The daily life of a private investigator is far more complicated than merely digging up dirt on a cheating spouse, which is what leads to the oft-asked question; what do private investigators actually do?
Bona fide private investigators are, in fact, gatherers of information in its many forms, whether from surveillance, data or any other source, in an effort to present the truth to a client in the form of evidence that cannot be challenged in court, whether it is required in court or not.
They are hired by a variety of people and institutions, ranging from individuals to corporations and businesses, as well as prosecutors, lawyers and insurance companies.
Private investigators also work with the police services who are under tremendous strain, with desks piled high with cases, and being understaffed, they will sometimes call in a private investigator to take a case further than what they can, under the circumstances.
Because they are not bound by jurisdiction and can focus all their energy on one specific case at a time, a private investigator can assist the police with locating missing witnesses, re-interviewing those who have already been interviewed by the police, and more.
Although a private investigator in South Africa is held to a high standard ethically by the PSiRA (the governing body that oversees the industry), and they have to work within the law, they still have more freedom of movement than the police have in certain instances.
What do private investigators actually do?
It’s true that infidelity investigations can often be the top reason a PI is hired, especially in an age when affairs often start innocently enough online, only to become a full-blown, physical reality at a later stage.
However, if you look at a private investigations firm such as King Investigators, known as the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, you’ll also find that this is a full-service investigations firm, with a phenomenal reputation for delivering quality results in many other types of cases.
What it takes to be able to say that there is no case that is off-limits for owner of King Investigators, Jacques Botha, is many years’ worth of experience in the field, exceptional training, extensive knowledge, analytical abilities above the norm, communication skills on every level, as well as an ability to multi-task under tremendous pressure.
Surveillance often plays a major role in many investigations, and this is not a task for someone inexperienced and untrained. Jacques and his team are registered private investigators who are undercover surveillance specialists, having had more than enough experience in the field to ensure their safety, and that of the client.
Being able to melt into the background anywhere in South Africa, whether in Benoni, Johannesburg, Pretoria or Cape Town, is not for the faint-hearted. This is a job for professionals like King Investigators, who know the lay of this land like the back of their hands!
The ability to move from following a cheating spouse to providing a company with business intelligence services, or to provide professional polygraph tests and in-depth background checks, not to mention tracing missing people, takes everything that you can expect from King Investigators.
Want to know more about what private investigators do?
Should you be wondering whether your case is one that you should entrust to a private investigator, then you’ve come to the right place.
With integrity, honesty and quality as the bottom line commitment at King Investigators, you are welcome to contact Jacques with your questions, and to chat to him about private investigator rates.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the down-to-earth attitude you can expect from this free, confidential consultation!