Private detectives or investigators find and analyze facts and information, which may range from legal to financial to personal information depending on the needs of their employer (which may be individuals or companies). Their day-to-day tasks may include conducting surveillance on suspects, researching financial and criminal actions against individuals, doing background checks, gathering and reviewing documents, and following an individual's movements to gather information. Other tasks may include assisting in catching sexual predators, helping recover lost assets, and assisting in forensic investigation.
Private Detective or Investigator Tasks
Analyze data and prioritize work to produce results.
Document tactics, resulting information and information gaps.
Conduct research on the internet and through the phone to identify people and their locations.
Investigate potential fraud, for instance, insurance fraud.