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 records
seek missing persons and locate witnesses
take videos or photographs for use as evidence
work undercover in organisations to gather specific information
gather information for use in legal proceedings
conduct asset and liability checks
investigate the theft of private or commercial property
provide advice about corporate and personal security
investigate insurance or worker's compensation claims
prepare reports of investigations
take 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.