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Elder Abuse Investigations

By Stephanie Irvine Understanding Elder Abuse Investigations Though there are many benefits for a growing elderly population with a longer life expectancy, there is also an increase in situations where seniors suffer abuse and neglect from those entrusted to care for them.The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or…

Keyloggers in Private Investigation and How Clients Can Use Them

By Tedd Johnson Private investigators have an important role to play in law enforcement, especially when it comes to evidence collection. They have a flexibility police officers do not have. It is in civil cases where they have been more helpful, enabling clients to resolve disputes or helping to collect evidence for their case. The…

How Private Investigators Can Help Attorneys

By Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc Attorneys hire private investigators for many reasons such as they often produce results that are more valuable in practice, usually charge less than legal consultants, and can assist in making a lawsuit stronger. But what if you’re looking into hiring a private investigator for other needs as an attorney?…

Everyone (and Every Case) Has a Story

Throughout the course of our careers, a private investigator’s education is a continuous and interesting journey. We attend dozens of training seminars, classes, and conferences every year on topics such as surveillance, counter-intelligence, forensics, fraud, ethics, background checks, and other related subjects. Our individual state regulating departments expand our knowledge quests by requiring us to…

Using Social Media to Supplement Background Checks

By Stephanie Irvine Just over 10 years ago, one in every 20 people had an online “profile” where people could see their interests and activities. As technology has improved, so has our ability to socialize online. Today, four out of five people use social media and three out of four use convenient smartphones to frequently…

Holders of Temporary Private Investigator Licenses in Oregon Must Post Surety Bonds

By Vic Lance Private investigators who wish to obtain a temporary license in Oregon are now required to obtain a private investigator bond or an irrevocable letter of credit. The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) adopted a new set of regulations at the end of March which includes changes to the…

3 Reasons Why Investigators Need to Master Online Research

By Brian Willingham Investigators often debate the value of online research, and their opinions are varied, ranging from the it’s a “disgusting and unethical practice” to “applause” from a newer generation of investigators who think that any investigation can be solved with a few clicks. The truth lies somewhere in between, but I am here…

NCISS Legislative Update

By Dean and Karen Beers Here is your NCISS legislative news for the week… For additional information on these items, please visit www.nciss.org/important-nciss-news Security Officer Screening Improvements Act and Legislation In the month of August, Lobbyit took advantage of the lull in legislative activity to discuss future plans for action on Senator Toomey’s Security Officer…

How to Be an Expert in Finding People

By Brian Willingham After 15 years as a private investigator, I have become an expert in finding people. Long-lost relatives, hard-to-find witnesses, biological fathers, ex-boyfriends – you name it, I have found them. I don’t say this lightly either. I think that people who call themselves experts at anything are idiots. So I guess I…

Accident Investigations: Vehicle Lamp Examinations

By Michael Miranda As part of an accident investigation, the question of whether the vehicle’s lights were on or not can be an important issue. Did the car have its headlights on at night? Did the driver use the turn signal before making his turn? Did your client see the brakes lights of the car…