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Open Source Training with Henk Van Ess

By Brian Willingham Henk van Ess has been on my radar for the past few years. He’s a former investigative journalist who’s morphed himself into a social media investigative guru. He’s done work with a bunch of major media outlets and worked as a trainer and contributor to Bellingcat (a group of open source journalist…

How Private Investigators can get Insurance Adjuster Clients

By Valerie McGilvrey Editor’s note: This article was written by Valerie McGilvrey who served as a Texas property and casualty insurance adjuster for seven years.The opinions expressed here belong to Valerie McGilvrey. A critical question private investigators often ask is, “How do we get direct work from insurance companies?” This is a client base that…

Colorado’s Private Investigators Licensure Act Revisited

By PInow Staff In Colorado, legislators introduced a bill, HB20-1207 for the 2020 session that concerns the established license requirements for all Colorado private investigators. The bill, which is basically a continuation of current Colorado law, requires Colorado investigators to be licensed and continues the regulation of private investigators for 5 years, until September 1,…

Why Private Investigators Are Needed in Criminal Cases

By Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc Editor’s note: This article was written by Haywood Hunt & Associates Inc. The opinions expressed here belong to Haywood Hunt & Associates. Most people think that private investigators spend most of their time tracking down cheating spouses or hunkered down in a car somewhere with a telephoto lens. But…

James Brogan – Divorce

It was a lazy Wednesday afternoon and I was taking on a ball game on the TV and reading a book inbetween pitches, you would be surprised how easy it was watching the Sox and reading a book, you don’t really need to concerntrait as you knew it would be 3 up three down, and…

When to Turn Down Jobs

By Stephanie Irvine For anyone in the workforce, especially private investigators, getting a new job opportunity is exciting. What will it entail? What are the circumstances of the case? For those involved in the investigation industry, the mystery of a new case can be alluring, and as anyone in business for themselves can attest, it…

That cats

Its on of those things, when you are in a local pub, and they have pets that really wander around the place, and the regulars are the favorites, dropping a bit of food or offering a little beer, nothing like a cat that likes the foam off you freshly pulled pint. Still when you get…

Simple Truth

As someone who writes and enjoys writing and reading it is amazing to see some of the mental disorders on display. Now my own mental disorders are from the family, and I am at the point in which it seems like it will be easier to just end it, because what I have been chasing…

Best PInow Articles of 2019

By PInow Staff As we enter a new decade of providing educational content for both veteran and rookie private investigators, we wanted to look back on the articles of 2019 that inspired you, our readers, the most. Whether it was discussing the different ways to improve the business side of your investigations or exploring different…

My Mother

I have just finished watching SOA (Sons of Anarchy) again, and it is finally time to write my story. My mother (Vera Joyce Jackson 1935) was full of hate, and to give those of you some warning she came from Slough the family name of Jackson, she had a couple of good Brothers and one…