This virus has had and will have a profound effect on the world for years to come. People’s health (mentally or physically), finances (reduced hours, job loss, etc.), socially (missing life’s biggest moments, such as weddings, graduations, etc.) and the list goes on and on.
As in many types of workplace settings, people are having to adapt to a new way of conducting business. The same holds true for the Private Investigation Agencies. As we are told, “flatten out the outbreak curve” and limit social contact and practice “social distancing” to slow or limit the spread of the disease, the industry emphasis is shifting to more remote or solitary ways to conduct investigations involving child support, child custody, marriage infidelity and/or locating people.
There has been more of a demand recently for more online/data-based investigations. These can help with surveillance or missing person investigations. We have access to databases that the public doesn’t have access to. This can be done by our investigators from any computer, anywhere in the world. Thus we are practicing our required social distancing and doing our part to combat this virus.
Surveillance, a lot of the time, is done in a vehicle alone to accomplish the goal of recording what a person is doing or not doing. Once again this satisfies the goal also of limiting social contacts and social distancing as required to fight this disease.
No matter if you are in Gravesend or Glendale, Maspeth or Manhattan Beach, we can still investigate cases. Just because there is a COVID-19 outbreak doesn’t mean that issues such as cheating spouses or tenants not paying rent and searching for them goes away.