How to Recognise Reliable Private Investigation Companies
D&K Management Consultants is dedicated to providing you with the best possible investigation and risk management services available from private investigators in South Africa. If you do choose to hire private detectives and investigators for whatever reason, here are a few ways to help you decipher whether they are a reliable private investigation company or not. Here at D&K, we want you to get to the bottom of whatever the issue may be without being taken advantage of.
The Private Security Industry Regulation Act (PSIRA)
All private investigators in South Africa need to abide by the rules and regulations set out by the PSIRA. When hiring private detectives and investigators be sure they are aware of and practice the regulations set out by the PSIRA. This will show that they do things by the book and follow all permissions to the letter to provide you with the services you require in an ethical and legal manner.
This is an effective way to ensure no dodgy deals will be made to get what you need and that all the information gathered by the private detectives and investigators is legitimate – and may be used in court if required. Professional private investigators in South Africa should know that legally attaining intelligence is more helpful to the clients than attaining evidence by ignoring laws set to protect the public.
It is also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the stipulations set out by the PSIRA so that when you go to see private investigation companies you are aware of their abilities and legal limitations.
Visit Their Offices
When making use of private investigators in South Africa, be sure to visit their physical location as it is the best way to establish their legitimacy. While at the location you should also ensure:
- The private detectives and investigators you will be working with are licensed;
- The PI is not working alone but with a comprehensive support system; and
- Ask about their experience and education in the field.
Legitimate Private Investigation Companies Make No Promises
“Make no promises, tell no lies.” This applies to private detectives and investigators who, if practicing legitimately, will not promise you a result of any kind. This is especially true if they haven’t received sufficient information from the client.
Clients can expect results but no specific outcome will be predicted because experienced private investigation companies are well aware of the fact that, quite literally, anything could happen.