It’s an art that not many private investigators have perfected and it’s a line that few have either been brave enough or dumb enough to cross. When surveillance, background checks, in depth research, social media, computer forensics and all other traditional methods come up empty regardless of how well they were conducted. Often the only way to uncover the evidence needed to solve a tough case comes from Undercover Investigations.
Orlando Undercover Investigations
Undercover Investigations are both an acquired skill and a God-given gift. As an Orlando Private Investigator, I learned that 50% of being a great undercover operative comes from training, knowledge and developing a certain skill set through real world experience. The other half is something that can’t be taught or trained and has to be a part of the DNA of the undercover operative. The ability to blend in, to think on your feet to be able to gain a stranger’s trust in just a few seconds and just as quickly for them to forget about you entirely! The intangible characteristics of undercover investigations include quick thinking on your feet, a natural ability of how to gauge people, and The ability to fit in or blend in to nearly any social environment and use a natural personal emotional camouflage. The most important traits for a Private Investigator to be able to conduct successful Undercover Investigations is courage and the ability to not only convince others but even to temporarily convince yourself that what you’re saying to them is true.
The Truth about Undercover Investigations
Basic Undercover Investigations consist of simply blending in and observing without being detected (trust me it’s not as easy as it sounds!) But for a trained Orlando private investigator with a background in undercover investigations, it’s basically an upgraded form of covert surveillance. Taking undercover investigations a step further is when you actually have to retrieve information from another human being without being detected or raising suspicion in anyway. To pull this off requires an advanced skill set of psychology, interrogation and being able to identify human personality traits. Along with strong sales skills (to earn a person’s trust in a short period of time). After all the human brain is a tough vault to crack! There is zero margin for error in Undercover Investigations. Regardless of the type of case, you rarely get a second chance with undercover investigations.