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5 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator

March 15, 2018

private investigatorPrivate investigators may be hired for a variety of reasons, such as to preserve accident evidence, perform personnel background research, locate lost relatives, and generally to uncover information that busy law enforcement personnel do not have the motivation, time, or resources to find.

Maryland Security Professionals offers private investigator services in Maryland from our Annapolis headquarters and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. A business, insurance company, or individual that has questions about hiring a private investigator should consider the following five elements that are part of a professional investigative toolkit.

Private Investigators Gather Information Legally

Information that is uncovered via illegal or improper means cannot be used in legal proceedings, and collecting information illegally and attempting to use that information can lead to greater legal problems for the party that commissioned its collection. A professional private investigator will have the legal and law enforcement training and experience to gather information only via legal and proper means, and to preserve that information such that its validity and veracity are beyond reproach.   

Investigators Have Advanced Skills and Abilities

An investigation will often require keen observation skills to detect facts and patterns that a non-professional observer might miss, or surveillance abilities that do not alert a target that he or she is being watched. Many private investigators have honed these skills through years of law enforcement experience. At Maryland Security Professionals, our private investigators are trained to be objective and to avoid biases that can cause a lesser-skilled investigator to overlook or ignore critical evidence.

Private Investigators Offer Specialized Services

Specialized services provided by qualified private investigators include:

  • Locate parties to lawsuits and serve papers
  • Analyze car accident scenes to determine any underlying conditions that might have contributed to the accident
  • Follow employees to verify workers compensation claims
  • Analyze an individual’s or a business’s finances to uncover assets that can be used to pay liabilities and damages awarded in divorce proceedings and other lawsuits
  • And a range of other services!

Cooperation with Law Enforcement

Private investigators work closely with attorneys, police departments, and other law enforcement services to resolve legal matters, and to supplement official investigations. Police will appreciate the extra assistance that a professional private investigator can provide in complex or difficult cases.

Private Investigation Services from Maryland Security Professionals

Maryland Security Professionals offers private investigation services for criminal investigations, employee background checks, domestic or international asset discovery, accident reconstruction, and more. If you live in Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the mid-Atlantic region, please call us to speak with one of our private investigators about how our services can benefit you.

More information on why to hire a private investigator:

  1. HG.org: The Best Reasons Why You Should Hire a Private Investigator. https://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=42759
  2. Trustify.info: 6 Types of People That Private Investigators Do (and Don’t) Work With. https://www.trustify.info/blog/who-do-private-investigators-work-with
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