WHAT IS A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR/DETECTIVE

A private investigator or private detective (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services.

Private detectives/investigators often work for attorneys in civil cases. In most states, a license is mandatory. Like with an attorney or doctor, the State has mandated that certain qualifications, training, and experience be required for licensure to protect the public from those who do not have the experience or qualifications to do the job correctly.

A private investigator’s training is usually varied and tends to focus on a certain area, again much like a lawyer. Often times that experience comes from law enforcement, military and research backgrounds. The crux of a private investigator’s capability is to take whatever information their client has and go find whatever information or evidence the client needs.

The work that a private investigator does is strictly confidential and stays between you and them.

What does a Private Investigator/detective actually do?

The job of a private investigator/detective is to gather information for businesses and individuals.

They work on many different types of cases and frequently are found assisting attorneys, businesses and the public with a variety of legal, financial and personal problems. Most private investigators are trained to perform functions like surveillance, research and interviewing. They also have access to computer databases and searches, that the public does not, which allows them to quickly obtain large amounts of information. Because of the nature of their work, they can also be called to testify in court.

A good private investigator can confidentially get you the answers you need in a quick, accurate and affordable manner.

What makes Shadow Investigations the right choice for your investigative needs?

Simply put, WE GET YOU PROOF, legally, ethically and at competitive prices.

We will not take your case unless we are confident that we are suited to deliver precisely what is requested. Once we take your case we will conduct the investigation in a time efficient and professional manner, always keeping your satisfaction as our goal.

If you have a case in an area where we are not able to provide you with service, we would be more than happy to give you a complimentary referral to a private investigator who can assist you.

We also understand that the prospect of hiring a private investigator may be uncomfortable to some. You have our guarantee that no matter what your situation involves, we will listen to you and give you a detailed explanation of how we can help.

A consultation with a private investigator is free and strictly confidential.

They are a professional, tenacious, and ethical investigative vendor that excels at difficult surveillance assignments.

I have used the services of Shadow Investigations for over 15 years, most recently during my tenure with the Allstate Great-Lakes Northeast Special Investigations Unit.

I have found their work product to be outstanding. They are a professional, tenacious, and ethical investigative vendor that excels at difficult surveillance assignments.

I have no reservations about recommending their services and have always been pleased with their results.

Roger D., FCLS, CFE

Special Investigator Great Lakes-Northeast SIU

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T01:38:16+00:00

Roger D., FCLS, CFE

Special Investigator Great Lakes-Northeast SIU

I have used the services of Shadow Investigations for over 15 years, most recently during my tenure with the Allstate Great-Lakes Northeast Special Investigations Unit. I have found their work product to be outstanding. They are a professional, tenacious, and ethical investigative vendor that excels at difficult surveillance assignments. I have no reservations about recommending their services and have always been pleased with their results.

They are my “go-to” investigation company for all my investigative needs.

I have had the privilege of working with Shadow Investigations over the past 3 years on a multitude of cases.

They are professional, highly adaptable and excellently qualified in the investigative industry.  Their investigators that work within the company are excellent in their job functions; the equipment available to preform their investigations is top of the line, high quality and cutting edge technology.  They are my "go-to" investigation company for all my investigative needs.

Jodene G.
Claim Representative

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T02:07:30+00:00

Jodene G.
Claim Representative

I have had the privilege of working with Shadow Investigations over the past 3 years on a multitude of cases. They are professional, highly adaptable and excellently qualified in the investigative industry.  Their investigators that work within the company are excellent in their job functions; the equipment available to preform their investigations is top of the line, high quality and cutting edge technology.  They are my "go-to" investigation company for all my investigative needs.
Cincinnati Insurance Companies - Shadow Investigations

I have worked with Shadow Investigations for 14 years

I have worked with Shadow Investigations for 14 years and had them conduct surveillance on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Protection files for me.  I have always received good service and a quality work product.

Mark M., AIC
Sr. Claims Specialist

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T02:09:01+00:00

Mark M., AIC
Sr. Claims Specialist

Cincinnati Insurance Companies - Shadow Investigations
I have worked with Shadow Investigations for 14 years and had them conduct surveillance on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Protection files for me.  I have always received good service and a quality work product.

They are professional, prompt and thorough.

I have had the pleasure of working with Shadow Investigations for the past 5-6 years as a PIP claim adjuster.

John and his team have gone above and beyond with any claim I send over. They are professional, prompt and thorough. I have had some good success with the reports they have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone at my company and in the industry as well.

Samantha H.

PIP Claim Representative

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T01:40:20+00:00

Samantha H.

PIP Claim Representative

I have had the pleasure of working with Shadow Investigations for the past 5-6 years as a PIP claim adjuster. John and his team have gone above and beyond with any claim I send over. They are professional, prompt and thorough. I have had some good success with the reports they have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone at my company and in the industry as well.

We highly appreciate the responsiveness, flexibility, and dedication in the way they conduct business.

We have been using Shadow Investigations to do all of our private investigation services for the past seven years and have always been completely satisfied. They do an excellent job, are always consistent, thorough and professional.

We have hired them for multiple types of investigations, including workers' compensation, FMLA, short-term disability, and workplace violence issues. They have always done exactly what is asked of them.

We would like to express our appreciation of the quality of services Shadow Investigations renders. We highly appreciate the responsiveness, flexibility, and dedication in the way they conduct business.

Jenny R.

US Benefits & Retirement

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T01:42:11+00:00

Jenny R.

US Benefits & Retirement

We have been using Shadow Investigations to do all of our private investigation services for the past seven years and have always been completely satisfied. They do an excellent job, are always consistent, thorough and professional. We have hired them for multiple types of investigations, including workers' compensation, FMLA, short-term disability, and workplace violence issues. They have always done exactly what is asked of them. We would like to express our appreciation of the quality of services Shadow Investigations renders. We highly appreciate the responsiveness, flexibility, and dedication in the way they conduct business.

Each case is as important as the next one, whether it is a big surveillance or just a process service; each one gets their full attention.

I have worked and hired John Harris / Shadow Investigations multiple times over my 17 years in the insurance industry.  Shadow Investigations has done a tremendous job on my cases.  One instance in particular, they helped me win a big case regarding fraud which allowed me to get a judgement against the plaintiff.  Each case is as important as the next one, whether it is a big surveillance or just a process service; each one gets their full attention.

Dawn H.
PIP Manager

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T02:05:23+00:00

Dawn H.
PIP Manager

I have worked and hired John Harris / Shadow Investigations multiple times over my 17 years in the insurance industry.  Shadow Investigations has done a tremendous job on my cases.  One instance in particular, they helped me win a big case regarding fraud which allowed me to get a judgement against the plaintiff.  Each case is as important as the next one, whether it is a big surveillance or just a process service; each one gets their full attention.

He and his staff are top notch and they go the extra mile

John Harris demonstrates unparalleled integrity and competency.  He and his staff are top notch and they go the extra mile to make sure that the job is handled properly the first time, saving both time and money for his clients.

I would be delighted to answer any questions that you may have and I assure you that I highly recommend Shadow Investigations and John Harris.

Tamika C.
Senior Medical Claim Representative

Shadow Investigations
5.0
2017-01-20T02:10:30+00:00

Tamika C.
Senior Medical Claim Representative

John Harris demonstrates unparalleled integrity and competency.  He and his staff are top notch and they go the extra mile to make sure that the job is handled properly the first time, saving both time and money for his clients. I would be delighted to answer any questions that you may have and I assure you that I highly recommend Shadow Investigations and John Harris.
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