Private Investigator

Private Investigator

Welcome to the exciting realm of the private investigator. You have found the most comprehensive online detective encyclopedia, detailing all facets of the professional investigation industry.  Regardless of whether you want to hire a private eye, become a private detective, learn about new tools or trade secrets as a working investigator, or are just fascinated by this colorful and interesting profession, all the information you will ever need is right here.

Are you thinking of starting, or expanding, a career in private investigation?  This web resource explains the training and licensing requirements at each step of your professional development.  The site also provides business advice to private eyes who are looking for ways of expanding their present service offerings, growing their client base and making more money.

Professional investigation equipment is always evolving to meet the demands of field work.  Our experts keep you up-to-date on the latest trends in the detective gear industry.  We also explore the world of business and home security, including the products and services which keep us all safe in our daily lives.

Investigative specialists can perform a staggering variety of services for their clients.  Here, you can read all about the various types of assignments and comprehend how each type of case profile works.  From surveillance to trial preparation to background checks to skip tracing, we cover every possible client request.  The website also teaches detectives the skills they need to please even the most discriminating personal, corporate and governmental clients.

Investigation is a diverse industry, encompassing criminal and civil cases that are handled by both law enforcement and private-sector specialists.  There are many focused disciplines in the detective arts and it is our job to profile all of them in exquisite detail.  Some of the niche private investigator professions that are explored here include: bounty hunters, repossession agents, bail bond enforcement specialists, police detectives, paramilitary contractors, private security operatives, forensic experts, bodyguards and legal process servers.

All of our topics are listed on the navigation bar to the left. Each main resource section is further divided into niche articles, which help readers to find the exact information they require.   If you cannot find what you are looking for, we have provided a website search tool in the right column. Searching the site will provide access to all of our articles, making your quest for information super efficient.

We will guide you and help you to learn all about the various investigative professions. We have written about every conceivable topic related to private investigator work and encourage you to explore this entire website in detail.

As a former professional trial preparation specialist, with over 12 years of solid experience working in the premier private investigation marketplace in the world, New York City, I head up an editorial board that is composed of some of the finest detectives in the business.

Sincerely, Sensei Adam Rostocki, Founder



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The Goals of this Private Investigation Website Include:

  • Help readers better understand exactly what private investigators do.
  • Assist readers in finding an investigator who meets their needs.
  • Teach about various methods of entering into the detective professions.
  • Categorize and explain all the niche investigation professions.
  • De-mystify the investigative arts, by separating fact from fiction.
  • Explain the legal use of private eye equipment and surveillance tools.
  • Provide information on a variety of private detective associations.
  • Document the history of investigation and detectives in the media.



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