Check these qualities before you hire a private investigator

There are private investigators, and then there are private investigators, and the distinction between the two halves of the same thing will be in the credentials that the private investigator is able to present to you.

If you make the mistake of hiring a private investigator that isn’t licensed, you’ll have no recourse should any of his investigative tactics lead to evidence that is tainted due to the manner in which it’s been collected.

The full report you expect from the private investigator you have hired will have required minute attention to detail in analysing any data and information that is collected, which is where a lot of investigators fall short of the mark.

Any information or evidence has to be traced in compliance with strict industry standards for it to be of any value at all, especially if it’s to be used in a court case.

A knowledge of the law is another prerequisite for private investigators, in order to be able to present to any court of law evidence that is irrefutable and is of such a standard that the investigator seldom has to appear in court himself.

When you hire King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg you will immediately know that ethics and honesty are values that underpin all investigations carried out by this professional team of private investigators, living up to all the aspects of everything discussed above.

Qualities to look for before hiring a private investigator

  • Experience

Nothing beats experience in the world of private investigations!  An inexperienced private investigator can endanger the entire investigation and even drag the client into the same danger, especially in undercover operations.

For instance, if an investigator is following a cheating spouse and he is detected by the person under investigation, it will alert that person to the fact that his or her spouse has hired a private detective, which is when it could become dangerous for the client.

  • Trust in confidentiality

If you don’t feel that you can trust your private investigator to treat your information and investigation with absolute confidentiality you’re probably right.

A private investigator should be able to reassure you that your information is kept securely, in other words, that it’s kept off-site of his office in a secure location so that there is no chance that it can be stolen in a robbery.

  • Established networking

Private investigators don’t work in a vacuum on their own.  They need to have built up a trusted network of contacts that are available to provide outside resources that may be required during an investigation.

This networking includes those who are able to gain access to information not freely available even to investigators, and may even include working with and assisting the local police.

  • Diligence

Diligence and a doggedness to pursue every avenue of investigation to the point of exhaustion is an essential quality that should be second nature to any great private investigator.

This is the stuff that makes an investigator dig deeper when it seems that there’s nowhere else to go, because it is often at this point that the breakthrough finally happens.

  • Instinctive judgement

Finely tuned instincts lead to an ability on the part of a private investigator to adapt to changing circumstances quickly and to think on his feet, especially when it comes to undercover surveillance when anything can, and often does happen.

  • Communication

As the client, you’ll want to be kept up to date with the investigation and to have an open line of communication with your investigator. You’ll already know you’ve chosen the right investigator at your first meeting based on the openness of his communication with regard to everything to do with handing the investigation for you, which will continue throughout the investigation.

All these qualities and more are clearly evident at King Investigators

If you’d like to find out more about what it’ll be like to work with consummate professionals, contacting King Investigators will answer all your questions to allay any doubts you may have about hiring a private investigator in South Africa.

This is a team that has the highest level of credentials to bring to your case, so that by the time you receive your final report it’ll be wrapped up neatly with evidence that’ll make sure you come out on top, whether in court or for private purposes.