So, what can a Private Investigator do in Vancouver BC? There are many different fields a Vancouver Investigator can work in. However, the two most common areas a Private Investigator in Vancouver would work in is surveillance regarding BC insurance fraud and domestic investigations. This would entail static surveillance in a vehicle and mobile surveillance, both in a vehicle or on-foot.
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However, insurance fraud and domestic investigations are not the only fields a Vancouver PI will work in. Some other common fields are,
Covert Video (CCTV) Installation & Monitoring
Locates or Skip Tracing
Counterfeit, Trademark, and Patent Investigations
Interviewing and Statement-Taking
TSCM (Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) - eavesdropping & bug detection
Network & Data Cyber Security
Accident Investigations & Reconstructions
Asset Recovery Investigations
How Does a Vancouver Private Investigator Become an Expert?
A rookie in any of the Vancouver investigative fields or disciplines is an individual who has less than 2400 hours of experience and training. Once a Vancouver PI achieves 2400 hours of experience, they will have the confidence and expertise to work by themselves. When a Vancouver Investigator acquires over 10,000 hours of experience in a given PI field, they are considered to be proficient in that particular field or discipline. Due to the many disciplines in the industry, it would take many years of hard work and effort to master them all. Most Vancouver Private Investigators choose to specialize in a few fields rather than trying to become experts in all areas.
A rookie Vancouver PI, no matter how smart, must learn through experience. PI training is an excellent way to build a solid foundation; however, to become fully capable a novice Vancouver Private Investigator will need investigative experience. The learning curve is defined by specific skills one can only obtain by working in the Vancouver professional investigative industry.
A Vancouver Private Investigator with experience will have a better ability to predict situations and know what info to lookout for. A rookie Vancouver Private Eye is more likely to experience tunnel vision of thought and action due to stress and other contributing factors. These factors will contribute to the rookie missing details that a more experienced Vancouver Investigator would have spotted and leveraged to move the investigation forward.
The experienced Vancouver Private Investigator will have seen many typical situations in a particular field and will adapt their methods as they apply knowledge from past experiences.
In the PI profession, Vancouver Private Investigators will never stop encountering new situations that will act as education opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills. If they ever arrive at a point in their career when they believe that they can do no wrong, they will be reminded that this is a lifelong journey. The Vancouver Private Investigator draws from the past, uses that information in real time to make calculated decisions and anticipates things yet to happen. Effective experience-based decisions will benefit the client and shape the Vancouver Private Investigator's reputation.
At the 10,000 hour mark, a Vancouver Private Investigator is considered a master in whatever PI field they obtained those hours. They will have encountered nearly every situation imaginable in that field and have a vast repository of experiences to work with. When a new situation does occur, the master Vancouver Private Investigator will be able to apply the Private Eye knowledge gained from past experiences to the new situation. Furthermore, the master Vancouver Private Investigator will not be susceptible to tunnel vision and will be able to think clearly in new situations, even intense ones.
About the Author
Peter Sandru is an Instructor & Co-Founder of NDIL with over 15 years as a Professional Vancouver Private Investigator. Peter has spent more than a decade conducting investigations and security operations throughout the world, primarily for corporations, law firms, and government agencies. Peter has assisted in the creation of numerous investigative & security training programs in various capacities.