For Private Investigators and their clients, gathering and processing evidence can prove to be essential towards securing a positive outcome in a multitude of cases. Criminal defense cases may hinge on video, pictures, or records that law enforcement may have overlooked or ignored. Divorce or custodial cases can be decided based on emails, social media posts, and financial records that few inside or outside of the PI field are adept at collecting. In a similar manner, both plaintiffs and defendants in civil suits require an investigator proficient in tirelessly pursuing key pieces of proof to strengthen their client’s case and cast doubt on that of their opposition. [Read more…]
Okay, this is a little bit of a rant and a little bit of a public call to attention! Abusing the NCIC database results in drastically different consequences depending on whether the offending party is a public or private sector investigator. Last week as I was going through some posts in one of my Facebook groups, I came across the post listed below which pointed out the glaring difference:
Lets face it, we live in a digital world. Almost everything in our life is connected to the information highway now. Smart cars, smart phones, and now even smart homes! We can instantly know what our bank account balance is just from a few clicks on our smart phone. We can adjust the temperature in our house with a few clicks on our smart phone. Along with all of these conveniences also comes certain threats to our assets, the belongings that we have worked hard to accumulate and enjoy, and to our families. There are people out there that would rather engage in scams to take what honest hard working people have earned, as opposed to earning it themselves. The purpose of this article is to give the consumer a few tips on how to protect their hard earned assets from con artists. [Read more…]
In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks detailing NSA bulk data collection techniques, warrant-less wiretaps, and other Orwellian-like practices, many people feel as though the tools the US federal government are utilizing in these endeavors are some advanced out-of-reach form of technology. While there is no private sector alternative to wiretaps, many people are not aware of the fact that the same databases that they hear about government agencies such as the National Security Agency using, are the databases that have been used by skilled private investigators for years.
From the beginning, Rick Gurley and his private investigation agency have been sought after by people wanting to get into the private investigation business. And Rick has always been receptive to training investigators how to get into the business, how to set up a private investigation agency, and even how to successfully conduct private investigations. [Read more…]