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Witness Statement & Witness Interviews

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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 reluctant witness, assist in harassment investigations, assist in workplace investigations, victim statement, interviewing witnesses, and investigative interviewing while using police interrogation techniques and police interrogation tactics.

Harassment Investigations:

If you have a manager or employee, who interviews an individual after they make a claim of harassment, the probability of having risks from that is quite high. Your employees are undoubtedly experienced in what they do, however conducting a witness interview or interrogation requires an expert. Taking an alleged victim statement requires not only expertise but compassion and understanding. Every witness interview or victim interview is different, and our investigation team or private investigators will conduct the witness statement, interrogation, or victim statement for you, so there is no conflict of interest or further harassment allegations.

Do you have a Reluctant Witness?

Do you have a case about to be in court, mediation, or arbitration? Having issues locating your witnesses? If you need to locate a witness before an interrogation or witness interview, our team can assist in a background check, skip tracing, or locate to find the individual before court proceedings. Once we locate the individual or individuals, we can also assist in interviewing a witness for preparation purposes. Our legal investigators and licensed private investigators can help in all of your investigative needs including conducting investigative interviews. Are you a lawyer or paralegal and you need to interview a witness? Certainly you want to ensure your witness is a professional witness while on the stand. Our team of expert retired police detectives can utilize their police interrogation techniques and police interrogation tactics to prepare your witness, similar to a pre-investigative interview. Witness interviews can cause a witness to become nervous. We will walk the witness through a list of interview questions for investigators so they will be prepared.

Witness Preparation

Our team of private investigators, also referred to as private detectives (however we are not legally allowed to describe ourselves as private detective or private detectives) can set up a list of investigative interview questions. A witness questionnaire before the interrogation may begin to prepare the witness. Does your client need to attend a police station to speak with police detectives? We can prepare the witness for a police witness statement. Police use interrogation techniques used by the police and specially trained police interrogation tactics while conducting investigative interviewing and interviewing witnesses.

Victim Statements

Is one of your employees claiming they were sexually assaulted? Did the attend the police station or hospital to report the alleged assault? Do you need to conduct an interview with the alleged victim and the assailant (if you know who they are)? Allow our team of private investigators and expert interview and interrogation experts to lead the interview. Our team will be compassionate in the situation and offer a gentle approach when speaking with a victim, but a bold approach when in interrogation with the alleged perpetrator.

Where are our Witness Statement and Interrogation Experts located?

The Smith Investigation Agency’s private investigators corporate head office is based in Toronto, Ontario. With additional offices in Mississauga, Ottawa, and Sudbury (covering all of Northern Ontario). Although our offices listed above are in Toronto, Mississauga, Ottawa, and Sudbury allow us to detail other cities we regularly conduct investigations in:

Brampton, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catherines, Niagara Falls, Brantford, Kitchener, Cambridge, London, Woodstock, Waterloo, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia, Grand-Bend, Windsor, Fort Erie, Owen Sound, Collingwood, Barrie, Innisfil, Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughn, Concord, North York, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Cobourg, Port Hope, Belleville, Trenton, Picton, Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Kanata, Smith Falls, Carleton Place, Orleans, Rockland, Nepean, Petawawa, Renfrew, North Bay, Algonquin, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Lindsay, Bancroft, Orillia, Washago, Rama, Barrie, Espanola, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, Timmins, and any towns not mentioned throughout Ontario, Canada.

If you do not need a witness statement or interrogation, and you simply need a private investigator or investigative services, we can assist. Below is a full description of services we offer.


Our team of surveillance investigators can assist in obtaining evidence for your case whether it be an insurance investigation, legal investigation, workplace investigations, fraud fraudulent claim investigation, infidelity investigation, matrimonial investigation, or cheating spouse investigation.

Investigative Research Services

Our research services have over a 96% success rate in our background checks, social media investigations, online reference checks, pre-employment screening, online investigations, online dating profile checks, catfish investigations, employment verification, school reference check, skip tracing, locate, locates for property management companies,  locates for landlord tenant investigations and cyber investigations.

Private Investigator Training

Our private investigator or private investigative training and PI training course is 50 hours in duration and follows the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services guidelines. Our course is completely online and costs just $199.99. If you are looking to become a private investigator and not sure what investigative course or online private investigator training to do, visit our website for more information.

We are accredited with The Better Business Bureau and offer AIR MILES® Reward Miles for all investigative services.

About the Author

Whitney Joy Smith

Founder of The Smith Investigation Agency in 2014, Whitney Joy Smith’s extensive background as a private investigator is matched only by her passion for the role. A graduate of several respected institutions, including Northwest Florida State College and George Brown College, her early years in life were spent between Canada and the United States. This education, along with her formative years as a private investigator in various agencies, informed much of her knowledge of private investigative laws, regulations, and operating standards in both countries.

The recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades, including the Consumers Choice Award, Best in Ottawa, and many others, Whitney takes pride in working closely with her ever-growing agency to raise the bar, maintain compliance, and meet the investigative needs of clients. Whitney is active in various membership and supporting roles, including the CPIRC, CBN, CAPI, Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Her experience-driven, thought-provoking articles have been featured in everything from Readers Digest to Business News Daily, and she strives to continually redefine standards for those in the private investigative and security fields. Learn more about Whitney and the team at The Smith Investigation Agency today.

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