When people think of a private investigator, they usually think of someone from the movies, say an old film noir that depicts a man wearing a fedora, working out of a seedy office. In fact, a PI is a professional investigator, usually someone who is a former law enforcement officer with years of experience.
What does a private investigator do? Most of a PI’s work is not very glamorous and more often involves pouring through public records or surfing on the Internet than hiding in alleys with a camera equipped with a telescopic lens. Some of what a private investigator does include:
- Running background checks for employers: If a business is hiring someone for a sensitive position, it will want to know that the prospective employee will not prove to be trouble if he or she is hired.
- Working with lawyers during a civil action: Evidence, when you are stuck in a lawsuit, can be the difference between winning and losing in court, especially if the case involves a divorce.
- Checking out a spouse or potential relationship partner: If you think your spouse is cheating or if you are not so sure about that person you met at the club, a PI would be of great use investigating the person to make sure he or she does not have any skeletons in their closets.
- Finding missing persons: In a perfect world, law enforcement should be able to track down a runaway child or a missing spouse. But police departments are often stretched thin, and if such cases are not resolved quickly, they can be relegated to the cold case file. In such an instance, you can hire a PI to keep up the hunt and find that loved one who has gone missing.
If you need a reliable and trustworthy private investigator, contact the team at Same Day Process Service to get started today.