Who Would Seek a Private Investigator?

Ah, the life of a Private Investigator, we've all seen Hollywood movies where they find the bad guys by multiple means, and we can't forget the gadgets; if we're being honest, we all wanted to be one when we were younger. We're a curious species and like to get to the bottom of things (think all those Crime Documentaries on Netflix), but the truth of the job is very different. So how did it Private Investigations come about?

Hiring a professional to weed through information dates back to 1883 when Eugène François Vidocq founded the first known detective agency. He worked with ex-convicts and stepped into matters where they felt police weren't sufficiently handling the issues.

It's been a long time since the 19th century, and the face of what a private investigator is has evolved. Reading the definition, you can see how the current explanation ties back to its roots. A private investigator is – "a person not a member of a police force who is licensed to do detective work (such as investigation of suspected wrongdoing or searching for missing persons)."

In current times, the public, as well as businesses, often seek out a PI company, such as Kendall Investigations, to conduct investigations for countless reasons. Looking at it, you'll find everyday purposes; an individual would seek assistance from a company like Kendall Investigations.

Reasons for Individuals

Hiring a place like Kendall Investigations could be for endless reasons some individuals would need to hire a PI. Here are some examples of who would seek out professional investigative services -

  • Someone enduring marital issues. Looking into potentially cheating spouses may top the list of those who might want to consult with a private investigator. A PI could help uncover cheating, search for potentially hidden assets, or assist in child custody fights.
  • Someone wanting to background check a potential date. If they haven't walked down the aisle yet, using a PI would help a person discover their significant other's background before exchanging nuptials. With technology providing gateways to relationships no one would have imagined in the past, some people like to cover their bases and make sure they're not involved with a known con artist.
  • An individual with abuse concerns. Whether in a care facility, daycare, or the home, working with a private investigation company like Kendall Investigations, you'd either achieve the peace of mind you need or details that would warrant you to make drastic changes for everyone's good.
  • Someone fearful of being stalked and harassed. If you don't feel safe in your situation and harbor a weird sense that someone is watching you or they're incessantly texting or calling you, using a PI can help put that to rest. The investigator's findings provide fuel to proceed with proper law enforcement to help stop the frightening behaviors.
  • Someone you know goes missing. A PI's specialty is locating people, including a missing person. And abductions don't top the list runaway children are more commonplace than anyone would want to accept. Getting a private investigator on the case will help find the missing person and reunite everyone involved.

Reasons for Businesses

Though the general public experiences a laundry list of reasons to work with Kendall Investigations, companies also need an investigator's help just as much. Some items that top the list include –

  • Background checks. Companies make a significant commitment when hiring a person for a vacant job. Utilizing a private investigator unveils any potential issues with a new candidate before problems start.
  • Concerns with an employee who's a fraud. Hiring a liar and deceptive person paves the way for many problems. Companies want and rely on trustworthy workers and have no time to invest in deceitful individuals.
  • Employment monitoring. Working solely for one company doesn't quite work like it used to. Now people job hop, work multiple jobs and work from home. A place like Kendall Investigations could keep tabs on employees, so the employer knows that their workers aren't going astray or engaged in conflicts of interest.
  • Security sweeping. Some companies may want a private investigator to conduct a security sweep of their business. This can bring comfort to employees allowing them to know that they're employed by an organization that takes their safety seriously.

The concept of a professional private investigator started nearly 150 years ago, and they're not going anywhere anytime soon. The reasons why people will contact a professional service will grow as life evolves. Kendall Investigations works with various individuals and companies to find the truth, providing accurate answers and a good night's sleep for concerned clients who received the truth.

Uncover the truth!


Ken Shull served as a Special Agent with the FBI for almost 25 years and was head of the FBI Polygraph program until his retirement in 2001. At that time he set up the Kendall Investigations practice as a private investigator in Knoxville, TN offering Polygraph services, private investigations, and security guards. Ken is a member of the American Polygraph Association and The American Association of Police Polygraphists.

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