I look for when hiring a Private Investigator?
Investigative and risk mitigation service providers
are much like attorneys and doctors. It takes years
to achieve proficiency in their field and even longer
to become a specialist at the top of their field. You
would not hire a tax attorney to represent you criminally
nor would you want a podiatrist treating your heart
condition. To receive the highest return on your investment
you need to hire a specialist to handle your investigative
or risk mitigation requirement, not a "jack of
all trades" investigative agency.
"A Jack of all trades is a master of none"
When retaining the services of The Intelligence Community,
LLC you will have the confidence in knowing that your
case will be managed with discretion and handled by
an investigative professional that is top in the their
respective investigative discipline and specializes
in their craft no matter where in the world your case
leads too. When hiring a Private Investigator you need
to ask, why am I hiring a Private Investigator? Then
when interviewing a potential Investigator ask them
what their specialty is and what their background is.
What does The Intelligence
Community LLC Investigative division specialize in?
We specialize in three investigative disciplines. Surveillance,
Background Investigations and Due Diligence. Each of
these investigative disciplines is a specialty of one
of our Lead Investigators or Managing Partners.
What if my case requires
a specialist in an investigative discipline that is
The Intelligence Community, LLC core disciplines?
Because we have a global network of vetted specialist,
you can be assured that The Intelligence Community LLC
Investigative and Risk Mitigation Division will leverage
the highest level and most experienced Investigators
to investigate every aspect of every case.
When I hire The Intelligence
Community, LLC to take on my case what can I expect
and how does it work?
First, we will conduct a free consultation to determine
your objectives and the scope of work. We will then
put together a strategic plan of action within an agreed
budget to meet those objective. Once we have we have
determined your investigative requirements and have
put in place a plan of action to achieve your goals,
we will put in place a contract that clearly states
the objective, the resources that will be brought on
to achieve that objective, and how those resources will
be utilized to achieve that objective, all within the
Once we have a signed contract in place we will bring
every available resource at our disposal necessary to
achieve the investigative objective. During the investigation
you will be in constant contact with your case manager.
We work closely with our clients during the course of
the investigation, providing them in regular updates
as to our progress to achieve the stated objective based
on years of experience. We work under the premise that
our clients play an integral and value added part in
the investigation. At the conclusion of the case you
will receive a written report documenting events and
development of the case chronologically. You will also
receive copies any evidence obtained during the course
of the investigation.
Who will handle or manage my case?
Your case will be personally managed by a member of
our Executive Leadership or one Lead Investigators.
We take great pride in the personal service we provide
our clients and never hand off case to be managed by
subcontractors. While we do utilize subcontractors at
times when an investigation calls for highly specialized
skill sets, you will always have direct access to your
case manager who has a vested interest in your case.
Will my case end up
of the news?
The law in Arizona (ARS
32-2455), as well as most other states, requires
that Private Investigators maintain the same discretion
with our clients as you would expect from your doctor
or your lawyer. We take it a step further in our contract
with a clause that states "neither party (The Intelligence
Community, LLC or it's client) will publish or offer
for public view any evidence obtained during the course
of the investigation."
What if my goes to court?
Our relationship with our clients does not end when
the investigation is over. We are always available for
questions or to testify in court. We are experienced
witnesses and know how to work with your attorney.
How much does it cost?
The cost can vary depending on client need. For instance,
a simple background investigation can be relatively
inexpensive. However, other types of investigative services
are not. It is dependent on investigative specialty
and man hours necessary to meet the investigative objective.
This is why it is important for you to speak with and
interview your Investigator, clearly establish objectives,
a strategy to achieve that objective and a budget.
Why shouldn't I just conduct my own investigation?
Many people think that because they have an internet
connection, a car and a video camera they can be their
own Private Investigator. There a few problems with
that. First, you are probably looking to achieve your
objective quickly and with discretion. Second and probably
most important, you can go to jail if you are not familiar
with the laws. For instance, if you conduct your own
surveillance, are not familiar with the laws and properly
licensed you could, in some instances, be arrested for
stalking. Third, Licensed Private investigators, especially
those who have dedicated a career to a specific investigative
discipline, know where and how to find information legally
How do I become a Private
The Licensing requirements vary from state to state.
A simple Google search for licensing requirements in
your state should take you to the licensing entities
webpage where detailed information can be found. In
Arizona, the basic qualification include you must first
work for three years for a Licensed Private Investigator
conducting actual investigations and then you must pass
a background investigations conducted by the Department
of Justice. It is important to remember that just because
someone is licensed it does not mean that they are proficient
at or specialize in your investigative requirement.