DETECTIVES & INVESTIGATORS

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Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyse information about legal, financial, and personal matters. Capesecure’s “Detectives and Investigators” offer many services, including verifying people’s backgrounds, finding missing persons, and investigating computer crimes.

Duties
Our private detectives and investigators typically do the following:

  • Interview people to gather information
  • Search records to uncover clues
  • Conduct surveillance
  • Collect evidence to present in court
  • Verify employment, income, and other facts about an individual
  • Investigate computer crimes and information theft

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Our private detectives and investigators offer many services for individuals, attorneys, and businesses. They may perform background checks or look into charges of theft. They might even be hired to prove or disprove infidelity in a divorce case. Our team is equipped to handle cases of all size and look at each case individually ensuring the most effective solution.

Private detectives and investigators use a variety of tools when researching the facts in a case. Much of their work is done with electronically, allowing them to obtain information, such as telephone numbers, social networking-site details, and records of a person’s prior arrests. They make phone calls to verify information and interview people when conducting a background investigation.

Investigators may go undercover to observe suspects and to obtain information, keeping the integrity of the investigation.

Detectives also conduct surveillance when investigating a case. They may watch locations, such as a person’s home or office, often from an inconspicuous position. Using various hand-held devices, video cameras, binoculars, and GPS tracking, detectives gather information on persons of interest.

Detectives and investigators must be mindful of the law when conducting investigations. Because they lack police powers, their work must be done with the same authority as a private citizen. As a result, they must have a good understanding of federal, state and local laws, such as privacy laws, and other legal issues affecting their work. Otherwise, evidence they collect may not be useable in court.

The following are examples of types of private detectives and investigators:

Computer forensic investigators specialize in recovering, analycing, and presenting information from computers to be used as evidence. Many focus on recovering deleted emails and documents.

Legal investigators help prepare criminal defences, verify facts in civil law suits, locate witnesses, and serve legal documents. They often work for lawyers and law firms. Corporate investigators conduct internal and external investigations for corporations.
Internally, they may investigate drug use in the workplace or ensure that expense accounts are not abused. Externally, they may try to identify and stop criminal schemes, such as fraudulent billing by a supplier.

Financial investigators may be hired to collect financial information on individuals and companies attempting to do large financial transactions. These investigators often are certified public accountants who work closely with investment bankers and other accountancy’s. Investigators might search for assets to recover damages awarded by a court in fraud and theft cases.

Store detectives, also known as loss prevention agents, catch people who may attempt to steal merchandise or destroy store property.