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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.

BeenVerified Background Checks

BeenVerified Background and Public Records Search

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This article provides a review of BeenVerified, the online people search, background search, and public records research service. In this review, I'll provide a high-level overview of the company, the features, and benefits of...
Police 10 Codes

List of Police 10 Codes

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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 numbers that correspond to words, phrases,...
private investigator research resources

Private Investigator Research Tools

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We compiled this list of private investigator research tools specifically for private investigators. However, the resources are useful for police officers, crime scene investigators, forensic experts, and others who work in or with the...
Skip Tracing

Skip Tracing Tools

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Skip tracing is the process of locating an individual or individuals, often for the purpose of collecting an unpaid debt. It may involve bringing the individual to justice, reuniting with a family, serving court...
family law

Hire a Private Investigator for Family Matters

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Sensitive Family Matters Family law is an area of the law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including the nature of marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. It also deals with the many...
Database search tools

Research Databases

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List of Research Databases Following is a list of research databases that contain various types of information, data, public records, images, and more. All of the databases are "open access", which means anyone can access...
open source intelligence (OSINT) tools

Open Source Intelligence Tools (OSINT)

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What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)? Open Source Intelligence, often abbreviated as OSINT, is data and information that is collected legally from open and publicly available resources. Obtaining the information doesn't require any type of...
Background Check

Background Check Databases and Services for Investigators

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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 in a...
Get a Private Investigator License

How To Get a Private Investigator License

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Learn How to Get a Private Investigator Licensing in any State This article provides an explanation of how to get a private investigator license in any state in the United States of America. The article includes a...
bounty hunter

Bounty Hunters and Fugitive Recovery Agents

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What is a Bounty Hunter? A bounty hunter is an individual who captures people who are fugitives from the law. Usually, the fugitive is someone who "skipped" bail. In other words, they got out of...