Investigator Insight

Investigator Insight

Investigator Insight

I have decided since I will be the primary blogger on our page that once a month I will share my personal opinion and insight on what I have experienced to date as an investigator. 

While I love educating about our services, I feel like this will bring a little fun into the mix. Not to mention, part of what we do is so private we can't even share some of our victories publicly. 

Growing up, I loved watching Charlie's Angels and now I kind of get to be one. Ironically, this isn't where I would have told you I would be if you asked me even 2 years ago. However, I feel extremely blessed to be here now.  I am still learning and growing daily in this business and trying to soak in as much as I can from our owners experience and from all those I meet along the way. 

If you have been following our blogs then you know one of our areas we do a ton of work in is the Criminal field. This is our owners jam and he has so much knowledge in this area. After 17 years with the Metro Police Department he has been around it all. Me on the other hand not so much. 

Doing jail visits has been a learning experience to say the least. All of our clients have been polite and happy to have access to investigators working for them. Before these interviews we have typically reviewed all the case discovery and we know what the facts are about our client. They are where they are for a reason. However, for me, my mind races with the fact that this person is someone's loved one. If they just made different choices there is no telling what some of these people could have become. I have to focus on digging into the case and just looking at the facts and try not to be their psychologist. Each case is different and each one brings about new thought processes and learning. 

Now, surveillance and child custody...this is the area I find the most exciting and rewarding. With that said it can also be the most tedious and frustrating. Surveillance can take hours and hours sitting in your car. If you are on your target that means no leaving to get lunch or go to the restroom. Yes ladies, not always fun!  Also, this is real life and not TV, so there is no script on where the person is going next. If you are following them it is a lot easier to lose someone than you think. Lets just say I now think everyone drives crazy. Please, use your blinkers in case I am following you...hahah. Furthermore, I have already had to make peace that what our client suspects is going on may not be and that isn't a failure. We are always winning when we get our clients the facts. Facts=Truth and the truth will set you free. 

In closing today I am going to get real for a minute. Sorry, not sorry...

If you are unfortunate enough to have to experience a divorce and you have children with the person you are divorcing. Please, for the love be an adult. These children did not ask to be put in this situation. No matter their age this is life changing and a heartbreaking experience in itself. These children do not need the added stress of witnessing your immaturity and or arguing. Nor should they be used as some kind of pawn...they are children. Hate your Ex if you must but please stop and always think of what you are about to do or say would make your kids proud of you. 

If you are one of the poor souls who can't grow up for the sake of your kids you better pray your spouse doesn't hire me.

Until next time, who will you be while nobody is watching.....or so you think.

Surveillance

Surveillance

What is Surveillance? 

Surveillance is the close observation of a person, place, or object. It is the practice of watching a subject in order to document and identify any of the contact, interactions, or whereabouts of the subject in question.  

Surveillance can be the most difficult part of any investigation but if done correctly it can produce some of the best evidence possible. 

When and Why we use Surveillance...

 

    Divorce and Infidelity

Infidelity is common and is often the cause of the demise of a relationship.

There is nothing wrong with having the most important person in your life checked out. It is 100% legal.

We are licensed to perform surveillance and will get you the facts.

 

     Child Custody

Nothing could be more devastating than the thought of losing your child in a custody battle. If the parents are unable to reach an agreement as to whom that is, the court will decide custody matters based on what is in the “best Interest” of the child.

However, with divorce proceedings on the rise, millions of children are trapped in legal battles the court system is ill-equipped to handle. As a result, children are being subjected to visitation or habitation with unfit parents at an equally alarming rate.

Child Custody/Visitation Investigations are undertaken to determine if the “Other” Parent is treating your child properly, ensuring their safety and protecting them from improper or dangerous environments or situations. In other words, are they fit and qualified for custody or visitation.

Often times, an unfit parent will present themselves as a competent person when appearing before the court, cleverly concealing their unsuitable lifestyle. Typically under these circumstances, parental testimony is not enough to ensure the placement of your child in your custody.


In a custody battle, it is your responsibility to provide proof of your allegations. For this reason, a qualified private investigator can be essential. A licensed private investigator’s findings, objective courtroom testimony and video documentation will always have more credence in court than a parent’s accusations.

Investigator Insight

Surveillance isn't as glamorous or as easy as TV. makes it out to be.  Surveillance can require hours upon hours sitting in a vehicle. Surveillance requires more than one investigator to be effective. Real life has no script or time limit for justice to be served. This means it is more difficult to follow your target thru traffic, weather conditions and just simply not being 100% on where they might be going.  

However, we find that no matter what case we are working that requires surveillance it is always worth it and rewarding to be able to turn the facts over to our clients. 

Background Checks are Important!

background checks

We are excited to announce something new! We have greatly expanded our background check capabilities.  

Todays workplace can be unpredictable. Consequences of hiring the wrong applicant can result in huge ramifications. Whether you are a small company, or larger one we now can provide you, the employer with background check information to make an informed decision. 

We can now provide: 

* Criminal and Civil records Nationwide, Federal, State & Local records for ALL states and counties in the US.

* Our Portal is FCRA compliant

* We can verify Credentials. This includes previous employment, professional licenses, education and degree verification. 

Custom Screening Packages to fit your company's personal needs.  (I am especially excited about this one because I like to make life easier for our clients. Property management companies should love this option or if you have found yourself in charge of one or more rental properties due to our current real estate market. No spending hours searching public records or renting without checking just hoping you made good character judgement.)

Speaking of making things easier....some folks like their paper while others like to have things fast and accessible via their smartphone etc. 

* Online paperless application

We hope you can feel how excited we are to provide this quick effective way to complete background checks. We take great pride in providing you with knowledge and peace of mind knowing you can make an informed decision.