eInvestigator.com is an online resource for professional investigators, police officers and detectives, process servers, security experts and anyone interested in using online tools, websites and databases to uncover information.
SEARCH ONLINE RECORDS
Search billions of public records and databases online to check out someone’s background and find out the real truth. Learn how to track down an old friend, reconnect with a lost love or find a missing person.
JOIN THE PI DIRECTORY
Join the Private Investigator Directory and connect with potential clients all over the world. Promote your services, drive traffic to your website and get more business.
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 investigative 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, professional detectives 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 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
If you’re interested in becoming a private investigator learn how to get a license 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 training and education resources. Whether you’re an experienced professional, or just getting started as an entry level associate, you’ll find a variety of investigation schools, academies, training classes, home study courses and distance learning programs. Learn the knowledge and skills you need to be private investigator and earn your degree, diploma or certificate. Includes recommended books, study guides and exam preps.
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.
The United States Government has a wide variety of resources that are useful for private eyes. The articles in our Government Resources section include overviews of intelligence and law enforcement agencies, reference books and links to govt websites.
Learn how to avoid becoming a victim of the latest frauds, scams and schemes. Learn what to look for, how to protect yourself and how to report crimes to the proper authorities.
New and Updated Articles
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.
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.
As a private investigator, it’s important to keep in touch with what’s going on in the industry. Industry groups and associations regularly sponsor nationwide, regional and local conferences. The 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 private eyes and learn about new products and services. View a list of conferences.
Whether you’re researching your family history, building a family tree, or tracking down your roots, use our list of recommended genealogy research tools and resources. We have links to helpful sites related to ancestry, heritage, DNA and historical records. Plus, we provide an overview of the best software and books to help you learn from the experts. Also, we have suggestions for looking up obituaries and how to find biographies.
Visit the Genealogy section.
We recommend that all private investigators join and participate a local, state or nationwide investigation association for a number of reasons. First, associations are a great for staying on top of what’s going on in your profession. Second, 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.