Private investigators conduct investigations for clients and prepare evidence for court proceedings. They are often involved with matters of insurance, missing persons and character enquiries. They may hold licences or perform the duties of a process server or private bailiff.
Duties & Tasks
Private investigators may perform the following tasks:conduct surveillance and maintain recordsseek missing persons and locate witnessestake videos or photographs for use as evidencework undercover in organisations to gather specific informationgather information for use in legal proceedingsconduct asset and liability checksinvestigate the theft of private or commercial propertyprovide advice about corporate and personal securityinvestigate insurance or worker's compensation claimsprepare reports of investigationstake statements from witnesses.
Private investigators work indoors in offices and outdoors conducting surveillance. They may need to travel locally or interstate and often work outside of office hours.
- good communication skills good observation skills able to work independently or as part of a team able to accept responsibility of sound character, with no criminal or other convictions that would prevent you from getting a private investigators licence.