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Keeping safe in hostile environments

Local government compliance and investigation officers are on the front line of customer contact. Sometimes, however, this contact is not always pleasant and presents a risk both to the officer themselves and the organisation. While physical and psychological injury is a risk to any customer…

Studying for Online Courses: Strategies for Success

Student life has recently been adapting to suit the needs and requirements of COVID-19, and this pandemic has affected many aspects of social, economic, and environmental norms. Students have been forced to face a situation never seen before…. online classes. Change in routine and study…

Want to be a Cyber Investigator?

What is OSINT and why do you need it? Professional investigators have a range of tools, skills and resources available to better equip them in their jobs; whether that’s locating someone, investigating fraud, surveillance or interviewing, digital forensics… the list goes on. Most investigators also…

Investigators…what are your ethical “tests?”

The investigation industry is often plagued with controversies regarding ethical concerns; whether it’s the private investigator undertaking dodgy practices conducting surveillance, or the government investigator missing procedural fairness when investigating misconduct. Unfortunately, there’s no standard ethical code for guidance across all investigations and industry groups….

Contemporaneous notes… what, how and why

There used to be an old saying amongst detectives that “if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen!” One of the most important skills an investigator can have is notetaking.  While it seems commonplace (and common sense), notetaking is often overlooked as being important.  Our…

PICA – Interview with Oliver Lawrence

Watch Now – CEO of PICA, Gregory LAMEY, talks with international investigator Oliver LAWRENCE about everything investigation. Oliver talks about the stereotypical image of a PI and how different it is from reality. Also a previous police officer, he talked about the wide and varied…

PICA – Interview with Andrew Patterson

Watch Now – CEO of PICA, Gregory LAMEY, talks with international investigator Oliver LAWRENCE about everything investigation. Oliver talks about the stereotypical image of a PI and how different it is from reality. Also a previous police officer, he talked about the wide and varied…

PICA Forum Meeting

Watch Now as Greg Lamey and Paul Harmer speak with Paul Greene, an experienced Private Investigator. Paul Greene shares some of his knowledge and expertise in the investigative services field.   Forum: (Duration: 41:33 )  |  Direct Link: https://youtu.be/3gwuilNLkcA

Chasing rabbits as an investigator

Chasing every rabbit as an investigator? A recent Fair Work Australia case (Deng v Westpac, 2018) again highlighted procedural fairness as a real consideration amongst courts and tribunals in dealing with things like unfair dismissal. It’s commonplace for courts to examine whether a person was…

Stop ticking the box for workplace training

Companies spent approximately $359 billion on training globally in 2016.   With the Covid pandemic of 2020, no doubt there would have been a significant increase in this spend. How much of this training actually contributed to improved performance, skills or knowledge?   How much of this…