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The Police and Law Enforcement section has a collection of helpful articles related to law enforcement work. Learn what it takes to become a police officer and where to get the training and education you need. Plus, learn about the equipment, weapons and vehicles used by officers in the line of duty.
Private investigators, law enforcement officers and intelligence agents use a variety of computer software, online services and mobile apps during the investigation process.
Detectives in all industries use software programs like case management software, databases, productivity tools and more to help their agency operate more efficiently.
In addition, investigation professionals and intelligence agents use online services to conduct research, run background checks, search public records databases and pull reports and data to find missing persons and uncover the truth about people.
Also, private eyes make heavy use of specialized applications (or apps) on their mobile devices to search for information on the go.
Some private investigation cases require the use of hi-tech surveillance equipment, sometimes referred to as spy gear. Sleuths and gumshoes 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 many more.
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.
If you’re a natural snooper like me, you love information. Be sure to check out our extensive Lists of Lists category. You’ll find information such as List of Social Networks (for social media checks), List of State Information, List of Search Engines for private eyes and more.
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.
GET A PI LICENSE
Learn how to become a licensed private investigator with our state-by-state licensing guide. If you’re interested in pursuing an exciting career in the investigation industry, you’ll find everything you need to get started right here. Learn the state requirements, how to apply, how to join an association, where to get training and how to find more information.
Use our private investigator books to build your own library of reference and education materials. The library includes an extensive selection of how-to books, textbooks, reference manuals and magazines to help you learn new skills and techniques.
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.
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.
Learn how auditors, inspectors and examiners conduct inquiries into financial matters. Articles include: Asset Search and Recovery, Credit Reports, Banking Information, Stock Market Research tools, books and more.