A Nebraska PI outlines seven key skills and techniques in a private investigator’s toolbox.
Baseball coaches and pundits talk about five-tool baseball players. A baseball player’s five tools are the ability to run, catch, throw, hit, and hit for power.
To my mind, private investigators have seven key tools in their toolbox.
At the start of an investigation, you’ll need to get your head around the scope of work your client is requesting. Before you dive in, take a breath and make sure you know what you are being hired to do. I often send my attorney-client a general case plan for approval before I start the case. This heads off mission creep, manages expectations, and ensures I’m not expected to compromise my ethics or perform tasks I’m not willing or able to do.