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Reverse Search

How to do a Reverse Address or Phone Number Search

What is a Reverse Search? A reverse search is used when you want to use one piece of information to find another related piece. For example, a reverse phone number search is used to match a phone number to a person's name, or to an address. The searching and matching process is the same...
List of DMV Offices

List of DMV Offices: Find Department of Motor Vehicle Records

Before we get to the list of DMV offices, let's talk about the DMV, which stands for Department of Motor Vehicles. The Department of Motor Vehicles is a state-level government agency that administers vehicle...

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Legal Research

Online Legal Research

Private investigation work touches many different aspects of the law. Private investigators and police officers encounter situations related to legal issues such as personal rights, privacy laws,...
Police 10 Codes

List of Police 10 Codes Used in Law Enforcement Radio Communication

What are Police 10 Codes? Police 10 Codes, also written in variations such as Ten Codes, 10-codes, police scanner codes and sometimes just as...
unclaimed money

How to Find Unclaimed Money and Abandoned Property

This article explains how to find unclaimed money, lost funds and missing property. Learn how to use simple online lookup tools to see if you have unclaimed money waiting...
FBI Stolen Articles File

How to Search the FBI Stolen Articles File to Find Missing Property

Have you ever wondered whether a product you bought, or are thinking about buying, was stolen? Perhaps you bought an item from someone on craigslist.com, but you got a...
Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

An Overview of Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Consumer credit reporting agencies are entities that collect and disseminate information about consumers to be used for credit evaluation and certain other purposes. Credit bureaus hold...

This section has a collection of helpful articles related to police officers and law enforcement work. Learn about the duties of police officers, the equipment they use and the vehicles they use in the line of duty. Plus, learn how to pursue a career in law enforcement, where to get training and what organizations to join.

Police Resources

Police and Law Enforcement Resources and Agencies

Before we get into the list of police resources, let's define what a police officer is. A law Police Officer (also known as a law enforcement officer, or a cop), is an employee who is assigned to the police department whose primary duties are engagement in the...
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 law enforcement isn't easy, and police work is filled with...
Police officer duties

List of Police Officer Duties

A police officer is a warranted employee of a police department, force or military. Police officers are paid positions and are not appointed or elected to their post citizens. However, Police Chiefs and Commissioners may be elected by residents in the local community. Police officers are also known...
police training

Police Training

This article provides an overview of police training an provides a list of companies that provide training...

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How to get a private investigator license in Utah

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Utah

If you want to know how to get a private investigator license in Utah, follow the instructions below. The article provides an overview of the licensing authority, including contact...
Hire a private investigator in Hawaii

Hire a Private Investigator in Hawaii

Learn How to Hire a Private Investigator in Hawaii If you need to hire a private investigator in Hawaii, please review the following private investigators and investigation agencies in the...
How To Get a Private Investigator License in Idaho

How To Get a Private Investigator License in Idaho

Idaho Private Investigator Licensing Requirements Currently, there are no private investigator licensing requirements in the state of Idaho.  A business license may be required. Other special licensing requirements such as education...
How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arizona

How To Become a Licensed Private Investigator in Arizona

If you want to get a private investigator's license, this article explains how to become a licensed private investigator in the state of Arizona. It provides contact information for...
Hire a Private Investigator in France

Hire a Private Investigator in France

Learn How to Hire a Private Investigator or Investigation Agency in France If you need to hire a private investigator in France, please use the following list of detectives and...

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Private Investigator Software

Mobile phone spy software

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....
Spokeo public records search engine

Spokeo Public Records Search Engine

Spokeo, the People Search Engine, is a very useful search engine that aggregates information about people from different public records sources and then compiles all this information into a single report that is easy to use and understand. The Spokeo public...
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 are routinely...
GPS Phone Tracker Pro

GPS Phone Tracker Pro App

One of the best apps for tracking someone's location is the GPS Phone Tracker Pro. Essentially, this is a full-featured Android app that allows you to uses a person's own mobile phone to track their location. Important Note: Be...
Net Detective Software

Net Detective Software

Net Detective Software and Net Detective Plus Following is a review of the Net Detective software program. Please note that we are not the distributor of this program, nor do we recommend using it....

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.

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Private Investigator work requires the use of hi-tech equipment and electronic gadgets for things such as performing surveillance, capturing video and photos of subjects, checking for electronic bugs, and more. Surveillance experts use a variety of tools to gather the evidence needed to solve criminal and civil cases alike. Check out the articles in this section to learn more about the best Private Investigator tools and how to use them to help solve more cases.

How to find Hidden Cameras

How to Find Hidden Cameras and Covert Video Recording Devices

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 for both legal and illegal purposes and for a variety of reasons....
Digital Camcorders

Digital Camcorders and Video Cameras for Surveillance

What is a Digital Camcorder or Video Camera? A digital camcorder (video camera recorder) is an electronic device that combines a video camera and a video recorder into one unit. All tape-based camcorders use removable media in the form of video cassettes. Camcorders that do not use magnetic tape are often called...
Binoculars and Night Vision Goggles

Binoculars and Night Vision Goggles for Surveillance

What are Binoculars? Binoculars, also known as field glasses or binocular telescopes, are a pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes that are mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction, allowing the viewer to use both eyes (binocular vision) to view...
Spy gear

Spy Gear for Private Investigators

Spy gear is any electronic equipment or device used to conduct various types of surveillance, counter-surveillance and investigations. Spy gear is also commonly referred...

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. Additionally, we pulled together lists of interesting information like U.S. Presidents, Real Estate Facts, Server Error Codes and more.

List of Signs of a Cheating Spouse

List of Signs of a Cheating Spouse

Cheating spouses often exhibit noticeable changes in behavior.  Catching a cheating spouse may be difficult and even require the use of a private investigator. Private investigators may use personal surveillance techniques, video taping, or photography to obtain proof of...
List of National Parks in the United States

List of U.S. National Parks

About the U.S. National Parks The National Park Service, an agency of the United States Department of the Interior, operates 59 protected areas comprising nearly 52 million acres of land known as National Parks....
state resources

State Resources, Data and Information for Private Investigators

This article provides a list of helpful state resources, data and information for private investigators. The state resources a list of state abbreviations and a list of the capital city for each state. In addition, it describes state constitutions,...
List of Interesting Real Estate Facts

List of Interesting Real Estate Facts and Building Construction Trivia

Following is a List of interesting real estate facts and building construction facts, compiled from a variety of sources. The list of interesting real estate includes data, information and trivia on any type of property from residential real estate to commercial...
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. What is an Amendment? An amendment is...

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 series?

Monk TV series

Monk TV Series

Monk is an American crime television series drama that ran on the USA television network. The show was created by Andy Breckman. On the popular hit television...
Simon & Simon tv show

Simon & Simon TV Show Season Episodes on DVD

Simon & Simon is an American private detective television series that aired on the CBS television network starring Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker.  The Simon & Simon TV Show...
Remington Steele

Remington Steele TV Series

Overview Remington Steele is an American TV series that is produced by MTM Enterprises and was first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982...
Best Crime Series and Detective Shows

List of the 50 Best Crime TV Series and Detective Shows

This article provides a list of the best crime TV series and detective shows. Many people develop their original interest in becoming a private detective, police officer...
Mannix TV Series

Mannix TV Series

Mannix TV Show Overview Mannix was an American television detective series that ran from 1967 through 1975 on the CBS television network. The Mannix...