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The world today is full of many hidden dangers and crimes ranging from fraud and internal theft to domestic related issues. Having the resources to handle these issues and minimizing risk can provide peace of mind. One resource to be as prepared as possible in preventing these threats is to hire a private investigator.

What a Private Investigator Does

Private investigators are trained professionals for hire who work to uncover and search for information related to legal, financial or even personal matters. Their work can be done in different places depending on what the case calls for with some spending more time in office doing research while others work in the field conducting interviews and performing surveillance. Typically, they are former law enforcement or military or in fields that have similar training or backgrounds.


When You Should Hire a Private Investigator

It can be difficult to determine when it is the right time to hire a private investigator. Do you feel like your employees may be guilty of fraud? Is your spouse cheating on you? Do you know if your potential new hire has been honest in regard to their background? These would all be questions a trained private investigator could answer for you.


Having an initial consultation could help determine if there is sufficient reason to hire an investigator. Here are four important questions you should ask to help find the right private investigator for your circumstances.


What Is Your Background?

When hiring an investigator, it is important to hire someone with experience related to the type of case or issue you may have. During your consultation ask about previous experiences working on similar cases, how the investigation was handled and what services were provided. Ask for references if possible. It’s best to hire an investigator with experience working in law enforcement or investigations.


Do You Have Any Training or Certifications?

Although it isn’t necessarily a requirement to be licensed in the field, it helps provide credibility to those who are. Some of the training private investigators can go through include undercover operations, computer forensics, installation and servicing GPS tracking systems and interview and interrogation techniques. ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) offers certifications ranging from Physical Security Professional (PSP®) to Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) for those in the field of private investigations or security solutions.


Will This Case be Kept Confidential?

The last thing you would want is to have someone you are investigating notified that they are under surveillance. It is also important to make sure that any information kept between you and the investigator is kept private and they won’t disclose information that shouldn’t be shared. Ask them about situations and circumstances that would allow you to keep your case confidential.


What Is Your Cost?

Nobody likes to hire a service only to be surprised with hidden charges later on. Get transparency about the costs associated with services rendered and how much you can expect to pay.


Hire a Licensed Private Investigator in the Central Ohio Region from HSI Security

HSI Security is the leader for private investigators in a 90-mile radius from Dayton, Ohio. Our licensed and trained agents have over seventy-five years of experience in law enforcement, U.S. military special operations and private investigation. Our agents attend numerous hours of training each year to maintain high standards of quality for your needs.


We work to provide you with some of the best results available for any type of investigation you may need.


If you need a private investigator, please contact HSI Security today to schedule a discovery consultation.

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