Private Investigator Services
What can we offer you with our Private Investigative Services?
Many people don’t know that there’s a difference between Private Investigator and Private Detective services. It’s a subtle difference but an important one nonetheless!
Private Investigators are the agencies that offer countless service options, tailored to modern issues both at the individual and business level.
The problem is that most people aren’t aware of these different services. They also aren’t aware of the positive impact these services can have on their personal and professional life, or even when making simple businesses decisions.
Here at The Smith Investigation Agency, we do it all! From Background Checks to Private Investigator Training in Ontario, we are one of the few agencies who can accommodate everyone of your private investigation needs.
The following are the top 6 services any good Private Investigator agency should provide. Check them out to discover more about what these services entail, as well as why it’s so important to use them when you can.
1. Background Checks
To cover your bases, requesting Background Checks is always something a good Private Investigator can handle with ease.
Background Checks or Background Investigation is the process of looking up criminal, financial and commercial records, to determine if a person or business is worth working with or for.
This day and age it is incredibly difficult for a business owner to determine whether or not a candidate or organization is too good to be true. Many people lie on their resumes to get the dream job they aren’t qualified for. Also, numerous businesses claim to provide services they have no intention of delivering. Without Background Checks or Pre-Employment Screening, it would be impossible for companies to hire or accept contracts where security, moral character, and trust are absolute deal breakers.
Background Checks include a whole spectrum of different types of ‘checks’. Private Investigators at our agency can run them all including,
• Identity Check
• Character Reference
• Employment History Gaps
• Academic Verification
• Educational History Gaps
• Address Verification
• Credit History
• Bankruptcy Inquiries
• Driver Abstracts
• Business and Corporate Searches
2. Skip Tracing
Skip Tracing is a method of private investigation where a Private Investigator is asked to locate a person. An agency like ours will receive this type of request for many different reasons. Overall, if a person has, ‘skipped town’, financial institutions and other organizations like credit or debt collectors are likely searching for a way to get the money that they are owed.
Locates is another term that Private Investigators use to find someone who owes money, are wanted by the police, etc.. The process is similar, and at the end, you will have a phone number and address of the person you are looking for.
Private Investigators often assist lawyers in finding evidence or witnesses for cases they are working on. This type of service can ultimately help to win or lose a case, making the information provided a beneficial part of the judicial process.
Additionally, we can offer Witnesses Statements & Interrogation for criminal, or civil cases.
4. Landlord/Tenant Issues
There are many laws in place to protect tenants from the unfair treatment of unethical landlords. The same applies to landlords who have tenants or squatters who don’t pay their rent, destroy property and more.
Hiring a Private Investigator to handle these complex legal issues prevents you from spending unnecessary fees. A Private Investigator will also help to resolve quickly matters that would otherwise take months or years to solve on your own.
5. Long Lost Relative
A typical social media trend these days is to post text or an image that describes the search for a long lost relative. While some cases end up solved, many do not, or take years to close.
Hiring a Private Investigator is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to find a missing person or long lost relative.
6. Private Investigator Training
We offer a Private Investigator course on-line that both follows required guidelines and is accepted by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. When you finish the 50 hour course, our facility will submit your course completion number to Service Ontario and issue you a Certificate of Completion.
One of the benefits of taking our course is that we provide placement opportunities to students who successfully pass and excel in the field once licensed. In general, we need investigators in areas of Ontario, such as:
• Toronto (GTA)
• North Bay
• Thunder Bay
• Sault Ste. Marie
• And more!
Check out our Private Investigator Page here for more details on this course (and its requirements).
In addition to the services mentioned above, we also offer Private Investigator Toronto, Private Investigator Mississauga, Private investigator Sudbury, Private Investigator Ottawa & Investigative Services! Contact us for more information!