If you decide to pursue a career as a private investigator, you should be aware of the risks involved. Although a private investigator’s income can reach $100,000, the job is not always enjoyable or simple. Seattle Private Detective has some nice tips on this. Private investigators usually work on an ad hoc basis, and they may work up to 24 hours each day. You can’t afford to take a break when you’re following someone. You’ll spend a lot of nights in a car, with a digital camera in your hands, with no time to buy food or drink.Even though this is a dangerous career, a private investigator still has to have a place to work. In fact, much of his work entails making phone calls.

Anyone interested in working as a Private Detective or Private Investigator should have a foundation in disciplines such as criminal justice and police science. A bachelor’s degree, ideally in a business-related subject, is required for most corporate investigators. Some corporate investigators are CPAs, while others have a master’s degree in business administration or a law degree. Large corporations may provide formal training to corporate investigators on business processes, management structure, and many finance-related issues. Potential employees are usually subjected to a criminal background check as part of the hiring process.

Private detectives and private investigators are required to be licenced in the majority of states. Licensing regulations, on the other hand, differ substantially. Seven states (Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, and South Dakota) have no state-wide licence requirements, while others have only a few, and still others have extremely strict standards. A rising number of states are requiring private detectives and investigators to complete obligatory training programmes. For example, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Security and Investigative Services requires private investigators to be 18 years of age or older, have a combination of education in police science, criminal law, or justice and experience equalling 3 years (6,000 hours) of investigative experience, and pass a criminal history background check conducted by the California Department of Judicial Investigation. A gun’s permit comes with additional requirements.

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McDonald & Associates: Private Investigator Seattle
5608 17th Avenue NW Suite 792, Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 309-8737