A Kelowna Private Investigator or Professional Investigator is a civilian employed by a Kelowna BC private investigations company hired to investigate “subjects” by a customer. In Kelowna, the customer is known as the "client." The “subject” is usually a person or persons but can also be a Kelowna business. The customer can be an individual, corporation, and even a government agency.
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What Does a Kelowna Private Investigator Investigate?
The Kelowna Private Investigator can investigate a wide variety of things; however, Private Investigators in Kelowna BC mostly investigate insurance fraud for insurance companies. Kelowna Private Investigators typically take on investigative cases that do not fall under the purview of a government agency, such as civil matters while BC government agencies will cover serious criminal cases. Because a Private Investigator is just a normal Kelowna citizen, they do not have any special investigative privileges. A Private Investigator in Kelowna BC has the same authority of any Kelowna citizen with the exception that a Kelowna PI is allowed to offer investigative services to customers and has the expertise in investigations.
Kelowna Private Investigator Clients
The most common clients for Private Investigators in Kelowna are insurance companies, law firms, private corporations, and Kelowna citizens. Investigations conducted for these clients will frequently involve potential fraud. Other clients in Kelowna will want to obtain more detailed information in order to adjudicate or manage an insurance claim. Many of these cases are mitigated through the hiring of a Kelowna Private Investigator. They can include both surveillance and non-surveillance efforts. Kelowna investigations often obtain more information faster than legal processes such as discovery (the pretrial disclosure of relevant evidence), thus providing the Investigator’s clients more information for decision-making. The Investigator’s clients can ask for investigations in Kelowna on a wide variety of topics such as,
Interviewing and Statement-Taking
Network & Data Cyber Security
Theft Investigations in BC
Accident Investigations & Reconstructions
Asset Recovery Investigations
BC Process Serving
Arson Investigations in BC
Kelowna Private Investigator Legislation
Most people think that Kelowna Private Investigators are granted extra provincial BC legislative powers; however, this is not entirely true.
A local Kelowna PI is just a civilian but has developed more tools than the general public and is more skilled and aware of how best to leverage those tools.
The level of skill, experience, and expertise will determine the cost of a Kelowna Private Investigator.
Furthermore, in Kelowna British Columbia, Investigators legally have the right to conduct surveillance. This means a Kelowna Investigator cannot be accused of loitering. Make no mistake, Investigators in Kelowna have legal means and methodologies that make them effective. In contrast, the police have access to vastly more verifiable information, such as BC provincial wide data bases only accessible by law enforcement. For a Kelowna PI, much of the time, is spent in establishing or verifying information.
Kelowna PI Criminal Investigation
Investigating crime in Kelowna or more correctly, investigating serious crime in Kelowna is usually under the purview of Kelowna BC government agencies. So, do Private Investigators in Kelowna ever investigative serious crime. Short answer no, long answer yes with a “but.” Private Investigators in Kelowna can and do investigate serious crime; however, it is very rare. What a Kelowna Professional Investigator will investigate most in their career will be blue collar crimes such as insurance fraud. Furthermore, the few Kelowna Private Investigators who have investigated serious crime have done so with large obstacles in their way.
Who would ask a Kelowna Private Investigator to investigate a serious crime? Typically, it is a family member or someone close to the victim or victims of a serious crime who was not satisfied with the local Kelowna police investigation. This is not to say that the police investigation was poorly executed, just that the client was not satisfied with the investigative outcome for whatever reason.
Kelowna PI Criminal Investigation Obstacles
The obstacles that Kelowna Private Investigators face when investigating serious crime are two-fold:
the obvious first issue is access to evidence
the second, not so obvious, issue is economics
Private Investigators in Kelowna are not what you see portrayed on movies and television. They do not sit around a noir style office in Kelowna waiting for a serious crime file to be placed on their desk. Kelowna Private Investigators need good constant revenue streams, investigating serious crime in Kelowna is not one of them. As mentioned before, constant revenue stream comes from fraud investigations, at least for most Kelowna Private Investigators. The issue of economics even makes it difficult for an individual to even find a Kelowna Private Investigator who will investigate a serious crime.
Kelowna Private Investigators
So, who are the Private Investigators in Kelowna who specialize in investigating serious crime? There are non. Yes, there are Investigators who have successfully investigated a serious crime or two, and became famous for it, but if you look into their career you will see that serious crime investigations makes up a very small portion of their history. This article is not to downplay Kelowna Private Investigators who have investigated and solved serious crimes. A PI who has investigated and solved a serious crime in Kelowna should be proud. The ability to become a Private Investigator in Kelowna who has gained a reputation that will make clients confident that they can solve a serious crime is impressive.