But its not all glamour and green lights as presented on television. There are many things a private investigator can or cannot do legally in the world of criminal investigation. Falsely representing to be a law enforcement officer, attorney, or government official are just a few that are illegal. Using false pretexts to gain access to a person’s financial or phone records is also a violation of federal law. On the other hand private investigators offer a number of needed and worthwhile services. One where they are frequently called upon to help is locating a missing person or in a volatile divorce case. Some states require a license; others only require law enforcement training courses or have experience with a law enforcement agency. License or not one thing all private investigators should carry is liability insurance.
Law enforcement personnel can wear many hats. It can involve one person or a team, and it is a high demand profession where jobs are always available in cites small or large. Law enforcement, also known to the public as police officers, basically insure that all laws are obeyed as well as enforcing the obedience of laws and regulations that living in a proper and civil society requires. They make attempts at keeping the peace at any cost, many times in very dangerous situations.
However law enforcement can also be generated from civil and criminal court judges and codes. Any person wishing to consider a position as a law enforcement officer will be required to have an impeccable background history. Any illegal situations found on an application via a through background check would be cause for rejection. Most times law enforcement will be most concerned with the prevention and punishment of felony or misdemeanor crimes where laws have been broken against members of the general public at large.