decided that you need to hire a Private Investigator you need to know
how to find a Private Investigator. But what do you look for and how to
decide who to use?
First of all, you want to find one that
operates in your desired search area. It isn't of any benefit to hire a
Private Investigator that isn't in your locale. They may take the case,
but you will have to pay for their transportation to obtain satisfactory
results, and that can get expensive. Look in your local Yellow Pages to
see if there are any in your area. Ask around to see if anyone has
utilized an Investigator. References from friends and associates are
sometimes the best.
Obviously if you are reading this, then you
have access to the World-Wide-Web. There are a great number of Private
Investigators on the net, as well as services to show you where to find
them. These include the standard Search Engines (Lycos, WebCrawler,
Yahoo, etc.) as well as electronic malls designed for this specific
Experience and Training are very important to a
Private Investigator. A Private Investigator should be effective in his
work in order to cut down on time and save money. Examine references if
given and if you would like, contact previous clients of the
investigator to see if they are accurate.
Somewhere within the initial contact with the
Private Investigator you should ask about his training, experience and
what sort of investigative work is their specialty. Tell them exactly
what your problem is or what sort of information that you need, and be
sure to ask if they are capable of handling your case at this time.