Showing a potential client one’s past achievements and commendations alone is not enough. It does not indicate satisfactory services. Ask Investigators for their detailed plan that they will be executing for the amount of fees paid. Try to avoid accepting a “package” deal. Clarify what you would get for the fees paid. A Private Investigator must be licensed by the relevant authority.
We must have solid direct evidence, hearsay evidences are not admissible in court. Private Investigators should not manufacture or fabricate evidence. Illegally obtained evidences may not be admissible in court.
⇒ Real evidence
⇒ Oral evidence
⇒ Documentary evidence
⇒ Evidence of opinion
We will turn down a clients’ requests if he/she instruct us to carry out any unethical activities or illegal operations. Clients engaging Private Investigators to carry out illegal operation can be charged for abetting which is a criminal offence. Singapore is a clean city. Our government and our criminal justice system is likewise clean and transparent. Private Investigators similarly must also be clean and transparent.
Private Investigators must be discrete and maintain strict confidentiality of the client. Private Investigators must have integrity and loyalty to clients and must have business ethics.
No, you don’t have to give any particulars of the person until you decide to engage the services of the company.
Police and other law enforcement agents have the power to arrest and warrant to search premises. A Private Investigator only has the power of a private citizen and they cannot conduct any search in the premises without a search warrant. Private Investigators undertake civil cases and are specialisd in civil law but are not armed.
Office phone
Yes, with the employer’s authorisation and consent

Own phone
Yes, with owner’s consent

Other persons’ telephone line
No, it is considered as “Hacking” which is illegal.
Private Investigators must always be equipped with:
⇒ Digital Camera
⇒ Video Recorder
⇒ Road Directory
⇒ Note Book / Pen
⇒ Bus Guide
⇒ Foods & Drinks
⇒ Parking Coupons
⇒ ERP cash cards / translink card
⇒ Mobile phone
⇒ Parking Coupons
Wear simple dressing and avoid wearing expensive and branded items. Private Investigators may over charge if they presume that you can afford to pay a higher price.
No fixed charges. It depends on a case to case basis. Private Investigators need to know the key elements of the case before they could quote you their charges.
The following are illegal:
⇒ Stalking
⇒ Cyber Crime
⇒ Telephone Tapping
⇒ Tracing of mobile phone
⇒ Taking Video of the ‘act’ Section 509 of the penal code, whoever, intending to insult the modesty of any woman, or intrudes upon the privacy of such woman, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or fine, or both
Surveillance can be covert or overt. Overt surveillance can lead to complication. Covert surveillance is to discretely keep watch of a person or a place to establish the activities of the person or the place.
In our line of work, most Private Investigators simply follow the subject person and take video footage discreetly like Candid Camera. Our collection of information are usually obtained through communication and observation. Private Investigator’s investigations are client oriented. Client knows what they want, who, when, where and how to carry out the investigation.

⇒ Observation (Surveillance)
⇒ Communication (Interview)
⇒ Undercover
⇒ Use of informants
⇒ Background investigation

⇒ Re-Constructive

Real evidence
⇒ Oral evidence
⇒ Documentary evidence
⇒ Evidence of opinion
⇒ Provocative evidence

1. Determine method of Investigation
⇒ Identify customer needs and expectations
⇒ Study job details
⇒ Gather and review available background information/data
⇒ Analyse available information
⇒ Consider options for method of investigation
⇒ Provide initial advice

2.Evaluate sources of investigation and develop intelligence for an investigationM
⇒ Identify possible sources of information
⇒ Gather information from the sources identified
⇒ Understand information gathered
⇒ Develop investigation plan

⇒ Plan the implementation of an investigation
⇒ Make recommendations based on developed intelligence
⇒ Co-ordinate the implementation of an investigation
⇒ Brief operatives and others involved in an investigation
⇒ Minimise risk to self and others during investigation operations
⇒ Manage contingency plans

4.Gather information from witnesses (if applicable)
⇒ Plan work activities
⇒ Organise interview with witness
⇒ Conduct interview with witness
⇒ Conclude interview with
⇒ r investigation activities
⇒ Present findings
⇒ Give evidence in court
⇒ witness

5.Manage Private Investigation
⇒ Monitor investigation activities
⇒ Present findings
⇒ Give evidence in court
The law requires the Private Investigators to keep all information for a period of three (3) years.
No, you don’t need to pay in full for the services. But, when you decide to make a 50% deposit or partial payment for the services, the Private Investigators may partially work or perform 50% of the work and withhold information.

Singapore is a clean city. Our government and our criminal justice system is likewise clean and transparent. Private Investigators in Singapore similarly must be clean and transparent.
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