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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…

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…

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…

How to not be spotted: A Private Investigator’s Guide to Blending In

By PInow Staff A successful investigator is able to remain undercover and unnoticed so that they can collect useful evidence to support their client’s claim. Blending in with the surrounding population or daily activity is necessary so that the individual under surveillance does not become suspicious and thus change their own actions. Investigators should take…

Tech Advancements Aid Private Investigators

By Rachel Stinson The process of investigating has long been a tedious and difficult job where investigators regularly face multiple obstacles. Following people without being seen, photographing them, and tracking their activity can be quite difficult. The rise of technology has helped revolutionize the investigation industry, as is typical with whatever area technology crosses into.…

Importance of Accurate Background Checks

By Stephanie Irvine For many private investigators, background checks are a staple service offering. There are a variety of different types of background checks, but in each, a qualified private investigator is capable of retrieving and assessing the results. Accuracy is critical when it comes to background checks because the results, if inaccurate, can be…

What is Covert and Overt Body Armor?

By Tom Bowman Body armor vests are composed of two sections– the outer carrier and the inner plates. The inner plates are the pieces that provide the actual protection, but the carrier is essential because it holds the pieces in place. The different colors and materials body armor carriers come in each have their own…

16 Things You Should Know About Court Records

By Kimberly Faber When it comes to how court records are organized, which search methods work best, and how these records can supplement an investigation, there is a lot of information out there. Nearly every investigation conference we’ve attended has had a track on court records, and we hear time and time again that the…

Private Investigator Physical Gear

By Stephanie Irvine When you work as a private investigator, you need to have the right equipment to do your job efficiently and effectively. When most people think of a private eye, they might immediately think of binoculars. And it’s not just a cliche — there are several pieces of equipment that you will need…