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Surveillance / Private Investigator

254

Statewide
Job Postings
183rd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
250

Currently Employed
in Indiana
Not Available

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$16.86 - $30.20

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Surveillance / Private Investigator - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 254 job postings for the occupation of Surveillance / Private Investigator in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Surveillance / Private Investigator. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Surveillance / Private Investigator Do:

Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

Common Job Activities:

  • Write reports or case summaries to document investigations.
  • Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.
  • Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax or legal filings, or other resources to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
  • Conduct personal background investigations, such as pre-employment checks, to obtain information about an individual's character, financial status, or personal history.
  • Expose fraudulent insurance claims or stolen funds.
  • Obtain and analyze information on suspects, crimes, or disturbances to solve cases, to identify criminal activity, or to gather information for court cases.
  • Testify at hearings or court trials to present evidence.
  • Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons or information about individuals' character or financial status.
  • Observe and document activities of individuals to detect unlawful acts or to obtain evidence for cases, using binoculars and still or video cameras.
  • Investigate companies' financial standings or locate funds stolen by embezzlers, using accounting skills.
  • Perform undercover operations, such as evaluating the performance or honesty of employees by posing as customers or employees.
  • Alert appropriate personnel to suspects' locations.
  • Count cash and review transactions, sales checks, or register tapes to verify amounts or to identify shortages.
  • Monitor industrial or commercial properties to enforce conformance to establishment rules and to protect people or property.
  • Confer with establishment officials, security departments, police, or postal officials to identify problems, provide information, or receive instructions.
  • Apprehend suspects and release them to law enforcement authorities or security personnel.
  • Warn troublemakers causing problems on establishment premises and eject them from premises when necessary.

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