Things to Look for When Hiring a Private Investigator

Man looking out window with binocularsHave you been having trust issues with your spouse lately and have been wanting peace of mind about it? Do you think things are happening behind your back and want to confirm if they are true or not?

Hiring a private investigator can help ease your mind at this point. But you cannot just choose any Tom, Dick or Harry to investigate for you. Spouse Spy believes that a private investigator must be well-trained and vetted, so they can give the highest quality of service to their clients.

So, here are four things you need to look for when you are hiring a private investigator to make sure you will be getting reliable information from them.


When hiring any professional, a license is one of the best ways to prove they are fit for the job. The first thing you have to ask your prospect PI firm is if they have the relevant licenses and accreditation to perform the task you will be requiring them to do.


How long has the firm been in operation? Do they have a good history of work experience to back them up? Did their PIs attend and complete certain types of training that would help them be more qualified for the job? These are things you need to know to ensure you get a good PI.

Referral and Feedback

PIs who have a long history of good work experience would have testimonials from previous clients and will be referred by most lawyers. Ask around and do your research about your prospects.

Satisfying Interview

Interviewing the firm or the investigator is a crucial step. You have the right to ask about their educational background or if they have ever been involved in a criminal case before. You have to make sure you are satisfied with the outcome of the interview before you agree to pay any fees.

You have every right to be choosy in this kind of situation. Make sure you find the right level of trust and comfort with the PI you choose because it is their information that will help you make the right decisions regarding your current situation.