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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.