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Experience
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Investigation

The act or process of investigating to search out and examine the particulars of an event or an attempt to learn the facts about something hidden, unique, or complex. The investigation process is based on examining and studying the details related to all components of the topic being investigated. The outcome of an investigation is based on a systematical approach and a detailed and careful examination of all the facts. In short, it’s finding the truth.

All services can be tailored for the Individual, Law Firm, Corporate or Government entity.

Asset Investigation

KNOW WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITH

PPI recommends conducting an in-depth Asset Investigation on any individual with whom you are planning to:

  • Enter into a business transaction
  • Establish a partnership
  • Entrust a large financial investment
  • Pursue in court for a civil or criminal matter

PPI will conduct all Asset Investigations discreetly and anonymously to protect the integrity of our clients and any relationship; be it business or personal. Asset Investigation is a highly specialized type of search and discovery investigation demanding extensive experience, and access to technical resources. Every case is unique and must be approached in that manner with the purpose of identifying assets.

PPI has access to databases not made available to the public. This allows our clients access to information that would not be available elsewhere. PPI has developed a proprietary approach to Asset Investigation. All of our investigations are conducted and managed by State Licensed Investigators. We utilize technology to give our clients the most comprehensive Asset Investigation tools in the industry.

  • Comprehensive record search
  • Locating properties nationwide
  • Locating LLC’s and Trusts associated with the subject
  • Locating businesses and shell companies maintained by the subject
  • Uncovering corporations held by third parties for the subject’s benefit

Civil records pertaining to assets and properties owned

Background Investigation

BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW.

PPI recommends conducting an in-depth Background Investigation on any individual with whom you are planning to:

  • Enter into a business transaction
  • Establish a partnership
  • Entrust a large financial investment
  • Pursuing or being pursued by in court for a civil or criminal matter
  • Secure with your family and loved ones

PPI has access to databases not made available to the public. This allows our clients access to information that would not be available elsewhere. Through years of experience PPI has developed a proprietary approach to Background Investigations. We pair this with our ability to utilize technology to give our clients the most comprehensive Background Investigation tools in the industry.

PPI Investigators, if needed, will contact former associates, family members, employees and neighbors to uncover additional information that is not available on our databases or by way of computer research.

Civil Investigations

EXPERIENCE AND A LITTLE BOOT LEATHER.
Plus, a lot of technology.

PPI provides clients State Licensed Investigators to conduct Civil Investigations for business and personal matters. PPI’s reports are compiled and organized by Investigators that have a clear understanding of the evidence gathering process required in Civil Investigations. The reporting will be a clear concise detailing of their findings and the investigator can testify in a court of law or as required.

PPI has access to databases not made available to the public. This allows our clients access to information that would not be available elsewhere. PPI has developed a proprietary approach to Civil Investigations and all of our investigations. We pair this with our ability to utilize technology to give our clients the most comprehensive Civil Investigation tools in the industry.

Criminal Investigations

WE HAVE SKILLS AND ARE RELENTLESS.

PPI provides clients State Licensed Investigators to conduct Criminal Investigations for business and personal matters. The Investigators are all experienced former or currently licensed peace officers. PPI’s reports are compiled and organized by investigators that have a clear understanding of the evidence gathering process required in Criminal Investigations. The reporting will be a clear concise report detailing their findings and the investigator can testify in a court of law or as required.

PPI has access to databases not made available to the public. This allows our clients access to information that would not be available elsewhere. PPI has developed a proprietary approach to Criminal Investigations. We pair this with our ability to utilize technology to provide our clients the most comprehensive Criminal Investigation tools in the industry.

Digital Forensics

EVERY COMPUTER LEAVES A TRAIL.

Digital Forensics pertains to evidence found in computers and digital storage media. The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the digital information.

In court, computer forensic evidence is subject to the usual requirements for digital evidence and this requires that information be authentic, reliably obtained, and admissible in a court of law. PPI will ensure that the proper guidelines and practices designed to create a legal audit trail are adhered to throughout this process.

Family Law and Domestic Investigations

WE SEEK THE TRUTH.

Family Law and Domestic Investigations are much like any other investigation except they require investigators well-versed in the Family Code, Penal Code, and Texas Rules of Evidence. PPI’s Investigators are, and we do it with a great level of sensitivity and discretion.

