A private investigator with a high level of professionalism will be all that stands between you and a successful conclusion to any investigation, making it essential that you do your homework before committing to anything.
Most individuals who approach a private investigator for the first time have their own set of preconceived ideas about the industry as a whole, much of which is often negative.
This misconception is unfortunate, as there are many truly professional private investigators in South Africa who value integrity and honesty as the basis for every case they investigate.
Not all private investigators are the sleazy, dishonest type that are often depicted in movies, but they certainly do exist.
This is why you need to know a few things about how to find a professional private investigator in Pretoria or Johannesburg, South Africa, before you commit to an investigation with him.
Tips for choosing a professional private investigator:
What experience does he have?
You’ll need someone that’s been in the industry for long enough to know exactly how to approach a large variety of investigations. Only many years’ worth of experience can assure you that the investigator will have the wealth of knowledge required to cover all aspects of private investigation.
Does he have a reputation other clients will back up?
Don’t be afraid to ask for references, you have every right to find out more about what previous clients have to say when you are planning to hire a private investigator.
If he is cagey about it, move on.
Is he transparent about costs?
By the time you’ve had your first consultation with the investigator, you should have a good idea of the costs that could be involved in the case. An investigator committed to working a case in the most cost effective way possible is the one you should consider seriously.
An honest investigator isn’t going to pad the bill with any unnecessary or frivolous costs, and he’ll make sure that if any additional costs may be incurred during the course of the investigation, he’ll discuss it with you before going ahead.
Does he offer any kind of guarantee?
This is a very important question to keep in mind. Any private investigator worth his salt will be more than happy to guarantee that you’ll be completely satisfied with the results at the conclusion of the investigation.
This means he’s guaranteeing that the evidence that’ll be presented to you will be honest, and able to stand up to scrutiny should it be used in court.
Will your privacy be respected?
No one wants to announce to the world that they’re hiring a private investigator. The very nature of this decision is that it’s private, and you need to know, without a doubt, that your private investigator values your privacy and will keep any and all information confidential.
You’ll also want to know that any details pertaining to the case will be kept secure, so that at no point will the investigation be compromised.
Is he registered with PSIRA?
Don’t compromise on this. There is a code of conduct governing all private investigators in South Africa, which assures you that you’ll be dealing with an investigator that does not flout the rules to get what he wants.
PSIRA is actively involved in the investigation of any illegal practices in the industry in order to keep clients like you safe and protected when you need the services of a private investigator.
You can check here to find out whether your private investigator is registered with PSIRA, to make sure that you’re dealing with a professional that respects the governing rules of the industry.
Any compromise on these standards will simply compromise your case.
King Investigators are among the most highly trained, experienced and professional investigators in South Africa you could possibly have on any investigation.
They meet all the above criteria and more in their pursuit of excellence, honesty and integrity, giving every client the confidence to entrust this team with even the most personal details needed to carry out any investigation.
Give owner Jacques Botha a call today to set up a free consultation before you make any decisions about who to trust with your case.