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Working with a Private Investigator

3 Things to do when working with a PI that will maximize your experience

GIVE YOUR PI ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE UPFRONT What a PI needs is everything that you know.  What you tell your PI is his starting point.  So let him start as far ahead as possible.  Here’s a short list of the kinds of things to provide to your ...
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Become a PI

USEFUL CAREERS TO BECOME A TEXAS PI

By Dave Amis People often ask what careers are best for those that are wondering how to become a Texas Private Investigator.   There are a number of skills that are useful in our world, from sales to accounting to sketching to research – so there are many ways to become ...
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Become a PI

DO I NEED TO BE A COP TO BECOME A PI?

By Dave Amis, Strider Investigations, Inc. An important question that often comes up is whether one needs to be a cop to be a good Private Investigator.  The answer is no. But…cops do have advantages when it comes to dealing with hardened criminals, investigating, and doing surveillance.  So one might ...
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Fact VS Fiction

Top 7 Myths about Private Investigators

TOP SEVEN MYTHS ABOUT PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS As a PI, I often encounter people with unusual ideas about private investigators.  Here they are in no particular order. PI’s can find anyone on the planet and you don’t even need to give them much information.  It took 10 years to find Bin ...
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Become a PI

HOW TO REALLY BECOME A PI – Part 3

(Making Your Game Plan) This article will dive deeper into developing your plans to become a Texas Private Investigator.  It answers the question, “How to become a PI?” Let’s review one thing first—any serious investigator will be good at SURVEILLANCE or OSINT or both. So start there. There are opportunities ...
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Become a PI

DO I NEED TO BE A COP TO BECOME A PI?

How to Become a PI Part 1 How to Become a PI Part 2 How to Become a PI Part 3 An important question that often comes up is whether one needs to be a cop to be a good Private Investigator. The simple answer is no. But cops have ...
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Financial Crimes Cases

What to Do if Someone Stole Your Inheritance

Investigating a Stole Inheritance There are a lot of ways this can happen.  So the first question is how did it happen: Did someone forge the will document? Did the deceased not include you, but they should have? Was probate was closed and you didn’t get a chance to object? ...
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A PI's View of Policing

Don’t Defund The Police, Double The Police!

Download the PDF version of this post here. The answer to safe cities with police that people can respect is so simple, you’ll understand it as soon as I share it.  But first… HOW DID WE GET HERE? Since 1829 when London established the first uniformed police force, they had ...
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Become a PI

HOW TO REALLY BECOME A Private Investigator – Part 1

(Getting Started) By Dave Amis I’ve always been impressed with the variety of people who make it as PI’s. From single moms to veterans to introverted computer geeks to that person who has been watching PI shows and thinking they could become a private investigator if they only had the ...
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Financial Crimes Cases

6 Types of Financial Predators

What is a Financial Predator? There are six primary types of financial predators.  Within each type are multiple sub-types that specialize in a particular type of financial crime.  There are also 3 classes which relate to the amount of danger they bring.  Knowing your type will help you address what ...
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Become a PI

HOW TO REALLY BECOME A PI – Part 2

By Dave Amis In part 1, we identified the best way to become a PI if you have few skills—learn Surveillance and OSINT and work fidelity cases! But what if you already have experience in criminal investigations, or that’s where your heart lies? You already have some investigative tools if ...
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Working with a Private Investigator

5 Differences between TV and Real PI’s

Private Investigators VS TV Shows While old films are great, PI has evolved. TV PI’s solve their cases quick.  Each step of the case happens right after another.  Real PI’s work cases for weeks or months and sometimes years.  Real PI’s may have to sit on surveillance for 10 hours ...
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