Investigator, or PI, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved
with a government or police organization. Licensed Private Investigators often work for attorneys in
civil cases or on behalf of a defense attorney. Many licensed private detectives work for insurance companies to investigate
suspicious claims. Many private investigators are hired obtain proof of adultery or
other illegal conduct to establish grounds for a divorce.
Collecting evidence of adultery or other "bad behavior" by spouses and
partners is still one of the most profitable activities that licensed private investigators perform.
A Private Investigator
conducts investigations to locate the whereabouts of missing persons, finds the location and/or recovers lost or stolen property;
finds the causes and origin of, or responsibility for fires, or libels, or losses, or accidents, or injuries to real or personal
property. Private Investigators conduct investigations for fee, hire or reward.
for the NYS PI Company Exam
$75 Classroom Course or
$100 Telephone Course
If you do not pass the state exam, you can retake the course
at no additional charge.
To start a Private Investigation Company in NY,
applicants must have:
least 3 years of full-time investigative experience as an employee of a licensed private investigator or as an investigator
for a government investigative agency or police agency or
3 years of full-time equivalent position and experience
acquired in a position where the primary duties were to conduct investigations or
3 years of full-time experience
supervising and reviewing the work of at least three people performing investigations or
20 years of service
as a police officer, regardless of specific title or
20 years of full-time service as a Fire Marshall.
Exam topics include:
- License Law
- Penal Law
- Investigative Techniques
- Interpreting Written Material
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