Private Investigation FAQs
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A P.I.?
We are experienced and professional fact finders. When you have questions that need answered, we are the agency you should call. With over forty years of experience investigating and solving cases it is clear that we have an extensive background in this area. As retired law enforcement officers we can let our knowledge and experience work for you. We also have extensive background in courtroom testimony and have testified in hundreds of trials and court proceedings during our tenure as detectives.
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO INITIATE A SURVEILLANCE ASSIGNMENT?
Typically, it is best when you can provide us with as much information as possible. A physical description,photo if possible, of the individual as well as a description of the vehicle they may be driving. Also, a place and time to start, as well as your reason for having the surveillance initiated.
WHAT DO I DO ONCE THE SURVEILLANCE IS SET UP?
Once the surveillance plan is set up it is incumbent upon you that you do not do anything to alert the individual of the investigation. Do not ask them too many questions or change any of your day to day routines.
HOW DO YOU FOLLOW SOMEONE?
The techniques of tailing someone are an acquired skill. When following someone we are constantly weighing several factors against each other. First, we want to stay close enough to our target to ensure we do not loose him in heavy traffic or at a traffic light.With that said, we are constantly balancing this against staying so close that we take the risk of being compromised by the target. The art of balancing these factors in a variety of situations is only done with utilizing experienced investigators. Often times it becomes necessary to utilizie a second investigator. This allows us to keep a safer distance while following our target, often times switching positions with each other thus minimizing the chances of being detected.
IS YOUR AGENCY UP TO DATE WITH SURVEILLANCE/SECURITY EQUIPMENT?
Yes, C.I.S utilizes the best and most up to date equipment in solving our client’s cases. Coupled with our extensive experience, our surveillance specialists are hightly trained on the latest, high tech, state of the art, covert surveillance systems. Our vast array of equipment ranges from standard 35MM cameras, to virtually undetectable video cameras that can be placed in your pocket or carried in your hand.
HOW FAST CAN YOU INITIATE AN INVESTIGATION?
Typically, we prefer twenty four hours notice. However, it is possible to start immediately if need be. After gathering all the pertinent information and siging the authorization forms we formulate a strategic game plan and initiate the investigation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR?
Surveillance is billed on an hourly basis plus a mileage charge. Once your case is evaluated we establish a strategy depending on your situation and needs. Once the plan is in place a budget can be established. Investigative services are payable in advance of the work being conducted. Payment can be made by credit card(over the phone), cash, or a money order.
CAN I RECEIVE A FREE PRICE QUOTE?
Absolutely, you can either call us or go on line-Case Assignment. A free, no obligation price quote will be provided for you.
WHAT EVIDENCE WILL I RECEIVE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION?
The evidence collected in a domestic surveillance case consists of a video tape of the target’s activities as well as a written report which details the targets’s actions as seen on the video tape. Both are submitted to you, or if you wish we can maintain custody of them for you pending further instructions from you.
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