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The Integrity of a Modern Private Investigator

For many people, the term, ‘Private Investigator’ is enough to leave them thinking about awkward meetings in a seedy neighborhood, or run down office. Others might envision losing their hard-earned money to a private investigator that is more interested in getting paid than uncovering the truth. The modern day private investigator is nothing like the …

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Top 5 Investigative Research Techniques

There are many investigative research techniques that private investigators put to use when working on a case. While some of these techniques might seem straightforward, a private investigator in Canada needs to really understand the pros, cons, when, and how-to of each. For example, a really great private investigation company can provide many different services …

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When to Hire a Corporate Investigator

As a business owner you may not think that there is a place for a corporate investigator. However, there are many instances where an investigator is a highly valued asset to a corporation and their work is essential to the well-being of the business. Here are some examples of where a corporate investigator can be …

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Tales from a PI: Elder and Teenage Activity Checks

  Although this may seem like a strange concept for people to understand: having their children or elderly family members followed. However, it can be beneficial to determine if the elderly are safe and mentally sound, to ensure they are not being taken advantage of if they are in care. Activity checks can also monitor …

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Witness Statement & Witness Interviews

Investigations During an investigation, our private investigators specialize in conducting investigative interviews. We have a team of retired police detectives, military, and RCMP experts to assist in all witness interview or interrogation needs. The Smith Investigation Agency can assist with pre-investigative interviews, independent witness, investigation interview, prepare a witness for defense, interviewing suspects, locate a …

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Private Investigation in Ontario

A private investigator is a licenced, trained individual who conducts investigations to collect information and uncover facts on behalf of a private client. Private investigators may operate independent investigation firms, be employed by a private investigation agency, or work in-house for a business such as a law firm or insurance company. Private investigators collect information …

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The term “Private Detectives” in Ontario, and why it’s illegal!

Private “Detectives” In Ontario: Private “Detectives” In Ontario: I receive nearly a dozen calls a week with individuals in search of a “Private Detective in Ontario“. Even though some people are familiar with the term “Private Detective” legally in Ontario, we are not allowed to claim ourselves as “Private Detectives.” We are licensed under the …

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What Private Investigators Do!

Have you ever thought about Private Investigators? Do your thoughts run to the show “Cheaters & Cheating Spouse’s”? Well, that’s far from what the Investigative industry is. Private Investigators spend a substantial amount of time working on Insurance & Litigation Investigations, Corporate & Risk Management Investigations, Legal & Civil Investigations, and Investigative Research, i.e., Skip …

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