How a Singapore Investigator solves a case
An investigator’s workload could include the very common background investigation, spouse monitoring, general surveillance and leads on missing people. They usually also have to become involved in legal matters to give court reports etc. To successfully solve a case, a Singapore investigator has to move through various phases of problem solving. This however, depends on the field of expertise of the said investigator. Finding the real culprit of an unsettled crime case is the work of an investigator from Crime against Person’s Unit. While another private investigator’s main work is to establish whether a spouse is cheating or not. Whatever the nature of the case may be, one thing is common between all private investigators- to solve a case they need to gather and organize facts. For collecting the crucial information, a skill is required that is more important than the good luck and instinctive power enjoyed by the fictional detectives.
A fruitful search starts off with proper planning and evaluation. The investigator should essentially discuss the case thoroughly with his client and establish if the case is legal and ethical and also if it is possible to solve or what are the constraints and limitations. Next step is to design a plan and do a cost analysis of the work done to collect necessary information. It is very important that the investigation is conducted in a manner using which it can be produced in a court if ever the need comes. This means the evidence should be analyzed critically and a professional report is created listing all the findings. A Singapore investigator has the skills of a good researcher and so makes use of numerous means of information while solving a case. One of the sources generally used is surveillance. It is definitely a difficult skill and involves monitoring the comings and goings of a target and recording and evaluating this observed information. Other than being very tedious, this is also a high-risk job because it is quite difficult to follow people in real-time without either losing track of them or being seen. Most of the surveillance activity is done from the investigator’s own car and requires a camera and long, undistracted hours.
It is often better to interview the targets personally. Since it is not an official interview and the target person should not get the hint that he is being scrutinized, the interviewing takes a lot of time – most of it spent in appearing to be friendly to the target hence building trust and putting him/her off-guard. There are certain people who are still hesitant to talk despite the friendly air created by the investigator; for them the investigator may need to use the extra skill of pretexts and ruses to obtain the information they desire. Another source of facts and figures, used by all investigators including a Singapore investigator, is public records. These records are not easily accessible to every common person but the investigators usually have an access possibly by having an understanding with the officials responsible for maintaining the records. This enables them to access the information easily; not only that, some investigators even have access to special databases that search several records simultaneously. These are out-of-bounds to the common citizens.
To collect evidence using public record databases, a variety of records could be searched. The records explored by a Singapore investigator include tax records, court records, motor vehicle registration records, voter registrations, business licenses and permits, various court records, records related to real estate dealings, births and deaths records from the hospitals or from the vital statistics record database. Collecting information successfully is followed by the more important task of analyzing and scrutinizing it and preparing a concluding report that is to be presented to the client. The method of investigations is a skill learned by the investigators during their formal training. Proficiency in the techniques of investigation results in success of the private investigators.