And then for the average Joe, first thoughts that come to mind when about police investigators are various television personalities. Maybe even the old gum shoes from the 40s and 50s with their feet up on the desk waiting for a damsel in distress to enter their offices.
Over the years, assorted television shows like Magnum P. I., Spencer for Hire, and a string of Sherlock Holmes and other famous detective movies have built an image in the minds of many about what a private investigator is. The generated fantasies are romantic, thrilling and sometimes violent. The excitement and drama draws us to the show, week after week to see what our hero will do in the next situation. To solve the case.
In real life, however, a private investigator’s job is never like the Hollywood versions. Though often exciting, and occasionally scary, a private investigator’s job is diverse and sometimes extremely difficult.
Frankly, much of it comes down to extreme dedication and countless hours spent sifting through mountains of documents or late evenings poking through obscure databases, hoping to find that one shred of evidence needed by our current client. What is one character “duty” among investigators?
Dedication. That’s what sums it up. A private investigator’s job requires countless hours in any investigation. Unfortunately, most people these days have encountered law enforcement agencies to one degree or another. In some fashion, most people are extremely shocked and frustrated by the lack of time that law enforcers dedicate to their scenario.
But the fact is, many law enforcement agencies simply do not have the manpower. And this is only in regard to criminal matters. The bigger problem, even than this, boils down to the equipment. With the proper equipment, turnaround time on solving cases can be cut significantly and efforts can be better focused on strategic elements of a case.
What private investigators do to gather that key witness testimony, along with evidence to present a case before a judge and jury. Their case’s success then hinges on the use of tools like iRecord digital audio and video recording and management systems.
Without reliable, accurate and easy-to-use tools such as iRecord’s, today’s private investigator struggles to fulfill his or her mission to be the eyes and ears in the courtroom when handling criminal cases.
iRecord features include:
- ONE TOUCH Recording and VHS-style controls make operation SIMPLE.
- Greater versatility and more time saving feature than an off the shelf DVR.
- Simple “Pie Chart” shows instantly how much space remains on recorder
- Volume and speed control during playback of a recording.
- Automatic delivery through a LAN or WAN
- Automatically time-and-date stamp user text annotations that allows user to skip directly to important parts of interview
Contact us to learn more or to request a product demo for your force!