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Private Investigator and Police Officer Resources

The Private Investigator and Police Officer Resources category contains an extensive collection of research tools, how-to articles and reference information. The content is geared specifically toward those who work in the investigation industry. Whether you’re a police detective, a private investigator, or crime scene investigator, you’ll find something of interest.

In this section, we provide an overview of the online services and databases that investigators use to uncover data and information about people. The information is used to compile background checks and employment verification.

fraud investigations

Fraud Investigations: Investigating Scams, Schemes and Deception

In 2017, consumers lost an estimated $16 billion to online fraud. This article provides an overview of various frauds, scams, and schemes used by criminals to deceive unsuspecting people into revealing personal...
BeenVerified Background Checks

BeenVerified Background Checks and Public Records Search

This article provides a review of BeenVerified, the online people search, background check and public records research service. In this review, I'll provide a high-level overview of the company, the features, and...
Lists of the most wanted criminals

Lists of Most Wanted Criminals, Fugitives and Terrorists in the U.S.

The FBI Ten Most Wanted List The FBI Ten Most Wanted Criminals list arose from a conversation held in late 1949, as J. Edgar Hoover, the Director of the...
Genealogy research tools

Genealogy Research

What is Genealogy? Genealogy is the study and tracing of family history, or family pedigrees, and is often referred to as building a family tree. Genealogy is also referred...
state resources

State Information

List of Helpful State Information This article provides a list of helpful state resources, data, and information for private investigators. The state resources a list of state abbreviations and...
How to Report a Crime

How to Report a Crime

This article explains how to report a crime to law enforcement or other government agency. It covers everything from reporting a crime in your local neighborhood, to informing the authorities of criminal...
Background Check

Background Check Databases and Services for Investigators

This article provides an overview of background checks and investigations and the companies that provide products and services. In addition, we'll cover the different types of checks that are available and what's...
Private investigator services

List of Services that Private Investigators Provide

Private investigator services vary widely based on a client's needs. Some private investigators specialize in a single area, or a few areas, while others provide a full breadth of services.  Most private...
Police 10 Codes

List of Police 10 Codes

What are Police 10 Codes? Police 10 Codes are signals used by police officers, law enforcement officials, and government agencies to talk in two-way radio communications. The codes are...
List of banks

List of Banks and Bank Holding Companies

Following is a list of banks and bank holding companies. The banks are listed in alphabetical order, rather than by asset size, deposits, etc. Banks assets and deposits fluctuate constantly, so it...