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.

Private Investigator training

Private Investigator Training, Development and Education

If you're interested in pursuing a career in the investigation industry, you need training and development, as well as ongoing education. Private Investigator training is offered by universities, colleges, schools and investigation...

Polygraph Tests and Lie Detectors

What is a Polygraph Test? A polygraph test (commonly referred to as a lie detector test) is an instrument that measures and records several physiological responses such as blood...
Arson Investigations

Arson Investigations

An Overview of Arson Investigation Arson Investigations involve the study of fire-damaged physical evidence and crime scenes to detect arson, which is the crime of setting a fire for...
bail bonds

Bail and Bail Bonds – How They Work

An Overview of Bail, Bail Bonds and Bondsmen  If you, or someone you know, has been arrested, charged with a crime, and incarcerated, it is important to understand how...
Adoption resources

Adoption Research

What is Adoption? Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the birth parents. Adoption results in the severing of...
Alumni Search for Class Reunions

Alumni Search: How to Find Old Classmates for Class Reunions

Alumni Search for Class Reunions This article explains how to do an alumni search for class reunions. Before we begin, let's explain what the word alumni actually means. Alumni...
List of Area Codes

List of Area Codes by State, by Number and Search Tools

This article provides an overview of area codes and provides a list of area codes by state. In addition, it contains a list by number, as well as a list of search...
Bank Routing Numbers

ABA Bank Routing Transit Numbers

An Overview of ABA Routing Transit Numbers A bank routing number, also known as a Routing Transit Number (RTN) or an ABA Routing Number, is a unique nine-digit number...
Zip code search

How to Look Up a Zip Code

Learn How to Do a Zip Code Search This article explains how to do a zip code search. Before we describe the process, and refer you to some online...
Police Officer Jobs

Law Enforcement Careers

With increasing crime rates, and the need to keep security and order, police officer jobs and law enforcement careers are becoming more important every day. Law Enforcement officers are responsible for protecting...