Whether the issue is child custody, elder abuse, identity theft, discovery of assets, abuse, stalking, or infidelity, PPI’s Investigators have a clear understanding of the processes in gathering the facts and the truth. PPI’s Investigators will provide a clear concise report detailing their findings and the Investigator can testify in a court of law if required. The Investigators testimony will carry greater credibility because they are an impartial individual doing their job.

Conducting a private investigation is better left to the professionals at PPI. Private citizens may be able to uncover useful evidence, but if it is obtained illegally, their hard-earned evidence could get thrown out in legal proceedings. Furthermore, they can jeopardize an otherwise good case or cause legal trouble for themselves if they violate the law. It is sometimes a lengthy and painful process for the people involved, but PPI will work with the client and/or their attorney to make it as easy as possible.

Missing Person

WHERE THEY LEAD, WE WILL FOLLOW.

Missing Person investigations range from family members, friends, or others attempting to locate a  person. We couple our experienced staff with a vast data network that grants us access to critical information in a Missing Person investigation .

In addition to analytical resources, PPI’s Investigators in the field will “pound the pavement” to find the Missing Person. PPI employs high tech measures and discrete sources to obtain information leading to the Missing Person.

Pre-Employment Screening

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY.

PPI provides clients a great deal more confidence and information when hiring. We offer services to ensure your employees have a solid background and reputable standing. PPI offers a unique consultative approach, to help you implement and manage a successful employee screening program. PPI has developed tools to help you streamline the hiring process by providing you access to local, state and national partner databases along with FCRA compliance support, and offering industry-specific screening solutions.

Name and Address Search

The preliminary source of this search is credit ratings data. In some cases, the three credit bureaus often do not include a subject’s current address. During the identity verification process we search alternative sources, public records and phone records. In some cases, these supplemental databases will identify information not listed by the applicant.

Social Security Number Validation

To check the validity of the Social Security Number, we run it against the Social Security Administration format information index.

State Criminal History

Many states offer online searches that will include criminal history for all counties within the state. These searches will allow employers to determine if an applicant has a criminal conviction within the state. We have developed a system to quickly search and audit this information for employers.

Federal Criminal History

Federal convictions rarely appear in a county, state or national criminal check. U.S. District Court indices are searchable at the federal level. Examples of crimes that would be prosecuted at the federal level are kidnapping, drug trafficking, bank robbery, embezzlement, or counterfeiting.

Sex Offender Registry

We offer access to both national and state-level sex offender registries. Although sex offenders are required to register when they move to a new state, they sometimes don’t. A national search will reveal any sex offenses of an applicant.

Government Watch Lists

Government security and terrorist watch lists include individuals or companies linked to terrorist activity. These watch lists also include denied, debarred, sanctioned, most wanted, and fugitive lists. Our search data includes all government agencies.

Motor Vehicle Records

Motor vehicle record history is available within a state where an individual holds a license for up to 3 to 7 years. If an applicant is going to be required to drive a company vehicle or travel on behalf of the business, a motor vehicle record history will supply all of the information required.

Employment Reference Checks

PPI will screen potential employees by speaking with Human Resource Departments, supervisors and possibly co-workers of the applicant.

Education Reference Check

Ensure that your applicant is providing an accurate educational background by performing an education reference check. PPI is equipped to validate degrees or GED certificates from accredited schools or universities.

Employee Termination

Employers with high level terminations or those simply looking to execute a safe and peaceful termination, have utilized PPI’s services to evaluate an employee to determine what level of risk may exist prior to an Employee Termination. Based on PPI’s evaluation a determination will be made, in consultation with our client, if there is a need for PPI’s Personnel during the actual termination process.

Subject Locate

IF THERE’S A TRAIL, WE’LL FIND IT.

Subject Locate cases will range from family members or friends attempting to locate distant friends, to law firms attempting to locate a witness for deposition purposes.

We couple our experienced staff with a vast data network that grants us access to critical information in a Subject Locate case. Our main focus in every Subject Locate case is to provide our clients with current and accurate information. PPI offers a wide range of Subject Locate services to our clients.

 

  • Skip trace witness location
  • Locate a missing client
  • Locate and serve a defendant
  • Locate an individual that owes money
  • Locate heirs to an estate in a probate case

Surveillance

WE DO THINGS IN THE DARK YOU COULDN’T IMAGINE.

