What is a private investigator?
So what is a private investigator? The basic definition is a detective who carries out investigations on behalf of private clients such as law firms, insurance agencies, corporations, private individuals, courts and other entities. Most private investigators have a relevant background in some type of legal field such as law enforcement, federal, paralegal, criminal justice, etc. that gives them the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for the cases that may come their way.
Typically a private investigator will do all of the legwork for you in finding out information (written, visual, audio) that is buried, hard-to-find, or needs legal documentation. A private investigator has access to in-depth background investigation programs and police grade data bases, as well as access to high-quality equipment, including cameras, video equipment, generation 3 night vision, and GPS tracking. Our investigators backgrounds in law enforcement and federal agencies gives us the experience necessary to pick apart an investigative report related to a case (criminal or civil) to be sure that all of your legal rights were recognized as well as all legal barriers were strictly followed. We have access to experts in every field we work in and are able to quickly and efficiently obtain evidence and information to support our reports.
Being a private investigator is not at all like you see in the movies; at times it can be long, boring hours of sitting and watching nothing, just to do it all over again the next day just for a few minutes of video. Equally, it could be long days of pouring over every word, picture or video of discovery in a large criminal case. Like any job it has its highs and lows but if you have the right mind set it can be very rewarding and satisfying.
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My name is Chris Monroe and I am the Owner/Manager of Special Investigations Group. I have been a licensed Private Investigator in the state of Texas for over 11 years.