Lookout Investigations believes experience matters and suggests clients check references before hiring an investigations firm. We will gladly provide professional and legal references.
Our experience includes more than 3,000 personal, civil and criminal investigations. And nearly 30 years experience (15 years as a licensed California private investigator).
How to investigate your PI? Start with some solid tips:
- Does the person who will actually work your case personally have a state license. (Hint: The lower the number, the longer the PI has been in business.) Make sure the license holder — not some intern or investigator in training — will actually work you case.
- Will they provide verifiable references (some PIs hide behind client confidentiality when asked for client references. The truth is most satisfied clients will gladly provide a reference.) Please see our “Kind Words” section for examples.
- Can you verify their experience (beware of vague claims of “law enforcement experience” or “military training.” Ask what agency they worked for, if they were “sworn officers” and whether their duties actually included investigation. Ask for a badge or unit number and a supervisor’s name. Ask why they left the agency!)
What does a private investigator do?
Private detectives and investigators find facts and analyze information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, including verifying people’s backgrounds, tracing missing persons, investigating computer crimes, and protecting…
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