Here’s Our Picks for the Greatest Private Investigator Movies Ever Made

Private Investigator movies have culturally shed an air of mystery and “cool” to our profession and private investigator stories are rich fodder for entertainment. Few cultural symbols have been as mythologized as that of the private detective. In fact, few things have done more to elevate our brand than Hollywood…

This is not what we look like

So, you want to be a man (or woman) of mystery?

Have you ever wondered how to become a private investigator? The Texas Department of Public Safety, Private Security Bureau (PSB) is the single-best resource for information, as it is the agency responsible for regulating private investigations agencies, agency owners, and the PIs that work for them. Being able to legally…

Don’t even think about it

What Can a Private Investigator NEVER Do?

In the last post, we discussed five things that a private investigator is legally allowed to do. In this post, we will flip the script and discuss some things that a private investigator can NEVER do, under any circumstances. …

What Can a Private Investigator Do?

Ever wonder what a private investigator can legally do during the course of an investigation? Here is a list of ten things that a private investigator can do, along with some common misconceptions and best practices. For each item in this list, we will discuss some of the things we…

What is Identity Theft?

When a person is born in the United States, he or she is first meaningfully (and sometimes quite uniquely) named by his or her parents or loved ones, and then inevitably numbered by the Social Security Administration. Ultimately, the number provided by our government is for the purpose of identification…

What is Human Trafficking?

The Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Human trafficking can happen to anyone. It is blind to race, nationality, age, or gender. An estimated 71% of trafficked and/or enslaved people are…

social media investigations

This post was originally published by El Dorado Insurance. It is reprinted here with permission.

Social Media Investigation?

With social media being a wealth of personal information stretching years into the past, it’s no surprise that these platforms have become treasure troves for all kinds of investigations. But at the same time, it…

The Private Investigation Gear We Use

Gear is a very important part of any private investigator’s toolbox. The tools of our trade are usually pretty high-tech and oftentimes quite expensive. Private investigators are usually very opinionated on gear and we can talk about it nonstop if you let us (and sometimes even if you don’t). We…

Sad Child Sitting By Window

What is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation, in laymen’s terms, is the toxic practice of one parent keeping a child away from the other parent. This usually occurs for malicious intent such as accusations of infidelity and/or remarriages. Professionals consider parental alienation a form of emotional and psychological abuse. …

In this article, we discuss the use of retail drones (quadcopters) within the private investigation sector.

DISCLAIMER

We are not attorneys and you should not construe anything in this article as legal advice! Please use common sense and follow the statutes of the individual states in which you practice.

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Red Door Investigations, LLC

We are a private investigations firm located in Fort Worth, TX. We offer many services, but we specialize in surveillance and fraud investigations.

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