Virtually every private investigation firm claims to handle Surveillance. Many of these “Surveillance” personnel may have worked Surveillance on occasion, but hardly qualify as experienced. PPI handles Surveillance Cases every day. Our Personnel have been afforded the best surveillance training in the industry, to include private, military and police training — it’s not all the same and we know the difference.

Surveillance requires an experienced person in conducting surveillance missions that may require long-term assignments. The pedigree of our Personnel is unmatched in the industry. PPI’s Surveillance Personnel are trained with the skills of physical surveillance and have access to digital surveillance networks as well.

PPI’s Personnel are familiar with the use of digital video and audio surveillance equipment. Our Personnel are also prepared to follow the subject into a hotel, place of employment, restaurant or wherever needed (legally) to obtain the evidence required.

PPI works with many high net-worth individuals and law firms to conduct Surveillance. One of the most common occurrences for personal Surveillance is to determine if a spouse has been unfaithful. PPI understands how delicate these types of Surveillances are to everyone involved and our goal is to provide our clients with the facts, the truth.

PPI provides clients experienced Personnel to conduct covert surveillance for business and personal matters. Extensive information can be obtained through the use of covert surveillance. PPI’s Surveillance techniques are tailored to meet our clients specific needs. PPI offers our clients verbal and written updates as appropriate and agreed.

PPI utilizes a variety of Surveillance techniques including:

  • Witness interviews
  • High power viewing equipment
  • Drug discernment
  • Computer and Internet operation tracking
  • Other electronic surveillance equipment

Undercover Investigation

THIS IS NO TIME TO HIRE AMATEURS.

Virtually every private investigation firm claims to handle Undercover Investigations. Many of these “Undercover” investigators may have worked Undercover Investigations on occasion in the past, but hardly qualify as an experienced undercover specialist. PPI’s Undercover Investigators are experienced in conducting Undercover Investigations that may require long-term assignments and utilize a variety of Undercover Investigation techniques.

The pedigree of our Undercover Investigators is unmatched in the industry. Our Undercover Investigators are trained with the skills of Undercover Investigations and have access to digital surveillance networks as well. PPI’s Undercover Investigators are familiar with the use of digital video and audio undercover equipment. PPI’s Undercover Investigators are prepared to follow the subject into a hotel, place of employment or restaurant in order to obtain the evidence required.

PPI works with many high net-worth individuals and law firms to conduct Undercover Investigations. One of the most common occurrences for personal Undercover Investigations is to determine if a spouse has been unfaithful. PPI understands how delicate these types of investigations are to everyone involved and our goal is only to provide our clients with the facts, the truth.

PPI provides clients Undercover Investigators to conduct Undercover Investigations for business and personal matters. Extensive information can be obtained through the use of Undercover Investigations and PPI will tailor an Undercover Investigation to meet our clients specific needs.

Depending on the type of case, PPI offers our clients updates as appropriate. PPI’s Undercover Investigators have a clear understanding of the evidence gathering processes and the value of a clear concise report detailing their findings.  Our attention to detail makes for expert testimony in court or as required, and can keep a case from going to court.

Workers Compensation

WE MAKE SURE THEY GET WHAT THEY DESERVE.

PPI has vast experience assisting companies with surveillance details for employees out on Workers Compensation leave. PPI’s Investigators are highly experienced with locating, tracking, and discreet surveillance. This service concludes with a professionally written report detailing facts discovered during the surveillance process along with surveillance photos and video.

PPI will gather the proof employers need and PPI’s Investigators have a clear understanding of the evidence gathering processes, and they know the value of a clear concise report and, if needed, can testify in a court of law or as required.

Workplace Investigations

WE SEEK THE TRUTH. AND PROOF.

PPI provides clients with experienced Investigators to conduct Workplace Investigations either covertly or overtly. This is commonly used to detect fraud, sexual harassment, drug use, theft or embezzlement.

PPI’s Investigators are trained to blend into the culture of the organization and adhere to the policies and procedures outlined by the company guidelines. PPI’s reports are compiled and organized with a clear understanding of the evidence gathering process.

When you suspect an employee or former employee of theft, illegal activities, inappropriate relationships, or compromising non-compete agreements, PPI will work to find the proof or evidence by using various surveillance techniques. PPI’s experienced Investigators have in-depth expertise to know where to look and how to proceed every step of the way to ensure protection of the company.

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