Criminal Justice Center
A Private Investigator Course

June 21 - 24, 2010
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Security Management Institute
555 West 57th st., Room 603BMW
New York, NY 10019-1029
Tel: (212) 237-8638
FAX: (212) 237-8637
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Private Investigator Course
The Security Management Institute (SMI) has developed a program which is designed for individuals who wish to enter the field of Private Investigations. This three day program has been specially designed to develop basic knowledge and skills for the practitioner who is, or anticipates being, a private investigator. Each lesson has been updated and focuses on the challenges faced by investigative personnel who are not in law enforcement. Both the beginner and the accomplished investigator should find this program an outstanding reference.


  • Instructors are subject matter experts, attorneys, certified protection professionals and licensed private investigators.
  • Appropriate handout materials and presentations provide an overview of the Private Investigators principles and responsibilities.
  • Certificates will be provided upon completion of the course.


The Functions of a Private Investigator

  • Liability and Privacy Issues
  • Sources of Information
  • The Interview Process
  • Dealing with Sources
  • Field Notes and Case Reports
  • Investigative Files
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Special Investigations
  • Background and Personnel Investigations
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • White Collar Crime, Fraud and Theft
  • Industrial Espionage & Proprietary Information


Course Objectives

  • Learn how to conduct and manage an investigative program.
  • Develop interview and debriefing techniques.
  • Develop an awareness of legal requirements and restrictions in the private investigative field.


Who Should Attend

  • Security managers and officers who have responsibility for corporate investigative programs.
  • Police detectives, federal agents and investigators who are close to retirement and wish to make the transition from official to private investigations.

Security Management Institute
555 West 57th st., Room 612BMW
New York, NY 10019-1029
Tel: (212) 237-8638
FAX: (212) 237-8637

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