Seek Recommendations and Referrals
It’s vital to get the right investigator – someone who understands your needs and is committed to getting the results you deserve. But what do you do when all you have is a list of investigators or security firms and no way to tell which one can effectively handle your case? The answer is simple: either consult with someone you know who’s hired an investigator in the past or look for referrals online. There are online directories and other resources that can help you begin to narrow down your search.
Investigations can be sensitive matters and require conscious adherence to various laws and regulations. You need an investigator who understands the legal parameters of any investigation. The best way to have confidence in any investigator’s abilities and commitment to doing things the right way is to review their credentials. Make sure that each candidate’s state licensing is up-to-date, check out online reviews, and review any other resources that can help you verify the firm’s track record. You will also need to ensure that the investigator you hire has experience in the matter you need to investigate.
Always Meet Potential Candidates
Of course, you never want to hire a private investigator based solely on online reviews and document verifications. To ensure that you have the right investigator for the job, you will need to actually meet with him or her before you decide. Remember, investigations are almost always sensitive matters, and often involve confidential information. A face-to-face meeting can help to establish trust and rapport – both of which will be essential to a good client relationship.
Properly Define the Investigation’s Parameters
Finally, don’t forget to define the parameters of the investigation. If your case could potentially involve the investigator being called to testify in a court of law, make sure that he or she is both willing and able to meet that need. Talk through the costs of the investigation so that you both understand the agreement, as well as any time limitations that may be involved.
Hiring the right private investigator can be a complex process, but there are ways to simplify that search. You can start by talking to the private investigators at ISS. Our experienced investigative professionals can provide the results you need, with the sensitivity and discretion you deserve. Begin your search for the best private investigators at International Security Services – New York City’s dedicated security experts.