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  • 1. THE LIFE AND WORK OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN SINGAPORE www.sk.com.sg
  • 2. This eBook on the life of a private detective inSingapore and other parts across the globe issolely owned by an experienced and well-skilledexpert in this area. You are only allowed todistribute or even share the contents of this eBookeither wholly or in part but not changing anythingwithout the permission of the owner. This is due tothe fact that the owner, who is also the author, hasall the rights to this eBook. If you are found guiltyof breaching the rights to ownership of this eBook,serious penalties will be taken against you notexcluding any fines. www.sk.com.sg
  • 3. The investigation industry has been noted to grow veryfast over the last years due to the demand for theinvestigative services across the globe. This has beennoted for all the kinds of investigation services availablein the market with more and more people hiringprofessionals in this sector to undertake the same ontheir behalf. Apart from the increase in the demand forthese services and many detective institutions ororganizations being spotted in Singapore and across theglobe, so many learning institutions have also come up tooffer courses in the relevant subjects to enable thosetaking them to undertake a career in this field. This hasbeen as a result of the fact that more and more peopleare seeking to establish their careers along this line ofwork. www.sk.com.sg
  • 4. Therefore, this eBook is meant to help peopleunderstand better who a private investigator really is.What does their job entail? How can one get to be adetective? Is the job interesting? What are some of thechallenges faced by professionals in this kind of work? Isit fun being a detective? What are any personality traitsexpected of a detective if any? These are just some but afew of the questions this eBook is trying to answer. It willalso provide you the knowledge on the types ofdetectives in the market and the kind of jobs they dealwith. This information contained in this eBook will alsogive you the insight to re-evaluate yourself and determineif you need the services of a detective or even help youin the future when you might need the same. www.sk.com.sg
  • 5. COPYRIGHT INFORMATIONINTRODUCTIONWHO IS AN INVESTIGATOR?IMPORTANCE OF AN INVESTIGATORTOOLS USED BY INVESTIGATORSHOW TO BECOME AN INVESTIGATORTYPES OF INESTIGATORS & THEIR ROLESCHALLENGES THAT DETECTIVES ENCOUNTERCHARACTERISTICS OF A SINGAPORE PRIVATEINVESTIGATORWHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN INVESTIGATORCONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONABOUT THE AUTHOR www.sk.com.sg
  • 6. PIs have been in existence for over 150 years. A privateinvestigator, abbreviated as PI, is also known by two other names:private detective and inquiry agent. An inquiry agent is a qualifiedprofessional who is hired by companies, a group of people or evenindividuals to perform investigatory services for them.There are PIs who work for lawyers in their civil, capital punishmentand also criminal defense cases. Some insurance companies havetheir own private detectives and if not, they hire their services toinvestigate claims that look suspicious before paying the claimants.There are also other private detectives who have their own privatepractices and hire out their services to different people. A private detective can be hired by an investor to help them carryout investigations on due diligence on an investment firm,investment ventures, risky businesses and even on a fund managerto help them be certain that they are not investing in a Ponzischeme or being conned. Qualified and licensed investigators whohave years of experience could help save the investors fromfraudulent activities. Investigators help a partner/spouse seekingdivorce to find substantiating evidence that could help them settleissues concerning alimony, property disputes and child custody. www.sk.com.sg
  • 7. For investigators to operate legally in a lot of jurisdictions,they need to be licensed. Other countries on the otherhand, such as Indonesia, do not recognize PI licenses.This means that organizations or individuals can start theirown practice without a license. However, the PI’s can getlicenses as security specialists or licenses for consultantsin the gathering of information for the sake of legaloperations as operating any business without a license isconsidered illegal. The Investigators in such countriesmostly obtain their qualifications overseas. The PIs areallowed to carry firearms in some jurisdictions. This willdepend if the law allows or prohibits it. A number PIs,though not all of them, were former police officers, formerbodyguards, former security guards, ex-spies, and formeragents of the law. www.sk.com.sg
