How would a person go about persuing a career as a private investigator?

If I wanted to become a private investigator, how would I go about persuing this as a career? Is there college involved or just special training? How would I begin the special training/where would I sign up/how would I locate an institute within my area that provides training/education in this field? If you have *any info at all* on this, it will be greatly appreciated ~ thanks in advance.

Asked By: thename's♥L - 12/1/2007
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First getting a degree in criminal justice or at least some security and law enforcement training to put on your resume will help. Military training in scouting and reconnaissance is a plus too... More
Answered By: Rico Goldstar - 12/1/2007
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Best way is to get law enforcement training either public sector or military. College education really doesn't apply here, although some police forces in larger metro areas may require a 4 year degree these days.
Answered By: OrangeKitten - 12/1/2007
It depends on where you want to work. Different states have different requirements. Also, there are different types of investigators. To become a private investigator, you need a license in most states. However, you can work for a private investigator without a license... More
Answered By: Ryan - 9/29/2013
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