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“Private Investigator” will probably not be replaced by robots.
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Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 33-9021.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 53,530.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 25.00
- Currently, there are 28,490 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Private Detectives and Investigators”.
Also Known As…
- Private Detectives and Investigators
- Special Investigator
- Loss Prevention Officer
- Loss Prevention Investigator
- Loss Prevention Detective
- Loss Prevention Associate
- Loss Prevention Agent
- Field Investigator
- Asset Protection Detective
- Undercover Operator
- Undercover Agent
- Surveillance Investigator
- Store Detective
- Skip Tracer
- Skip Locator
- Shopping Investigator
- Security Consultant
- Security Analyst
- Protection Specialist
- Private Investigator
- Private Eye
- Private Detective
- Loss Prevention Analyst
- Investigations Director
- Intelligence Agent
- House Officer
- House Detective
- District Agent
- Detective Investigator
- Certified Legal Investigator
- Cash Shortage Investigator
- Bonding Agent
- Background Investigator
- Alarm Investigator
Tasks for “Private Investigator”
- Observe and document activities of individuals to detect unlawful acts or to obtain evidence for cases, using binoculars and still or video cameras.
- Monitor industrial or commercial properties to enforce conformance to establishment rules and to protect people or property.
- Expose fraudulent insurance claims or stolen funds.
- Warn troublemakers causing problems on establishment premises and eject them from premises when necessary.
- Count cash and review transactions, sales checks, or register tapes to verify amounts or to identify shortages.
- Confer with establishment officials, security departments, police, or postal officials to identify problems, provide information, or receive instructions.
- Perform undercover operations, such as evaluating the performance or honesty of employees by posing as customers or employees.
- Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.
- Conduct personal background investigations, such as pre-employment checks, to obtain information about an individual's character, financial status, or personal history.
- Alert appropriate personnel to suspects' locations.
- Apprehend suspects and release them to law enforcement authorities or security personnel.
- Investigate companies' financial standings or locate funds stolen by embezzlers, using accounting skills.
- Write reports or case summaries to document investigations.
- Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons or information about individuals' character or financial status.
- Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax or legal filings, or other resources to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
- Obtain and analyze information on suspects, crimes, or disturbances to solve cases, to identify criminal activity, or to gather information for court cases.
- Testify at hearings or court trials to present evidence.
Related Technology & Tools
- Night vision goggles
- 35 millimeter cameras
- Optical telescopes
- Personal computers
- Fingerprint evidence kits
- High powered binoculars
- Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Biological evidence collection kits
- Compact digital cameras
- Laptop computers
- Digital video cameras
- Computer data input scanners
- Digital audio recorders
- Desktop computers
- Microsoft Office
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Computer imaging software
- Microsoft Word
- Email software
- Data entry software
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Outlook
- Web browser software