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What is a Private Investigator?

A Private Investigator is a person who for hire investigates and provides information. In the State of California, Private Investigative agencies, and Private Investigators within those agencies, are what is pigoverned by the ASIS. The State of California it is required that Private Investigators be licensed and bonded. Many Investigators in the stat belong to different California Association of Private Investigators, also known as CALI. The ASIS does not limit the Investigators work, yet it specifically empowers licensed Investigators to research or investigate information on individuals, corporations or the like. Accordingly, only authorized, licensed Investigators are able conduct surveillance operations or undercover work. Investigators are permitted to search for individuals such as missing persons, witnesses or criminal offenders, as well as being permitted to search for property, assets, etc.

Private Investigators may be hired by civil persons, corporations, various Government agencies, police and the military. Some Investigators involve themselves in civil or domestic cases, while others specialize in corporate and/or criminal matters. Smaller groups of Private Investigators work in what is known as “ops” (special operations). Many of these Investigators have a law enforcement or military background. Cases these Investigators work on are extremely sensitive and risky and therefore are rarely made public.

In today’s society, many people choose to use Private Investigators over police in order to keep the investigated and collected data away from the public. In some instances, the police may not be provided with enough evidence to act on a complaint. A Private Investigator may be retained to collect the necessary intelligence required for the case to proceed. In other instances a Private Investigator may be recruited by a lawyer to collect information that normally would not be of interest to other agencies. For example, perhaps you disagree with the outcome of a report or investigation that affects you civilly or criminally. A Private Investigator may be hired to reinvestigate or re-examine the situation in order to search for an alternate conclusion.

Domestic, corporate, or criminal, some of a Private Investigator’s work is routine. An Investigator is required to research, collect evidence, interview, proceed with surveillance and other undercover work, gather videotape and/or photographs, and let us not forget the task of lengthy report writing. Investigators never shy away from working long hours, challenging the unknown and, in some cases, risking their lives. But, as many people assume, this profession is full of exciting moments as well. Well…it is! However, being a Private Investigator has its difficult and stressful moments. Often this career takes the Investigator away from his family and close friends for lengthy periods of time. Despite the time lost with those close to us, being a Private Investigator is an addictive and extremely rewarding career.

Empire Pacific Investigative Services

Private Investigator Beverly Hills

Our Client Reviews

Empire Pacific Investigative Services

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 210 reviews

Alberto R.

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It has been my pleasure to work with Empire Pacific Investigative Services over the past 10 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.

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Contact Us

Empire Pacific Investigative Services
1117 Sherbourne Dr.
West Hollywood,
CA 90069

Phone: (310) 657-3747

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Empire Pacific Investigative Services Inc., established in 1993 by three retired U.S. Federal Special Agents, offers a diverse range of investigative services individually tailored to our clients' specific needs. Throughout its years of service, EPIS has enjoyed an enviable reputation based on dedication to client service. Each member of our staff is highly skilled, thereby ensuring a knowledgeable team proficient in every phase of the investigative field.