eInvestigator.com is an online research and education resource for professional private investigators, detectives, police officers, process servers, and security experts. Also, it’s a great resource for anyone interested in using investigative search tools, websites, OSINT, and databases to uncover data and information.
Search Public Records
Run an online public records people search and find the real truth about anyone. Learn how to search online databases and OSINT websites to track down an old friend, reconnect with a lost love, or find a missing person.
Join the P.I. Directory
Join our Private Investigator Directory:
- Promote your business services and investigative expertise
- Connect with potential clients and get more cases
- Build your online presence and get more website traffic and social media followers
Police & Law Enforcement Articles
The Police and Law Enforcement section has a collection of helpful articles and blog posts related to law enforcement. 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 officers use in the line of duty.
Investigation Software, Apps, and Online Services
Private investigators, law enforcement officers, and intelligence agents use a variety of computer software, online services, OSINT tools, and mobile apps during the investigative process.
Detectives use computer-based software programs and mobile apps 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, and search public records databases. Then, they pull reports and analyze data to find missing persons and uncover the truth about people.
TV Crime Series
Influential true crime TV series, police dramas, and detective shows have sparked the interest of individuals, inspiring them to embark on dynamic careers as police officers or professional private detectives. Explore our compilation of the Top 50 Best Crime TV Series and Detective Shows, featuring insightful overviews of classics such as Columbo, Barney Miller, Magnum P.I., and more.
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. For example, devices such as video cameras, binoculars and night vision goggles, 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 surveillance tools and electronic equipment a private investigator might use to catch a cheating spouse, track down a missing person and gather information for a case.
Get a PI License
Interested in becoming a private investigator? Learn how to get a license and pursue an exciting career in the investigation industry. Learn the state requirements, how to apply, join an association, get training, and more.
OSINT Tools & Resources
A list of useful Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) 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.
Training and Education
Explore our training and educational resources to help you learn how to become a private investigator such as:
- Investigation schools, training courses and programs
- Training academies
- Home study courses, and distance learning programs
Crime Scene Investigations
Detectives use crime scene investigation, forensic science techniques, and equipment to:
- Explore crime scenes
- Collect evidence
- Analyze fingerprints
- Evaluate firearm ballistics and DNA evidence
Lists of Lists
Cell Phone Trackers
Books, Podcasts, and Audiobooks
Join a local, state or nationwide investigation association:
- Stay on top of legislative changes in the industry
- Get access to training and development opportunities
- Network with other detectives and industry experts
- Create new business and referral opportunities