Professional Private Investigators Association of Idaho
- Our Work hours often are irregular, and the work can be dangerous.
- About a third of us were self-employed.
- Members typically have related experience in areas such as law enforcement, insurance, the military, or government investigative or intelligence jobs.
- Our members are experienced and certified in their occupation.
Our members pledge to maintain a professional environment and keep you identity and personal information totally private in all cases!
Private detectives and investigators offer many services, including executive, corporate, and celebrity protection; pre-employment verification; and individual background profiles. They also provide assistance in civil liability and personal injury cases, insurance claims and fraud, child custody and protection cases, and premarital screening. Increasingly, they are hired to investigate individuals to prove or disprove infidelity.
Most detectives and investigators are trained to perform physical surveillance, often for long periods, in a car or van. They may observe a site, such as the home of a subject, from an inconspicuous location. The surveillance continues using still and video cameras, binoculars, and a cell phone, until the desired evidence is obtained. They also may perform computer database searches, or work with someone who does. Computers allow detectives and investigators to quickly obtain massive amounts of information on individuals’ prior arrests, convictions, and civil legal judgments; telephone numbers; motor vehicle registrations; association and club memberships; and other matters.