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Somebody smashed your car windows. Somebody stole your bike. Somebody mugged you in a dark alley after a night at the bar. Somebody assaulted you while you were drunk.

When you go to the police, they refuse to investigate your case. There are lots of reasons police won’t pursue a case. Maybe the value of your loss is too little. Maybe after an initial look, there is just no evidence to warrant further work. Or bottom line, maybe the police think an investigation just isn’t worth their very limited time and resources.

Regardless of the reason given, what can you do if the police refuse to investigate your case?



Hire a licensed private investigator to do the job for you. Private investigators, like police, are trained for the job. Private investigators are valuable assets in criminal investigations and often work with the police and other law enforcement agencies when the situation calls for it. Without sufficient evidence to build and support a case, law enforcement can’t step in and take the reins of the investigation. With the help of a good private investigator, enough evidence can be obtained and handed over to the police so that they can take over, pursue the case, and make an arrest.

A private investigator can gather information, conduct surveillance, find missing persons, perform background checks, assist in child custody cases, and much more. Often, if the information is relevant, a PI will be able to testify in court, and this testimony will likely be more credible and hold up better during interrogation than that of friends and family who might be biased or repeating hearsay. A licensed investigator is also cognizant of the laws of your state and will know which methods and tools he can legally use for surveillance so that the evidence submitted is admissible in court.