Covert Results has taken on team members that come from various backgrounds. Some have been law enforcement, military, loss prevention, and even background investigators. However, has anyone ever wondered what it’s like to be a Covert Results Private Investigator? Although hard to pinpoint, read more to hear about a day in the life of a PI. 

Grab your gun from the holster, tackle the criminal, get your handcuffs out! Oh, wait… that’s right, this isn’t a James Bond movie… What comes to mind for the majority of people when thinking of what a private investigator actually does usually ends up being imagined as something out of a jam-packed, grip the edge of your seat in suspense type of action movie. In reality, however, private investigators have nowhere near the amount of fun as James Bond.

So, what does a private investigator actually do? A far cry from the ideals in Sherlock Holmes, examining backyards with a magnifying glass and journaling suspicious activity does not exactly cover the in-depth duties a private investigator undertakes. Although it does give a somewhat mysterious, intriguing and romantic light to the career path. The reality, is that in a highly glamorized industry the notion of following people around for the majority of your day or night assuredly does not appeal to some. A typical day in the role of a private investigator can cover anything from writing detailed reports, liaising with attorneys, reviewing background checks, proving cases of adultery, catching cheating partners, verifying serious fraud and other criminal activity cases. We as investigators, also have the ability to conduct interviews. There’s always more information to be found and some people are more inclined to talk to an investigator more so than a sworn police officer. 

A great deal of time while working as a Covert Results Private Detective will be spent surveilling targets, and sometimes reviewing discovery for what seems like hours on end. Private Investigators have an innate ability to efficiently blend into their surroundings and limit suspect awareness of being watched. Unlike the typical 9-5 workday, the P.I role requires unpredictable hours, night or day, while surveillance is being undertaken. Far from a typical office job, Private Investigators endure an unpredictable schedule but enjoy a variety of project assignments – their workday is never the same. 

However exciting and glamorous the media portrays Private Investigator roles to be – choosing this career path is only suitable for a select few. It requires strong character, dedication, patience and the ability to stay cool under a great deal of pressure. You’ll need an intense level of concentration, an eye for detail and a sixth sense to be instantly aware of the movements of suspects. Do you have what it takes to be a Covert Results Private Investigator?

Covert Results is a private investigations and security company with over 100 years of experience. Our team of highly trained investigators and security experts are well versed in all types of investigations and security matters. We now have two dedicated offices, in Nashville, Tennessee and Clarksville, Tennessee. For questions about private investigations, professional security, handgun training, or consulting please email, call, or visit our website. 615-861-1680