Ever Wonder How Private Investigators Perform In-Depth Background Investigations?

This article will answer your questions.  We go above and beyond to help you get the evidence and proof you need.

Private investigators are hired to uncover information that is not easily accessible to the public. They use a range of techniques, such as conducting interviews, accessing public records, and using surveillance methods to conduct in-depth background investigations. Private investigators can help companies conduct background checks on potential employees or investigate suspected fraud or theft. They can also be employed by individuals who want to uncover information about someone else’s past. By utilizing their investigative skills and resources, private investigators can provide a comprehensive view of an individual’s history and uncover facts that may have been hidden from the public eye.


An in-depth background investigation is a detailed method of researching an individual’s personal and professional history. This process involves various steps to ensure that the information gathered is accurate and up to date. The steps involved in an in-depth background investigation include verifying the individual’s identity, conducting interviews with relevant individuals, obtaining records from public sources, and using other investigative techniques such as surveillance and financial analysis. All of these steps can be necessary to ensure that a thorough background check is conducted on the person being investigated.


Background investigations typically include criminal history. However it’s important to go beyond just criminal history. A thorough background investigation should include all court records, social media and web presence, any business affiliations, a list of real property owned, mortgage details and current estimated value of those properties, motor vehicle information, weapons permits and hunting permits, a check of global watchlists and no fly lists, financial records and much more.

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Once this information is gathered, the investigator arranges the information in a neat, user-friendly report that details all findings. While at times a basic background investigation may suffice, in most cases an in-depth background investigation is needed to fit the goals and strategy of the case. An attorney may want to vet a subject pre-litigation. A client from the public may want to investigate a new business partner or romantic partner. In all of these cases, an in-depth background investigation would be best practice.  We proudly serve the greater Sacramento area.

If you need an in-depth background investigation, please call us at 916-224-4680.