  • 8. Even though PIs may be involved in investigatingcriminal or illegal activities, most of them have not beengiven the authority that police officers have. The onlypowers they possess in such cases are those of citizen’sarrest and also detainment just like other citizens have.The law requires that the investigators have evidenceand detailed notes and be prepared and willing to testifyin a court of law regarding any information they may haveacquired on their client’s behalf. Care and caution isrequired as the private investigator Singapore goabout performing their work. They should at all timesoperate within the confines of their country’s laws or theymay find themselves being charged for engaging inactivities regarded as unlawful and criminal. www.sk.com.sg
  • 9. The job of PIs requires patience, resilience, tact, andlong irregular hours of work when carrying outsurveillance work and thorough investigations. Some PIsspecialize in one or a few areas of investigations. Someinvestigators deal with tracing alone. Others deal in ECM,that is, electronic counter measures; this line of workinvolves dealing with unwanted surveillance in classifiedareas such as boardrooms. The PIs locate the buggedareas of the room and gets rid of the devices. Some PIsare corporate investigators and specialize in theprotection of trade secrets and also intellectual property,anti-fraud matters, anti-piracy, investigations on duediligence, computer forensics issues and infringement ofcopyright issues. A person with a background in businessmay decide to specialize in the area of financialinvestigations. www.sk.com.sg
  • 10. There are also store private detectives who arehired to help curb the vice of shoplifting and alsoemployee theft that is very rampant in manystores. Many casinos also hire investigators tohelp them in investigating crimes, or illegalwinnings in casinos. www.sk.com.sg
  • 11. Investigators have become very important inday to life of not just people but also agenciesfor various purposes. The major or generalreason being the fact they assist their clientsdig for information that might seem not to existyet in the real sense does exist. A privateinvestigator Singapore performs a number ofservices that help different people in differentareas. Here are why they are important. www.sk.com.sg
  • 12. There are so many people who have a pending childsupport that they cannot collect. This is primarily becausethe debtors are evasive and hence untouchable in the sensethat they do not have any assets in their names, they workfor cash hence do not operate their bank accounts and ifthey have, the accounts are not in their name and they drivewith an invalid or suspended license. Trying to get a hold ofcollectable assets requires an investigator. Highly qualifiedPIs use extensive surveillance to follow the personeverywhere they go and find out where he/she works andunder the pre-text use very effective methods to get thecontacts of that person. The client, using the reliableinformation presented by the PI, can then contact therelevant authority so that they can issue garnishments. www.sk.com.sg
  • 13. Private Investigators in Singapore have proven veryeffective in helping children find their birth parents.They help re-unite families by finding a missingmember of their family. Most adoption agencies do notdisclose any information on the adopted children fromtheir organizations. This information is regarded asclassified however, qualified investigators with years ofexperience know how to get around this discreetly andobtain all the necessary information needed in finding achild’s birth parents. It can also happen vice versa incases where mainly single mothers give away theirchildren for adoption and later on look for them and tryto claim for them or even establish a personalrelationship with them. www.sk.com.sg
  • 14. More and more corporations are increasingly enlisting theservices of private detectives to help them in investigatingtheft cases in the company, crimes committed by workers,managers or shareholders, employee related issues, insidertrading, among other activities. Corporations have becomewary of closing and signing deals. They hire PIs to conductinvestigations on due diligence and perform backgroundchecks on the business partners they are dealing with.In copyright and trademark related issues; in this era of majortechnological advancements, any corporation can become avictim of some form of piracy. This is considered as theft andtherefore illegal. Big corporations and companies hire highlyqualified and experienced investigators to help theminvestigate on any trademark infractions. The Investigatorsinvestigate distributors and even manufacturers who are notauthorized to distribute or manufacture products belonging to www.sk.com.sgthe big corporations.
