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Finally, the Private Investigator Code of Ethics You Have Been Waiting For

By Brian Willingham There are very few topics that get me as agitated as do discussions regarding ethics and private investigators. My enthusiasm for this topic falls somewhere between my obsession with food and making the perfect paella (sorry, but no Spaniard would ever put chorizo in a paella) and drinking good beer (sorry, but…

How I Became a Private Investigator

By Brian Willingham This article was originally published in Pursuit Magazine on June 10, 2020. For as long as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to play baseball for the majors. Because when you are young and a baseball fanatic, that’s what you do. You dream big. By the fourth grade, I had become…

20 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Private Investigator

By Brian Sabol Over the years, we have written dozens of blog posts in order to answer some burning questions people have had about private investigators. Now I’ve decided to put these answers into one convenient list: 1Do private investigators need to be licensed? In most states, yes; 45 of the 50 states require a…

Do Private Investigators Need to be Licensed? (2020)

By Brian Willingham This was originally posted in September 2013, but updated in May 2020 with new information. Of the 50 states in the United States of America, 45 states (and the District of Columbia) require a private investigator to have a license in order to perform his or her investigative duties. States that do…

The Time a Private Investigator Was Hired to Follow a Private Investigator

By Brian Willingham Two years ago as of April, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across an upset parent in my local community who was claiming that a private investigator in a white SUV had been parked in front of her house all day. The police were called and confirmed that…

20 Risks of Hiring a Private Investigator

By Brian Willingham We have written extensively about the benefits of hiring a private investigator, but there are some inherent risks you may have never thought about. 1Getting Caught If you are trying to conduct a discreet investigation, such as doing surveillance, there is always a chance that the investigator will get caught red-handed. Similarly,…

A Real Private Investigator Reveals the Best Private Investigator Movies

By Brian Sabol I’m a movie buff as well as a private investigator. Now that I (and the rest of the world) have been trapped at home for over a month, I thought it would be a good idea to unveil the list of my favorite private investigator movies. While there are well-known classics on…

Delivery

Now we wait. It’s just a waiting game, you just want for the food to be delivered. It was a difficult order, but it was something that had to be done, and this would last a while, of course it wasn’t going to be eaten, well maybe some of it. The idea was to talk…

After the Pandemic: The One Thing Private Investigators Must Do

By Brian Willingham Spoiler alert: Adapt. But before I ponder the future, I want to share some history. During my nearly 20 years as a private investigator, I’ve ridden several waves of business. Your mileage may vary. When I became a private investigator in 2001, disability insurance surveillance was at the end of its business…

Menu Items

Now this link was tenuous at best, not even that really, but when you have an empty stomach and you don’t feel like eating another can of beans what else are you going to do? You order Chinese and you order big because you know in a few hours you will be hungry again, and…