To an outsider, being a private investigator might seem like a glamorous career. Spy movies and dramatic detective stories (including stories about Sherlock Holmes, an enduring favourite) have created an impression that the average private investigator is always closely following a criminal and watching their every move. There’s a common belief that private investigators have fancy connections in high up places and that there’s never a dull moment.

Being a private investigator, however, can be much less dramatic and a lot messier. For example, a Somerset town council has recently employed private investigators to follow the ‘dog poo’ trail, finding dog owners that aren’t clearing up after their four-legged companions.

How can a private investigator help?

Private investigators can track and trace, keeping an eye on someone that’s broken the law and gathering important information to bring them to justice. That’s the case with big crimes and those carried out over a long period of time, but is also the case when someone lets their dog do its business on the pavement before continuing without bringing out a poop bag.

In cases like these, a private investigator will be hired to stand in a problem area and wait until someone lets their dog relieve itself without cleaning up. They can then issue a summons to ensure that the dog fouling doesn’t go without punishment. The private investigator’s work will lead to fines for those that are leaving the streets a mess.

Meanwhile, for the private investigator, the job continues. Hour after hour of standing around, in whatever weather, watching dogs answering the call of nature.

What do you need a private investigator for?

Whilst a private investigator’s working day isn’t always as glitzy and exciting as it might seem, it is effective for those that want information and evidence.

Whatever you need to find out, whether it’s information about dog fouling or where your employee is going whenever he or she calls in sick, call EJM investigations on 01772 334 700 to talk about your requirements.

We spend hours watching, waiting and gathering evidence so that you get the answers to your questions.

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