- What is a Private Investigator?
- Who hires Private Investigators?
- Do Private Investigators have to be licensed?
- How do Private Investigators charge?
- How should I contact a Private Investigator?
- What types of services do Private Investigators provide?
- What happens on a surveillance case?
- What kind of report or documentation will I receive?
- What are your rates? Are they comparable with other investigators?
- Why shouldn't I just use a data broker on the internet that charges a low, one-time fee for information?
- When should I expect my investigation/case to be completed?
Q. What is a Private Investigator?
A private investigator - also known as a PI, Private Detective or Private Eye - is someone that is hired to undertake an investigation. Most states require Private Investigators to be trained and licensed. Investigators often have law enforcement and/or a military background.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. is staffed by only the most experienced and licensed Investigators who are dedicated to obtaining the results you need.
Q. Who hires Private Investigators?
Law firms, corporations, insurance companies, private parties and entities not involved with the government or police all have reasons to procure the services of a Private Investigator.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. has over 30 years of experience working with law firms, corporations, insurance companies, claims adjusters, and private parties.
Q. Do Private Investigators have to be licensed?
Most states require a Private Investigator to be licensed. Some states such as Kentucky have very strict requirements to obtain an investigative license.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. is licensed and bonded in both Kentucky and Indiana. Contact us today to see if we may be able to take your case in other states through one of our many strategic partnerships.
Q. How do Private Investigators Charge?
In the majority of cases, Private Investigators will charge an hourly rate. Hourly rates can vary. Nearly all investigators will ask for a retainer fee before taking a case.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. charges a fee based on a flat, fixed hourly rate. Contact us today for a free consultation where we will discuss the details of your case and give you an estimate of expenses involved.
Q. How should I contact a Private Investigator?
You can contact private investigators by email or phone. When contacting an investigator, if discretion is important, you should make sure that you are not using an email or a phone number that you share with others. Additionally, if you are emailing or leaving a voice-mail you should give explicit instructions as to when you would like your message returned.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. can be reached anytime day or night whichever method is most convenient for you. Click here to contact us now.
Q. What types of services do Private Investigators provide?
Private investigators offer many types of investigations. Investigators often work for law firms to gather information on civil or defense cases. Insurance companies commonly hire investigators to look into suspicious claims. Private individuals hire investigators to locate missing people, to do surveillance on spouses and for many other reasons.
A large majority of detective work is spent in the field conducting interviews or doing surveillance. Many investigators perform computer searches, conduct interviews, do background checks and make phone calls to gather data. Investigators are often asked to provide detailed reports on their findings and testify in court on behalf of their clients.
If you are looking for someone or something, most likely, a Private Investigator can help you.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. provides the following services for our clients:
Q. What happens on a surveillance case?
When conducting surveillance on a claimant or subject, the Investigator will first determine the best schedule for surveillance with you, the client. Once on surveillance, all visible activity will be recorded on videotape. Should the claimant or subject enter a public location, such as a bar or shopping center, covert videotape will be obtained whenever possible.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. will document all activity that is observed and will supply you with a copy of the video, as well as a formal written report. Our Investigators use the latest in electronic equipment and surveillance techniques in order to remain undetected.
Q. What kind of report or documentation will I receive?
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. provides you with a copy of the video obtained from our Investigator while in the field, as well as a formal written report. Both of these items are admissible in court.
Q. What are your rates? Are they comparable with other Investigators?
Our rates vary, based on the type of investigation or service required.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc.'s rates are competitive with other investigative firms both in Kentucky and nationwide. We do not have any hidden charges, such as typing fees or video copying fees. Please contact us directly here to schedule a free consultation and determine a budget for your case.
Q. Why shouldn't I just use a data broker on the internet that charges a low, one-time fee for information?
There are many data brokers on the internet that offer specials such as locating an individual for a low one-time rate. The problem with obtaining information in this fashion is that you will generally receive a list of possible historical data points that may be outdated or not the individual you are looking for. The data brokers leave the footwork up to you of determining if any of the possible matches are, in fact, the person you are trying to locate, as well as the most up-to-date and accurate information.
Kentucky Special Investigative Unit, Inc. will do the footwork and verification for you to make sure that you are receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information.