  • 15. Criminal defense, wrongful accusation and aidingdefense lawyers–a person that has been charged forcommitting a crime may hire a private investigator inSingapore to help them find key witnesses for their case.They may also need PIs to find incriminating evidenceagainst other people that were also involved. It also is notuncommon to find someone wrongfully accused of acrime they did commit. In a bid to prove their innocence,these people hire the services of PIs to help them get theevidence needed to acquit them of the crime. Defenselawyers in most of their court cases hire PIs to help themin their defense trials. The investigators look for evidencethat will be helpful to the lawyers in their defense. www.sk.com.sg
  • 16. PIs find absconding debtors, witnesses andalso litigation parties. Credited companies,insurance companies and banking institutionshire investigators to help them collect debtsand serve documents. They track downmissing debtors who owe banks and otherinstitutions money. www.sk.com.sg
  • 17. A private investigator in Singapore is hired bystore owners to help them spot shop lifters. They arealso hired to help curb the vice of employee theft. Inbars, PIs are hired by the owners to see whether allthe drinks ordered are being bought through thebar’s cash register machine. The PIs pose aspatrons and closely monitor the cash transactions. www.sk.com.sg
  • 18. An investigator is a person who does the work of spying onothers at a small fee. Since the work of an investigator ischallenging, it is necessary for them to have some tools thatare reliable and can facilitate their work. Apart from the tools,they also need to have the necessary personnel as well asinformers who play an important role in collecting and givingout relevant information.Some of the tools that an investigator is required to haveinclude; a camera and a voice recorder. The camera isimportant to an investigator because if they are to carry outtheir work properly, they will have to take good pictures oftheir subjects. The best camera for this kind of work musthave the ability to capture high quality pictures from farbecause in most times an investigator will have to be in hidingwhen taking the photos. On the other hand, the voice recorderthat an investigator need is essential because they will haveto record any conversations and interviews that are importantfor the success of the investigation. The recorder will also beimportant for future references like when you want to make www.sk.com.sgproper transcripts of all the conversations.
  • 19. An investigator also requires a wireless audio receiver.This tool is important to an investigator because it givesthem the ability to listen in on conversations that aretaking place some few meters from them. It is regardedas one of the best tools which an investigator must have.A card recorder is also an important tool that a privatedetective must have. A card recorder is an innovativetool that allows one to record calls that a subject makes.This tool can record all types of calls including cellular,residential and business calls.Various computer tools are also necessary for aninvestigator to succeed in doing their work. Theinvestigators require a tool like Skype which facilitatescommunication between them and their clients. Skype isalso important because it allows communication betweenpeople who are located far apart. www.sk.com.sg
  • 20. This therefore makes it easy for you to seek theservices of a foreign investigator. An investigator willalso require the service of some software tools whichmakes their work easier. You can also get softwarewhich allows an investigator to spy on the keystrokesthat a subject presses when compiling emails,browsing or chatting on the internet. This thereforeallows an investigator to access the subject’s onlineconversations and accounts. www.sk.com.sg
  • 21. A private detective works for businesses, attorneys,insurance companies and the public. The PI may be part of astaff of a large PI firm or have their own private practice.Some of the services they provide may be to find missingpersons, gather important or crucial information for theirclients, conducting investigations for attorneys in court casesand doing surveillance. For you to become an investigator,you will need the following:You need to know who is in the field as this is yourcompetition. The majority of professionals in this practice havemainly a law enforcement or military background. Other PIshave attained degrees in political science, business orcriminal justice. If you lack the experience listed, then youneed to join a detective institution. There, you will be taughtwhat it takes to be a detective and acquire essential skills.Some of the essentials are: using firearms, taking fingerprintsand writing reports. www.sk.com.sg
  • 22. You also need to become highly efficient in searchingresources available in the computer e.g. Lexis-Nexis, youneed to know how to use credit checks. These two couldby themselves land you a position in a PI firm.You need to know the requirements of the job; it isessential to have very good communication skills. Also,know the duties of PIs. Some of the duties are providinginvestigative as well as surveillance services, carryingout field surveillance, carrying out investigations forbreach of federal and also state laws, participating inmanhunts and searches, preparing records and alsoorganizing as well as maintaining them, presentingevidence in a court of law on their client’s behalf andbeing able to work closely with the client in order to close www.sk.com.sga case successfully.
