Private Forensic Investigator

In my line of work, I find myself working with a lot of professionals from various categories of business. I am currently working with a Private Forensic Investigator on a project of vast importance. In my associations and in support of his project, I am learning the differences between a Private Investigator, and one who integrates the forensic sciences. For his protection, I will refer to the Private Forensic Investigator, simply as My PI, from here on out.

My PI has worked as a forensic investigator at the university level before he decided to change direction. As a Private Forensic Investigator, he enjoys the freedom of being self-employed which gives him the freedom and ability to schedule his own hours (for the most part) giving him more quality time to spend with his wife and kids.

Unlike a normal private investigator, My PI goes the extra mile. He collects so much more data and applies the scientific methods to reach verifiable conclusions and accurate hypotheses that you would not have access to in any other way unless you were maybe a covert operation organized and funded by the government.

My PI has access to data collection devices, methods, and formulas that are clearly illegal within the bounds of the United States of America, but he outsources this work to individuals, companies, and organizations that are not in the United States, and therefore, he does not suffer exposure from using what would otherwise be considered illegal surveillance in America.

He doesn’t even have access to some of the material collected by these highly advanced (possibly questionable) methods. My PI just lets his client know that the material is available and may be obtained through his off-shore third-party providers. The client may decide to purchase the collected data and may offer the information to My PI following review by the client. In this manner, My PI is able to protect himself while offering such a high level of service to his clientele.

Once he has collected all the data, he can write a very concise report on the individual in question, as well as document any nefarious shenanigans which may have been conducted by this person.

Documentation may include time, place (can be as accurate as to size and placement of the bed in a hotel room, and how many people were active at that time and place), the body temperature, respiratory rate, and convulsions experienced by the person being investigated. Satellite imagery, heat signatures, automobile makes, models, and license plates of those individuals that may be involved (such as you might expect in surveillance of a drug deal, let’s say).

Normal things that you might expect, like video surveillance, GPS tracking travel time and stops, recorded phone calls, augmented with higher-level surveillance results including the likes of video messaging, pictures, and videos with full audio (either one or both sides of the conversations),

Note that the level of specificity is also represented in the price of My PI’s service, due to the third-party integration.

If your report needs are general, you would pay far less than you might for a full-fledged thoroughly accurate report.

Personally, I am not the kind of person who would be attracted to this kind of profession, as I value a person’s right to privacy, and would even support their right to free speech, even if that means supporting one’s right to lie, and to allow each individual to determine their own perceptions at any given time, but I can also understand and see the value in My Pi’s services.

It is interesting to me how much information is obtainable by anyone with the resources and the budget to access a great deal of information about anything you might have said and done in the past or in real-time. If not in real-time, in shockingly very close to real-time, live.

I guess I still feel a little big-brotherish about it all.

Private Investigations Behind the Scenes

I have a client who is a private investigator. He has seen and heard it all. Even though he’s seen, heard, documented and recorded things which are normally unheard or unseen, in many cases, he has no idea what part the data he’s collected plays in the overall scope of the situation at hand, or what’s going on inside the heads of the players.

Private investigations is a fascinating line of work, but it takes a special type of person to stay in this line of work for very long. My client does a very good job of not taking anything personally, or engaging in any hypotheses about what the data he’s collected means. His function is only to collect data and report it.

While his work is not as glamorous as what might be depicted in books, movies, and teleplays, he does have quite an array of gadgetry to assist his surveillance efforts. He has told me about some of them, and they sound quite effective. This is the kind of information that anyone who is even slightly paranoid does not want to hear. Even my mind followed the train of thought which considered if this person has tools like that, what must the government have?

His business is focused on three main target markets, insurance, family, and business. It is not uncommon for his data collection to radically change the lives of those who have either retained his services and/or those who have been the subjects of his work. Even so, he is able to keep his mind from wandering or extrapolating any information he might gather, to him it is only data.

I have always been fascinated by people’s different perspectives and points of view. What might mean one thing to one person might have a completely different meaning for someone else, and things we witness first-hand are rarely as they seem at first blush.

Though we are in different fields of work, we both find ourselves working with families in the area of relationships. As you can imagine, our perspectives on relationships vary widely, even though our work may focus on the deepest, darkest parts of a relationship in trouble, our methods are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Regardless of the method, the key to a longstanding relationship is founded in trust; for if there is no trust, then there is no foundation on which to build a relationship that might expect any form of longevity. Most relationships today are based more on convenience, where one or both parties ask themselves, “What am I getting from this?” While they are getting what they want from the relationship, it is tolerable. If they cease to get what they want, the relationship is disposable.

My relationship work focuses on couples in love, seeking greater connection, love, and personal growth. Relationships, like this, must be founded on trust and mutual respect, not based on one partner (or both) asking “what’s in it for me?” The parties involved in the most successful relationships are asking, “What can I do for us?” Or, even better,

“How can I be the best I can be for me, and offer everything that I have for you and your best interests so that we can grow together and love each other even more?”

Wow. That’s an approach to a relationship that is empowering, uplifting, and brings a solemn tear to my eye when I am able to witness a couple engaged at that level of love.

While trust is so important in a relationship, it can wane over time. Not to worry, there is hope that trust and the love associated with it can be regained, and grow even more. With respect to my PI client, I would not suggest hiring a private investigator if there is to be any hope of rebuilding trust in a relationship.

Everyone is entitled to some form of privacy, and while I don’t know about how all investigators conduct their work, but if you’re under the type of surveillance conducted by my PI client, you have no privacy.

Every relationship needs to establish boundaries and what works for one couple may not work for the next. As much as we’d like to believe that we all could subscribe to a set of rules which apply to every relationship, it just is not practical, unless you don’t mind being socially herded like sheep.

True love honors and respects that everyone is unique and keenly individual, and in a relationship which supports the highest form of love, it is not about what you can do and what you can’t do. No, it’s about,

“What can I do for you?”

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