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.

Identity Theft Smishing

Phishing and Spoofing Identity Theft Schemes

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Overview Half of all internet users get at least one phishing email per day. For those of us who are active with email and social media, that number goes...
Search the White Pages

How to Search the White Pages to Find People

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Learn How to Search the White Pages and Find People This article explains how you can search the white pages for a phone number or address to find people. It...
read body language

How to Read Body Language and Identify Deception

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This article explains how to read body language to identify deception. Using these investigation techniques, anyone can learn how to determine who is telling the truth and who is lying.
Map research tools

Maps and Geography Research Tools

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This article provides an overview of maps and a list of map research websites. The sites are perfect for anyone planning travel or even surveillance. What is a...
family law

Civil Investigations

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Civil Investigations: An Overview Civil investigations attempt to uncover, collect and document the required information to use in civil trials. Civil trials involve cases pertaining to two citizens and...
Vital Records Search

How to Find Vital Records

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What are vital records? Before you embark on a vital records search, it is important to understand the meaning of the term. Vital records are the official documentation of...
Criminal Records Database Search

Criminal Records Database Search

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What is a Criminal Record? A criminal record is an official account of a person's criminal history. A criminal records database search is most often used by potential employers, lenders,...
United States Secret Service

United States Secret Service

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What is the Secret Service? The United States Secret Service (USSS) is a federal law enforcement agency headquartered in Washington, D.C. In addition, the service has more than 150...
Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

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Overview of Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Consumer credit reporting agencies are entities that collect and disseminate information about consumers to be used for credit evaluation and certain other purposes....
terrorism investigations

Government Agencies Responsible for Terrorism Investigations

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This article provides an overview of terrorism and the United States Government Agencies that are responsible for conducting terrorism investigations. Terrorism has always been one of the greatest threats...