  • 23. You need to acquire special skills by either being trained in aprivate detective Singapore college or by a mentor who is alicensed detective and has years of experience. These specialskills are in knowing how to work efficiently with computers.You should know how to get information from the interneteither for free or for a fee regarding the suspect’swhereabouts, their address and also their assets. You shouldalso know how to get important information useful for the casefrom the suspect’s computer and know how to carry outsurveillance using a special computer program.You can become a PI by getting employed by an investigativefirm that is licensed. Most jurisdictions require that thoseemployed in licensed investigative firms be registered with alicensing authority. Once registered by the state, you legallybecome recognized as an investigator. You should alwaysremember that to qualify as a licensed PI, it is mandatory thatyou fulfill the different licensing requirements in the jurisdictionthat you plan to work in. www.sk.com.sg
  • 24. Becoming a PI largely relies on the reputation youhave built for yourself. You need to have performedwell with worthy results and also have testimonialsto back you up. This is because clients will notsolely be convinced by your professionalqualifications. Quite a number of detectives haveclients streaming in as a result of the reputationthey have even though they do not possessprofessional qualifications.If it is mandatory to get an investigator’s license inyour jurisdiction, then you need to apply for one. Ifyou have no clue on where to get one, the localpolice station or even a well established detectiveagency could guide you on where to go. www.sk.com.sg
  • 25. Investigators have been in this profession for more than150 years. They are also known as PIs, inquiry agents orprivate detectives. A private detective Singapore is alicensed professional who is hired by corporations,establishments and the general public to provide themwith investigatory services. There are different types ofinvestigators who offer different services to their clients.Whereas some investigators specialize in one area ofinvestigation, others are trained to offer more than oneservice. This also applies to the investigative agencieswith some specializing in certain areas and others havingdifferent detectives specialized in different arenas of thisindustry. Some of the most common detective servicesyou can be provided by an investigative agency are asdiscussed below. www.sk.com.sg
  • 26. Regardless of the type of investigation, surveillance is acrucial part of all investigative services or even solutions. Thisis quite a good specialty especially for investigators who havelearnt the art of following suspects discreetly without beingcaught. Surveillance can be done by one person althoughteam work in such instances tends to produce better results.An example of surveillance work is in a case where a PI isinvestigating a worker’s comp claim to find out whether or notit is fraud. The surveillance investigator’s role in this casewould be to determine whether he/ she is in the physicalcondition that he/ she is claiming to be in. This can only beaccomplished through close monitoring of the individual at alltimes. Surveillance investigators know how to access andsearch public records for any leads that could help theircases. They also have some of the latest and bestsurveillance equipment to facilitate the collection of data oreven information. Actually, all investigators irrespective of areaof specialty, must have and know how to use the surveillance www.sk.com.sgequipment.
  • 27. These types of private investigators work just like all theothers, with their work involving surveillance of casesinvolving insurers or insurance companies and their clientswho are the beneficiaries. The investigators are charged withthe role of investigating personal or automobile accidentclaims that an insurance company is faced with. The PIs willneed to investigate and see if the people involved in accidentsare really as injured as they claim. The PI will also need toestablish if the hurt individual(s) has injuries arising out of acourse covered by the insurance company. For claimsinvolving fire or theft cases, the detective will need to find outwhether the policyholder was responsible for either the fire ortheft cases and simply wants to rip off the insurance company.This may involve questioning close friends or people who maybe involved in one way or another, checking their bankaccounts and trying to follow any leads that might be crucial.There are so many approaches that can be used to find out ifinsurance claims are legitimate. www.sk.com.sg
  • 28. These investigations cover many different areas.Detectives in this field can help corporations build up adefense case on claims of wrongful termination of anemployee. This type of PI can also investigate whethersomeone is selling or even compromising the proprietaryinformation of the company to a rival business. Otherthings that could be investigated on in this area areclaims of sexual harassment at the work place, internaltheft by management or staff, piracy and any otherproblem that the corporation may have. Whereas somecorporations have corporate detectives working for themfull time to help monitor crimes planned or evencommitted against the corporation, others only hire theseprofessionals when need be. www.sk.com.sg
  • 29. These types of detectives are highly qualifiedprofessionals who thoroughly go through allrecords of transactions in an establishment tosee if there are malpractices such as siphoningof company money or whether a department orbranch of the company is operating a Ponzischeme. Most forensic investigators specializein this area so much is demanded in order forone to be an expert in this field. www.sk.com.sg
  • 30. These are a branch of investigators who in most cases alsodouble up as a domestic private detective in Singapore. Insome domestic investigations, no court cases are involved.The clients may just want to know the truth and find closure togive them the strength, courage and push that they need tomove on or start a new chapter in their lives. Other times,spouses have court cases and need to find evidence againsttheir partners in order to win hefty divorce settlements, gainclaim to assets, get alimony or win custody of their child/children. The civil investigators are required to gather anyuseful and incriminating evidence to help their client win thecourt case. Other duties that these PIs carry out are defendinglawsuits and investigating a person’s assets, doingbackground checks for potential employees; this is howeverconsidered illegal unless the potential employee signs arelease form giving consent for a background check to be www.sk.com.sgconducted on them prior to employment.
