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.

How to Search the Yellow Pages Online

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This article explains how to search the yellow pages to find information on businesses and companies. Private investigators can use the information in these directories to uncover important information. What are the Yellow Pages? Yellow Pages...
unclaimed money

Find Unclaimed Money and Abandoned Property

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This article explains how to find unclaimed money, lost funds, and missing property. Learn how to use simple online lookup tools to see if you have unclaimed money waiting for you. What is Unclaimed Property? In...
Reverse Search

Reverse Address or Phone Number Search

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What is a Reverse Search? A reverse search is used when you want to use one piece of information to find another related piece. For example, a reverse phone number search is used to match...
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...
Glossary of Investigation Terms

Glossary of Investigation Terms and Definitions

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This glossary of investigation terms is intended to help private investigators, police officers and everyday citizens understand the meaning of various terms used in investigation work. During the course of investigation work, private investigators have interactions...
List of United States Government Agencies

List of U.S. Government Agencies and Departments

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The United States Government makes a wealth of resources and information available to the general public that can be extremely useful for private investigators. This article includes a list of government agencies and resources...
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United States Department of Homeland Security

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Overview of the Department The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with the primary responsibilities of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist...
Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting

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What is Counterfeiting? A counterfeit is an imitation or a fake item that is usually created with the intent to deceptively represent its content or origins and increase the perceived value or appeal due to...
Banking and Financial Products and Services

Banking and Financial Products and Services

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For private investigators who specialize in financial investigations, it is important to have a solid understanding of banking and financial products and services. Following is an explanation of various banking and financial products: List of...
How to stop spam

How to Stop Spam and Protect Your Identity

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This article explains how to stop spam and not only save yourself time but protect your identity as well. First, I'll provide an overview of spam, then I'll talk about how it can be...