please post a comment below.
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List of the Best Search Engines

This article provides an overview of search engines and a list of the best search engines. An internet search engine is a searchable online database of internet resources, websites and information. A typical web search engine has several...

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Open Source Intelligence Tools

What is Open Source Intelligence? Open Source Intelligence, often abbreviated as OSINT, is data and information that is collected...
Asset Investigation

Asset Investigations

The main purpose of an asset investigation is to identify the tangible and intangible assets owned by an individual or business. Asset...

Private Investigator Licensing

Learn how to become a licensed private investigator with our state-by-state directory of licensing information. Learn the requirements, how to apply, how to join an association and where to get training.

Use our private investigator books to build your own library of reference materials. The library includes an extensive selection of how-to books, textbooks, reference manuals and magazines to help you learn new professional skills.

TRAINING & EDUCATION

View our list of Private Investigator Training and Education resources. Whether you’re an experienced professional, or just getting started, you’ll find a training course that is right for you.

A list of useful Open Source Intelligence tools and resources. Includes search tools to help you find public records, verify facts, search social media sites, reverse search images, uncover government data and more.

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Popular crime TV series, police dramas and detective shows have always inspired people to pursue exciting careers as police officers and private detectives. Check out our List of the Top 50 Best Crime TV Series and Detective Shows. What’s your favorite?

Mobile Spy Software is used to track the activity and location of a mobile phone or tablet. The software is used by concerned parents, employers and suspicious spouses. Read our reviews of the best solutions such as FlexiSpy, Highster Mobile, etc.

Police detective and private investigators leverage crime scene investigation techniques and forensic science tools to investigate crime scenes. Learn about evidence collection, ballistics, DNA lab testing, fingerprinting and more.

As a private investigator, it’s important to keep in touch with what’s going on in the industry. Private investigation industry groups and associations regularly sponsor nationwide, regional and local conferences for private investigators and those who work in related industries. The conferences, meetings and seminars are an excellent way to keep up with legislative changes that affect you. In addition, they are a great way to brush up on your skills, network with other investigators and learn about new products and services.

The United States Government has a wide variety of resources for people who work in investigations and law enforcement. On our site, you’ll find a list of government agencies, overviews of intelligence and law enforcement agencies, books, lists and links to helpful websites.

If you’re a licensed private investigator, you should join and participate a local, state or nationwide investigation association. Private Investigator associations are a great for staying on top of what’s going on in your profession. Plus, they often provide members with access to training and education opportunities, so you can continue to sharpen your skills. Also, they are a great way to network with others and create a referral network.

The United States Government has a wide variety of resources that are useful for investigators. The articles in our Government Resources section include overviews of intelligence and law enforcement agencies, reference books and links to key websites.

Victims of fraud, scams and schemes often hire private investigators to investigate the perpetrators. In this section, we provide an overview of some of the more common scams. Also, we talk about how to hire a private investigator to help.