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Private Investigator Training

Private investigations is booming in America. Our Private Investigator course is designed by Joseph Bonacci, Training Director, with over 26 years of experience in the industry and will prepare you for the real-world situations that you will encounter as a private investigator. This course will help learn situational awareness, information and pattern recognition and analysis, codes and regulations in the Commonwealth, as well as techniques to help you observe and document behavior, question individuals and above all stay safe while you work. Detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment, or seek, examine, and compile information.

Write reports and case summaries to document investigations.
Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax and legal filings, and other resources in order to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
Obtain and analyze information on suspects, crimes, and disturbances in order to solve cases, to identify criminal activity, and to gather information for court cases.
Conduct background investigations of individuals, to obtain information about an individual’s character, financial status or personal history.
Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.
Testify at hearings and court trials to present evidence.
Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons, or information about individuals’ character or financial status.
Observe and document activities of individuals in order to detect unlawful acts or to obtain evidence for cases, using binoculars and still or video cameras.
Alert appropriate personnel to suspects’ locations.
Perform undercover operations such as evaluating the performance and honesty of employees by posing as customers or employees.

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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  • A Security Training Academy, Inc. #88-1502
    7263 Maple Place, Suite 203
    Annandale, Virginia 22003
  • (703) 916-8411 Office
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