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By: Nestor A.
City Investigative Security
GREAT class! Worth the $ & the time, Instructor John was a stand-up guy & comedian (very funny) which made the time fly by & the class interesting. Class room was clean, videos clear, access to bathroom & A.C. keeps you comfortable. I'm sure during winter it's just as warm with heat, I highly recommend this class to everyone!
By: John M.
North American Investigations
The private investigator who I worked with conducted the background check and surveillance I needed for my case. Hands down, these guys are the best new york private investigators in the city
By: Tammy O.
North American Investigations
Great Work! The private investigators at North American Investigations are the best in the business. I will hire them again if I ever have to.
By: David W.
City Investigative Security
Been going to them for over 8 years and found them to be the best school for annuals and they are full of knowledge and will help you suceed
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By: Ryan M.
City Investigative Security
Best guard school ever. Always ready to help me renew my license before I send it up to Albany. Thanks.
Tips & Advices
There are many different types of PIs. The easiest way to differentiate is to break them down into specialties, which include, but are not limited to, background checks (for a potential hiring candidate or investment); civil investigations (gathering evidence for a civil trial); surveillance, (missing person, cheating spouse); insurance and insurance fraud (conning an insurance company); non-insurance related fraud (misrepresentation by a job applicant); corporate investigations (loss or theft of proprietary information); accident reconstructions (to determine cause, location, liability); domestic investigations (divorce, infidelity, drug, sexual or physical abuse); and infidelity and/or cheating spouses.
The best way to find a PI is through a referral. If referral is not an option, begin by researching online  to find PIs in your area. After identifying candidates, check their qualifications such as history, education, and practical experience. Interview the candidate, check affiliations and certifications, and, of course, costs and fees.
In certain instances, PIs can and do work in concert with law enforcement in criminal cases. However, PIs do not have the same authority and, therefore, are limited in the scope of their investigative authority. On the other hand, not being a member of law enforcement allows the PI to work outside some of the strict rules that law enforcement and the legal sector are bound by. Often the PI is working in concert with law enforcement where information sharing is vital to all parties.
It is absolutely legal to hire a private investigator, as long as both parties are operating within the boundaries of the law.
Laws allowing PIs, or any private citizen’s right to carry guns, vary from state to state. Concealed weapons permits are a separate license. Laws on carrying weapons and concealed weapons vary from state to state, so research and understand the laws in your state addressing weapons and concealment.

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