Our investigators have many methods to choose from when determining the facts in a case. Much of their work is done using a computer, recovering deleted e-mails and documents, for example. They may also perform computer database searches or work with someone who does. Computers allow investigators to quickly obtain huge amounts of information such as a subjectís prior arrests, convictions, civil legal judgments, telephone numbers, motor vehicle registrations, association and club memberships, and even photographs.

Our investigators also perform various other types of surveillance or searches. To verify facts, such as an individualís income or place of employment, they may make phone calls or visit a subjectís workplace. In other cases, especially those involving missing persons and background checks, investigators interview people to gather as much information as possible about an individual. Sometimes investigators go undercover, pretending to be someone else to get information or to observe a subject inconspicuously.

Our investigators are trained to perform physical surveillance, which may be high-tech or low-tech. They may observe a site, such as the home of a subject, from an inconspicuous location or a vehicle. Using photographic and video cameras, binoculars and cell phones, detectives often use surveillance to gather information on an individual; this can be quite time consuming.

The duties of our investigators depend on the needs of their customers. In cases that involve fraudulent workersí compensation claims, for example, investigators may carry out long-term covert observation of a person suspected of fraud. If an investigator observes him or her performing an activity that contradicts injuries stated in a workerís compensation claim, the investigator would take video or still photographs to document the activity and report it to the customer.

We must be mindful of the law when conducting investigations. They keep up with Federal, State and local legislation, such as privacy laws and other legal issues affecting their work. The legality of certain methods may be unclear, and our investigators must make judgment calls when deciding how to pursue a case. They must also know how to collect evidence properly so that they do not compromise its admissibility in court.

Our investigators are often specialized. Those who focus on intellectual property theft, for example, investigate and document acts of piracy, help clients stop illegal activity and provide intelligence for prosecution and civil action. Other investigators specialize in developing financial profiles and asset searches. Their reports reflect information gathered through interviews, investigation and surveillance, and research, including review of public documents.

Investigators generally work alone, but they sometimes work with others during surveillance or when following a subject in order to avoid detection by the subject. Some of the work involves confrontation, so the job can be stressful and dangerous. Some situations call for the investigator to be armed, such as certain bodyguard assignments for corporate or celebrity clients. In most cases, however, a weapon is not necessary because the purpose of the work is gathering information and not law enforcement or criminal apprehension. Owners of investigative agencies have the added stress of having to deal with demanding and sometimes distraught clients.

Private detectives and investigators often work irregular hours because of the need to conduct surveillance and contact people who are not available during normal working hours. Early morning, evening, weekend and holiday work is common.

Contact Details

  Website
  Person G Woodbury & Associates, Inc
  City Clarkston , MI
  Zip Code 48347
  Address PO Box1723
  Phone Number (810) 891-6447

Products & Services

At G Woodbury and Associates Inc., we handle many different types of investigations. We are committed to providing you with the complete information that you will need to figure out your case.


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