Private Investigations:

Frequently Asked Questions

Private Investigation FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions that we get asked about private investigations:

Why should you hire a private investigator?

You'd hire a private investigator to help deal with civil matters when the police won't deal with it as a criminal matter. If applicable, a private investigator can find evidence to turn it into a criminal matter.

Is it legal for a private investigator to follow someone?

Yes

What does it cost to hire a private investigator in New Zealand?

It really depends on what you need - every client is different. Please contact us with a description of your requirements, and we'll send you a quote.

Can a private investigator get cell phone records?

No. This goes against the Privacy Act.

Can a private investigator make arrests?

No, private investigators are civil agents, not criminal or government agents. However, they can get the police involved if they are needed.

Is it legal to hire a private investigator?

Yes. It's common for civil agents to be hired to deal with civil matters before they become criminal matters. Private investigators deal with the public.

How do private investigators work?

Secretly - you won't even know we're there!

Do you have a question we haven’t answered here?

Insurance, licenses and memberships

Protecting your best interests is our priority. We are licensed by the Ministry of Justice to conduct private investigations and repossessions, and we hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance to protect against the downside.

How can we help you?

If you would like to chat about how we can support you, please call or email us for a confdential discussion about your requirements.

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