Private Investigator Course

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R 250.00

Course Description

This demanding Private Investigators Course is designed for those who wish to embark on a career as a Private Investigator. All the required skills in order to work as an Investigator will be taught. The training empowers course participants to start a career in the Private Investigation Industry.

This Private Investigators Course covers all the areas of investigation you are ever likely to encounter. You are provided with the knowledge necessary to establish a private investigation agency to approach clients with confidence and to complete assignments professionally.

In addition to private clients, many companies – including solicitors, insurance companies, legal firms, Banks and even Social Welfare require the services of private investigators so, once you have completed this course you will no difficulty in offering your services to a wide variety of prospects.

Course Outline

1 - Introduction to Private Investigations

· Sources of Work

· Qualities of Private Investigator

· Consumer Research

· Surveillance Equipment

· Legislation

· Irish Constitution

· Criminal Law and Surveillance

· Comparison Privacy Legislation between some countries

2 - Surveillance

Introduction to Surveillance
Surveillance Equipment
Domestic Surveillance
Insurance Surveillance
Commercial Surveillance
Pilferage of Stock by Staff
Pilferage of Cash by Staff
Vetting Staff
Theft of Commercial Secrets
Property Surveillance
Initiative Surveillance

3 – Tracing People

Keeping Records
Correct Name
Client's Wishes
Sources of Information
Address Verification
Tracing Adoptive Families
Tracing Missing Persons

4 – Law for the Private Investigator

Civil Law
Contact Law
Process Serving
Invasion of Privacy
Criminal Law
Law Reform Commission

5 – Getting Started as a Private Investigator

· Registering a Business Name

· Business Types

· Marketing Yourself as a Private Investigator

· Dealing with Clients

· Setting Up Your Office

· Employing Staff

· Interviewing

6 - Checking Records and People

· Checking Records and People

· Vital Statistics

· Public Welfare, Social Service Agencies and State Unemployment Offices

· Investigative On-Line Services

· Accessing Restricted and Private Records

· Developing, Managing and Handling Contacts

· Checking Out People

· Types of Background Investigations

· Searching Public Records and Sources of Information

· Personal Sources of Information

· Asset Investigation

· Collection Procedures

· Business and Criminal Intelligence Investigation

7 – Interviewing, interrogating & Taking Statements

· Interviewing

· Interrogation

· Interrogation Techniques

· Signs of Lying

· Bluffing

· Types of Statement

· Preparing a Written Statement

· Preparing a Tape-recorded Statement

8 - Marital Investigations

· Marital Investigations

· Infidelity - the Reasons Behind the Investigation

· Pre-investigation Phase

· Establishing Trust with the Client

· Meeting with the Client

· Third Party Information

· Starting the Surveillance

· Taking Photographs

· Protecting the Client

· Communicating with Your Client

· Submitting Your Report

· Equipment Used in Marital Investigations

9 - Employee Theft

· Employee Theft

· Reasons for Employee Theft

· Common Factors

· Types of Embezzlement

· Investigation

· Theft of Merchandise

· Methods of Internal Theft

· Pilfering

· Theft Evaluation

· Conduct the Investigation

· Guidelines to Preventing Losses from Embezzlement

· Undercover Operations

· Types of Undercover Business Assignments

· Roping

· Identifying Dishonest Employees

· Tips for Retail Store Operations

10 - More about Surveillance

· Photography

· Types of Surveillance

· Surveillance Equipment

· Conducting a Fixed Surveillance

· Motor Vehicle Surveillance

· Video Surveillance

· Surveillance Methods

· Selecting a Surveillance Vehicle

· Vehicle Surveillance Techniques

· Two Risks That Jeopardise Success

· Vehicle Tracking Systems

· Foot Surveillance

· Some "Do's" and "Don'ts" of Surveillance

· Field Notes and Reports

11 - Writing Reports

· Writing Reports

· The Investigator’s Report

· Hearsay, Opinion, Vague Language, and Other Errors

· Report Preparation

· Report Writing Tips

12 - Testifying in Court

· Testifying in Court

· Emotional and Physical Reactions

· Common Questions

· How to give “Responsive” Answers

· Attacking Your Report

· Bluffing

· Asking Non-Questions

13 - Finding Missing Persons

Finding Missing Persons
Conducting the Investigation for a Missing Adult
The Runaway Juvenile
Child Abduction by Paedophiles
Parental Abduction Investigation
Interdependent Roles of the Investigator and Others
Adoptee/Birth Parent Investigations


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