Welcome to the Down Under Investigations Blog!
In our blog we’ll be taking a look behind the scene of our company and industry. We’ll be bringing new content every couple of weeks, so be sure to check us out.
Some of the things we’ll be bringing you include real life cases, lessons learned, who we are and sharing the different ways of how a private investigator can be part of your everyday life and business.
There is so much mystery surrounding the life and profile of a private investigator. Some movies and TV shows portray us as gun-slinging stand overs and bullies, while others depict us as slimy, creepy, dark corner lurkers. Depending on the movie or show, we’re either some sort of superhero or the villain.
As much as we don’t like to admit it, a real life and contemporary private investigator is far less ‘Hollywood’ than you may think.
We are husbands and wives, and parents and children. We live in the city, we live in the country. We are your neighbours, fellow commuters, cafe companions and sports team fans.
Private investigators come from a whole range of different countries and cultures. To say that the profession is male dominated is far from the truth. Statistics show that 55% of private investigators in Australia are female. Our own team come from vast backgrounds including ex-police, military, security operatives as well as others that have come from the fitness, legal, teaching, science and IT industries.
There really is no defined “profile” of a private investigator. We are normal people, just like you. We possess an inquisitive mind, a “never give up” attitude, an ability to process information quickly and make calculated decisions as well as a determination to find out the truth and get results.
Each day and each file brings with it a unique set of problems to solve, information to gather, scenarios to navigate and personalities to negotiate. Some files require great phone skills, others need strong face to face communicators, while others may need diligent note takers and report writers and yet other files may need an online genius. Whether knocking on someone’s door, making that crucial phone call, following in a vehicle or simply observing the movement of a person, a private investigator must be willing and ready to adapt to the requirements of each operation.
So take a look around. That person sitting next to you in traffic, that lady on the train reading the paper, that man at the cafe looking at his phone, could they be a private investigator? You never, never know…
In our upcoming posts, we’ll be sharing some real real life files, including a very surprising outcome from a surveillance operation, the joys of a family reunited after an overseas search and answer any questions you send through to us.
Also next week, we’ll be launching our very own podcast - so make sure you keep an eye on our social media to stay up to date.