In this article we will list the requirements that one must meet in order to become a private investigator.
First of all, it must be understood that the detective profession is very different from what we see in various films. There is no school in which private investigations are taught. Usually most detectives are former police officers who after retirement have opened their own private investigation agency. From there, some of the staff are trained and then they in turn open an office. In case one starts their own private investigation business they have to be licensed by the Ministry of Civil Protection. This license is renewable but is revoked if there is a violation of the legal framework. So there must be great care in the movements of a detective during an investigation.
How to be a detective?
Let’s talk about the skills that a potential private researcher should have. Increased observability is one of the most important characteristics. He must be able to discern even the smallest detail. This detail could be an important element in solving a case. In addition, his memory must be in excellent condition. In every new discovery a very good memory enables the association of new evidence with existing evidence.
Thus, the investigation proceeds rapidly and gets closer to a solution. As far as information is concerned, the detective must believe only his ears and his eyes. He must always be skeptical and cross-check the information he receives from his sources. It is also very important to have a large circle of associates whom the detective can trust. Information is not easily obtained which is why partners are vital.
One of the most important factors in this profession is confidentiality. For clients to trust an investigation agency, it is necessary that sensitive personal data is never disclosed. If such information is leaked, there is a possibility that the client will be exposed to risk, whatever that risk may be. Moving forward, many times cases can go on for a long period of time. Patience and perseverance are therefore of paramount importance. In order to get the desired results, the detective must be patient and not make hasty or careless moves.
Another part of the profession that needs to be taken into account is risk. Cases differ from one another in their nature. Some cases may not be dangerous but in some others lives may be at risk. Each individual investigation must be treated with the utmost seriousness. This must be adhered to so that no one is exposed to danger such as partners, clients or even the detective himself.
As times progress, so does technology. A private researcher must be familiar with modern technological tools. Their proper use can facilitate a research and dramatically increase the success rate. Very often software is used to retrieve data from devices to find any deleted messages. Other times suspicious activities are detected using mobile phone tracking software. In general, modern methods must be used to solve modern problems.
To conclude the answer to how to become a detective, experience is very important. Working alongside an experienced private investigator gives you the necessary experience. How to proceed in certain situations, what to look out for, what evidence to use without burning it. This process takes many years before one can say that one has the necessary experience. It goes without saying that, as in all professions, if one does not love what one does, one will not become good at it.
“The above text may be indicative of practices and methods used in the past. Some tactics and methods may now be applicable under the new law 5005/22 concerning the procedure for the removal of privacy of communications, cybersecurity and protection of personal data of citizens.”