No, we are not the mythical PI’s fostered in stories, books, movies and television.
We do not drink in excess (a DUI will end your career), work out of dingy offices, kick down doors or shoot people. We dress appropriately and professionally and drive unremarkable vehicles rather than red Ferraris.
We are professionally licensed and regulated by the same governing entity that regulates State Troopers. We belong to trade associations, take continuing education, develop relationships with other PI’s and pay taxes and insurance. We properly record the interactions we have with our clients and witnesses. We do our best to do our work ethically and act within the boundaries of the law.
We are an integral component of the United States legal system. Without us, fraud, criminal and other civil cases would not be investigated, or properly documented.
Panoramic Investigators DO
- Adhere to a Professional Code of Ethics
- Respect a customers privacy
- Stay current on applicable laws
- Charge reasonable fees for service
- Update clients promptly
- Complete investigations in a timely manner
Panoramic Investigators DO NOT
- Violate a person’s right to privacy
- Illegally obtain non-public information about others
- Access credit reports without signed release or permissible purpose per the Fair Credit Reporting Act
- Access Department of Motor Vehicle records without permissible purpose or release DMV records to members of the public
- Break the law to accomplish client objectives
- Accept unethical assignments from people with questionable objectives.
- Become involved in conflicts of interest.
Neither do Panoramic Investigators…
- Engage in harassing or vengeful behavior
- Reveal confidential client or case information unless authorized or ordered by law
- Misrepresent ourselves as having access to proprietary government databases (i.e. NCIC records, non-existent criminal record data bases)
- Impersonate law enforcement officers or government officials
- Lie under oath
- Intimidate witnesses
- Use telephone recording equipment unlawfully or install wire taps
- Use unlawful covert electronic surveillance methods
- Take photos through bedroom windows
- Obtain business or competitive intelligence through unfair or illegal means
- Trespass or break and enter to achieve objectives
- Participate in illegal child snatch-back schemes
- Locate children for non-custodial parents
- Conduct illegal activities