Best PInow Articles of 2020
- December 30, 2020
- by PInow Staff
While 2020 was full of uncertainty, PInow’s goal remained to provide relevant and helpful content to all manner of private investigator. We hope that throughout the COVID crisis, our articles provided a place you could turn to for support and information, whether you wanted to learn more about the pandemic or be distracted from all the chaos. Here are some of the articles that you, our readers, read and shared the most. Thank you to our readers and guest writers and here’s to a new year that’s better than the last!
How Private Investigators Fight Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a global crisis but not many know how prevalent it is in the US. As a private investigator, there is a lot you can do to combat this escalating epidemic. Here’s all the information you need to know to get involved in investigating this vital type of case.
License Plate Recognition Technology for Private Investigators
Though license plates have always been a valuable resource for investigators, technology now enables users to track specific vehicles. Learn more about license plate recognition (LPR) technology and the controversy surrounding it below.
How Private Investigators can get Insurance Adjuster Clients
In this guest article, Valerie McGilvrey shares her experience reaching a client base that investigators often struggle to reach: insurance companies. After working for an insurance agency herself, McGilvrey provides everything you need to know to appeal to such clients.
Unconventional Surveillance Techniques: Smartphone Apps
Most people these days have smartphones and these same people are typically unaware of how much information they are sharing about themselves via commonly used apps. You can take advantage of this as a private investigator you just need to know which apps to look for.
Private Investigators See More Cases Due to Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic hit businesses hard for a number of reasons but it also provided a certain level of opportunity for private investigators. Stay at home measures and heightened tensions have increased various kinds of cases.
Colorado Governor Vetoes Bill to Extend Private Investigator Licensure Requirements
Most states require some sort of license in order to practice as a private investigator and many believe such requirements are necessary to regulate and legitimize investigations. Previously, Colorado was no exception but leadership recently decided licensure will not be required.
When to Turn Down Jobs
Getting a new job opportunity for anyone running their own business but there are some jobs that private investigators should avoid. Here are some situations in which it is more appropriate to turn down an investigation job.
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Why Private Investigators are Vital in the #MeToo Era
Workplace investigations have always been important but even more so following the #MeToo movement. Guest writer Carie McMichael expands on the important role of private investigators in these investigations.