Finding a good private detective
Protect yourself and take a moment to follow our tips for help finding a good private detective, and for best practice on hiring a local private investigator detective.
Alternatively call us on 0800 233 5711 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.
When you’re dealing with any business on the Internet it pays to find out as much as you can about who you are really dealing with – after all, you could be just about to hand over some very personal or sensitive data about yourself and your circumstances.
When finding a good private detective or looking for a local private detective you can: Check the agency ICO registration number, is active and current? ico.org.uk. Complete some on-line research on the agency. Is there any negative information about the agency? Do they have any awards - have they been featured in any National Press.
Check the business registration details, you can also complete a check on their website.
Is the detective agency experienced? Ask the detective how much professional training and experience they have and how they came to be a private detective. Many detectives, likes those at Watkins Ward Group Investigations, are ex- law enforcement or military and bring with them skills from their previous profession.
What field of investigation do they specialise in? You may need to hire a detective with specialist skills, for example in surveillance, tracing people or fraud. Others may have more experience of matrimonial enquiries, personal injury and work place absence.
Also ask if all work will be completed in house or outsourced, it’s important to know who’ll have access to your confidential information.
Verify the agency, for example does the investigation company appear in other directories listing the same address.
Does the investigator have proper insurance? - Professional indemnity insurance is part and parcel of running a legitimate agency business, so ask your investigator about their cover. Ask for the registration number.
Choosing the best investigator for you - Using our tips above combined with your judgement should help you hire the best detective for you. Do you need more information? Call us on 0800 233 5711 24/7 for a free and confidential telephone consultation.
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