  • 31. These PIs deal mainly with database issues. They dealwith absconding debtors who owe money to differentparties. The creditors hire the skip tracing private eye totrack down these debtors. The PIs work is to carry outsurveillance in order to track these individuals down.Many of the debtors usually owe large sums of moneyand when they run away, they may put their bankaccounts in different names, work in places that paycash, and not renew their driving license in order not tobe traced. Professional PIs with experience use whatevermeans they can to find them, find their location andaddresses and find where they work so they can servethem with the necessary paperwork to get them to pay offtheir debts or report them to the relevant authority. www.sk.com.sg
  • 32. These investigators specialize in matters of the law and sceneof crime investigations. The PIs interview suspects, witnessesand also victims if they are in a position to. The criminalinvestigators work on a number of criminal cases such asmurder cases, white-collar crimes, kidnapping, robbery andany other criminal case. The investigators have to applysurveillance techniques such as wiretapping, takingphotographs, going undercover and even tracking downstolen goods in order to get substantial and crucial evidencethat could help bring the case they are investigating to aclose. The work of these investigators also involves analyzingthe information gathered in an attempt to find logicalconclusions. Some criminal investigators may work in thecrime laboratories in order to analyze the evidence collected.After analyzing, the investigators usually write down detailedand professional reports and they may later on be required topresent their reports and any other evidence they may be inpossession of in a court of law on behalf of their client. www.sk.com.sg
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  • 34. These PIs help lawyers in their defense suits. Theyhelp defense lawyers collect evidence that could helpthe lawyers win their court cases. They also servecourt papers, track down key witnesses that may bemissing, testify before a court and even takephotographs as evidence. In addition, the legalprivate eye interview potential witnesses, victimsand police to access more information on the same.They also gather and analyze the evidence collected.Many of these PIs work for individual lawyers or arehired by law firms www.sk.com.sg
  • 35. They work in hotels, bars, casinos and even stores. Their workinvolves keeping the property of guests visiting theseestablishments safe. In stores, PIs help curb the vice of shopliftingand employee theft. The kind of investigators who help in the retailstores to monitor the place so that those who steal from them canbe caught are known as mystery shoppers. They pose as othershoppers when in the real sense they are just monitoring theactivities of those doing the real shopping. This allows them toeasily spot those trying to shoplift any items from the store. Thesetwo offenses are very rampant in stores and cause substantiallosses to the owners. In casinos, the PIs help to keep the players’winnings safe and keep petty thieves away. The investigators arealso tasked with ensuring that the players are not using illegalmeans to secure winnings. In bars, the detective private observesif all transactions are being carried out at the cash register. Theyhave the authority to apprehend petty thieves and persons trying tosteal from the hotels, bars, casinos and stores. In some of theseestablishments they are tasked with preparing the security, preventany kind or form of loss and when necessary, testify on their client’sbehalf in a court of law. www.sk.com.sg
