Once viewed as rather mysterious types who hide behind binoculars and frequently conduct dumpster dives for clues, private investigators have finally made their professional presence in the world. The truth is that private investigators have always been persistent, highly professional and intuitive in their quest for the truth. But now, we add technological advancements, such as digital forensics.
Well-informed professionals, such as business owners, attorneys and government officials are educated about the impressive skill set offered by . Our list of clients and referral sources has changed right along with the old stereotypes.
As necessary, we provide skills from “yesterday's investigations,” such as surveillance and the face-to-face interviews necessary to gather information. We add new skills, such as digital forensics, social media engineering and research via data bases which are unavailable to the general public. No matter what skills and resources are available, persistence, tenacity and creativity continue to be skills used on every case we undertake. Our impressive skills, new and old, now gain well-deserved attention.
We offer an example of a private investigator that was hired to work on a 20-year-old criminal case. As a last ditch effort to find the truth, a family member of one of two imprisoned men sought assistance from a private investigator. The case had been closed since the 1987 trial, when both men were convicted of homicide. Family members and friends had remained loyal, never believing the men were guilty.
The private investigator was hired to look at the case with fresh eyes and uncover clues where no one else found answers. During the weeks that turned into months, the investigator perused old files and evidence. He interviewed witnesses and followed up with every person connected with the case through social media, phone and face-to-face conversations. Finally, the private investigator's search for justice led him in a direction where no others had gone. During an interview with a convicted serial killer, the private investigator compiled enough evidence to re-open the case.
You see, investigations may require a wide variety of skills:
- Asset investigations and recovery
- Handwriting analysis
- Military record search
- Finding a missing person
- Counterintelligence services
- Electronic surveillance
- Bug detection or phone tap detection
- Cell phone forensics
- Digital forensic analysis
- Background investigation
The example above is one of many to remind clients that are not limited to structured expectations or limited resources. Searching for information and piecing together truths is what we commit every day to do for our clients. We offer highly professional skills and respect confidentiality.
-Brenda McGinley, CEO, All in Investigations, All in Investigations