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What Is the One Quality That Every Investigator Should Have?

By Brian Willingham A few weeks back, I was on a radio show (~18:50 mark) with Los Angeles private investigator Scott Ross, where he asked me about the one quality I looked for in a private investigator. The question came up again in a PI Education webinar with Hal Humphreys titled “The Business of Investigations,”…

Cameras Fit for Private Investigator Surveillance

By William Wilson Before technology became accessible to the general public and private investigators, following your subject was the primary way to complete surveillance. Surveillance has come a long way since then with the rise in portable and hidden cameras. The advent of camera technology has made surveillance more powerful and effective for investigators since…

8 Things This Private Investigator Wish He Had (Legal) Access to (but Doesn’t)

By Brian Willingham In every investigator’s most pleasant dreams, we have access to loads of information that would, quite simply, make our lives so much easier. But what would be the fun in that? There are a number of things that make a private investigator’s job interesting. For one, every case and every day are…

13 Signs That Your Client May Be Bugged

By Matthew D. Seifer In the last decade, bug sweeps are now one of our most requested services. With the rise in technology becoming more affordable, compact, and adaptable, it is more accessible for those with nefarious intents to eavesdrop on a victim to steal valuable intelligence. Common situations that increase susceptibility to being bugged:…

NCISS Your Advocate – Summer / August 2018

By Dean and Karen Beers The latest issue of the NCISS digital magazine, Your Advocate, is now available to view and download online at www.nciss.org/your-advocate-august-2018 In this Summer / August 2018 issue: From the President Board Members 2018-2019 From the Vice Presidents About NCISS Carol Ward retiring as Executive Director – meet Karen Beers NCISS…

Online Data Protection: New UK Law & Potential Investigative Effects

By Stephanie Irvine As more of our personal lives blend with the digital world, legislation in both the United States and in the United Kingdom are working to catch up. Between data breaches and identity fraud, the push to get laws on the books to protect citizens are more important than ever. Over the last…

PPIAC 2018 Rocky Mountain Private Investigators Conference

By PInow Staff The Professional Private Investigator Association of Colorado hosts their 40th-anniversary annual conference this September. Come discuss the latest in the private investigation industry in Breckenridge, Colorado from September 13th – 15th. The conference will include educational efforts and an impressive list of speakers talking about a variety of investigative techniques. Register to…

AALPI & APSA 2018 Conference

By PInow Staff Join fellow private investigators and legal industry professionals at the AALPI 2018 Conference in Mesa, Arizona on September 8th and 9th! The Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators is joining together with Arizona Process Servers Association and the Arizona Private Security Professionals Association to highlight how we work together and promote networking…

Accident Investigations: Determining Speed Using Drag

By Michael Miranda The term “Drag Factor” is not mentioned in engineering mechanics or physics books but it is invaluable when investigating traffic accidents. Drag Factor is the deceleration coefficient for an entire vehicle. The Coefficient of Friction is the deceleration coefficient for a sliding tire. The Drag Factor and Coefficient of Friction are the…

How to get a Private Investigator License in New York

By Todd Bryant Under Article 7 of the New York General Business Law, private investigators in the state must get licensed in order to offer their services in the state. Getting a New York private investigator license includes fulfilling several pre-licensing criteria, passing an exam, submitting a surety bond, and an application. Read on for…