  • 36. These kinds of detectives deal with marital issues of cheatingspouses. It is no surprise that the number of those seekingthese services is increasing on a daily basis. Due to theincrease in technology and improvement of ways of life,cheating nowadays take place through various platforms suchas mobile devices and the internet. Use of chat services hasbecome a very common means of cheaters communicatingwith their lovers since unlike other means such as mobilephones, it is quite difficult for anyone to find evidence left inthe chat programs and unless you are a professional in usingthe IT-related programs and hardware. Though, digging forsuch information is not as difficult as it might seem. Theinvestigators dealing with such matters have the relevant skillsand equipment or tools needed in order to access suchservices. Apart from finding evidence of cheating in computersystems, matrimonial investigators also trail the spousessuspected of cheating and special surveillance equipmentused to collect evidence. www.sk.com.sg
  • 37. Though these kind of Singapore privateinvestigators are few, they do exist. These arepsychics who have real life premonitions ofhappenings and in some countries across the globe,they have been trained to help solve mysteriouscrimes by identifying the real culprits. www.sk.com.sg
  • 38. Background check investigators assist bothindividuals and corporations to find outinformation on either a certain individual (s) oreven organization (s). This can be on criminalbackgrounds, financial information and anyother relevant information on the person orcompany’s past. www.sk.com.sg
  • 39. So many people are victims of various cyber crimeswith the most rampant being identity theft. Thoughthese investigators have the skills to help curb suchcrimes, all detective private professionals areexpected to have some basic knowledge of usingcomputer systems as the modern world is fastmoving towards computerized processes witheverything going online. www.sk.com.sg
  • 40. A private detective regularly faces working conditions thatare very challenging. Some of the challenges are asfollows:Private detectives’ work can be quite stressful. This isbecause their jobs involve long and irregular workinghours, spending a lot of hours outside the office doingfield work and being involved in confrontations regularly.This kind of lifestyle that always puts the detectivesunder pressure may affect their personal lives.Some investigators such as insurance or fidelityinvestigators work primarily outside their offices in veryharsh terrains that have unfavorable weather conditions.They work for extended hours outdoors when conductingsurveillance. These harsh weather conditions maynegatively affect the ability of the PIs to conduct theirinvestigations effectively. www.sk.com.sg
  • 41. Detectives have the privilege of accessing classified governmentinformation. These detectives also receive training, equipment forcarrying out investigations, vehicles to help them in surveillance andfirearms free of charge. In contrast, it’s illegal for PIs to accessclassified government data. Private detectives also have to buytheir own investigative equipment, pay for their training, pay for theirpropriety databases and find their own means of transport. Becauseof the funding differences, public investigators have an upper handwhen it comes to training and getting highly sophisticatedequipment as compared to the PIs.Detectives overwork themselves. This is because of the nature oftheir work. Their working hours are mainly dictated by the casesthey are working on and their clients. In order to crack a case, theymay be required to work from very early in the morning to very lateat night doing surveillance and undercover work. These extendedhours don’t exempt them from working the following day eventhough they may be really exhausted. www.sk.com.sg
  • 42. PIs have to go the extra mile and learn a lot about thelegal system even though they may be swamped withwork and exhausted by the long hours they have put in.This is because, they may at times be required to testifyand present credible and factual information on behalf oftheir clients in a court of law.Large investigation companies have cropped up and donot have the license requirements. They offer theirservices to the public and other establishments as well.The practice has created a situation whereby, clients donot receive very good services. This is because theseinvestigation companies have compromised on thequality of the services that they are offering. As a result,quite a number of local investigators are losing their workas clients become warywww.sk.com.sg of a private investigator sg.
  • 43. A number of government regulations such as laws onaudio and also video surveillance have widely affectedinvestigators and their work. According to somedetectives, these strict regulations are hampering themfrom carrying out investigations efficiently. The stringentlaws, according to detectives, have caused them to workmore slowly in solving cases.TV movies and drama series have given clientsunrealistic expectations of the standards that detectivesare supposed to have. In the real sense, this isimpossible to match up to. It is hard to convince theseclients, who already have an idea of what type ofequipment the PIs should have and how their casesshould be handled, otherwise. www.sk.com.sg
  • 44. Times are hard and the economy has been tough forjust about everyone. Some clients expect theSingapore Private investigator to do his/her jobwith less resources and limited funds and stillproduce the same quality work and results. Inaddition, quite a number of PIs are finding it difficultto get work regularly. Some are even losing theirclients to larger investigative firms who are able tooffer the same if not better services to clients atreduced rates. This is due to the fact that these bigfirms enjoy economies of scale. www.sk.com.sg
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  • 46. An investigator is a person who possessesmany characteristics. Some of these arenatural while others are acquired throughrelevant education. Some things like datacollection and analysis techniques are learntfrom educational institutions while others likebeing truthful are natural. www.sk.com.sg
  • 47. The personality traits of investigators are the personalcharacteristics that an investigator is required to have.These traits are behavioral and vary from one person toanotherSome of the personality traits that an investigator isrequired to have include a positive attitude. A person whohas a positive attitude is always optimistic about hischances of being successful. A positive attitude showsthe level of confidence that a person has on his or herjob. Therefore, if you want an investigator who can giveyou results, you should go for one who is positive. Theother thing that you should look out for is the ability of theinvestigator to create good relationships with those thatthey come into contact with. This strength is importantbecause as an investigator, you will need to interact withvarious types of peoplewww.sk.com.sg play a big role in who willcollecting important information for your investigation.
  • 48. You should also look at the ability of the investigatorto make friends and not enemies. This basicallymeans that the investigator should be able to relatewell with everyone they come across in a friendlymanner. A private investigator who makes enemiesrisks derailing the operation especially if one of thefriends who used to spy for him becomes an enemy.An investigator must have the ability to control hisemotions. Being able to do this is good as it allowsthe investigator to relate well with all those whomthey come across. www.sk.com.sg
  • 49. A good investigator should have good observation skills.This is because observation is the main data collectionmethod that is used here. The investigator is supposed toobserve the subjects keenly and collect the correctinformation which reflects the true situation on theground. Since not all the things that an investigator issupposed to collect can be seen in plain sight, goodobservation skills are necessary. The investigator shouldalso be a person who loves solving puzzles as most ofthe work involves complicated operations which requiresgood thinking and analysis. He or she should also loveadventures since most of their work involves travelling toall the destinations that the subject visits. Theinvestigator must also be a person who is trustworthyand reports the truth. Being truthful is one of the maincharacteristics of this profession as any small lie can leadto flawed investigationswww.sk.com.sg would be unethical. and this
  • 50. When you are looking for an investigator, there are very manythings that you need to look for. These characteristics arecommon among many investigators and some of thesecharacteristics are discussed below.One of the most important things that you should look out forin a Singapore private detective is their license. If theinvestigator works in a country that requires them to belicensed, then you should ensure that they have it. The otherthing that you should consider when you are looking for aninvestigator is the education that they have. Though mostinvestigators are not trained in this particular field, you shouldtry to find out what their area of specialization is. The bestqualified investigators are those who have some formaltraining in criminal justice or a course that is related to this.Those who have previously worked as detectives also make www.sk.com.sggood investigators.
  • 51. In conclusion, investigative services have become veryimportant in the modern world and society. At one point oranother, you will realize that you might need this service and ifnot, a family, friend, neighbor or even a mere stranger will bein need of these services. Knowing where to get the service,what to look for or expect of the service and making the rightamount of payments for the services rendered is veryimportant. Though, it is important to note that confidentialityand integrity are two major elements when considering to hirea Singapore private detective since the information handledby these professionals is very sensitive. This means that youshould go for the investigator or even agency that is known tobe trustworthy and also adheres by the code of ethics. Whenyou need any services from the private detectives inSingapore, do not hesitate to contact them. Professional orexpert services are always the best and cannot be replaced www.sk.com.sgby anything else.
  • 52. The author of this eBook is a leading privateinvestigator sg with more than 23 years of experienceand expertise in this field offering discrete investigativeservices or solutions in order to solve the problems andchallenges faced by their clients who are based not justin Singapore but also across the globe. His expertise inthis field, investigative field, is unmatched and he alsoprovides consultation services for any of his local or eveninternational clients that are based in Singapore andother countries throughout the globe respectively. He isnot just licensed by the police force in Singapore but alsogets support from more than 3000 experts in this areawho are also based in 68 worldwide countries spreadthroughout the world. www.sk.com.sg

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