Blackhawk Protection is a licensed, full-suite professional security and investigation agency based in Alberta. Our team of skilled professionals is equipped to handle any situation.
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What is a Private Investigator?
Private investigators are highly useful to professionals, corporations, government agencies, and individuals who require answers to complex questions. These investigations are often utilized to detect fraudulent behaviour, conduct due diligence, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, perform background checks, and address other private civil matters.
The regulation of security and investigation agencies in the province of Alberta is carried out by the Justice Department and the Solicitor General. There are various professional organizations and associations that many investigators belong to. Our security staff is responsible for ensuring the safety of your property and responding to alarm notifications. On the other hand, a private investigator provides services to our clients, which involve conducting in-person investigations, researching, and conducting formal interviews to legally and ethically obtain information.
Blackhawk Protection provides customized security and investigative services to meet your needs.
Private Investigator Myth’s
Private investigators play a crucial role in solving cases, but it’s important to understand that their capabilities are limited by law. In Alberta, private investigators are not authorized to carry firearms, access police databases, or motor vehicle records. This means that they cannot obtain confidential information by illegal means. To ensure that they operate within the confines of the law, private investigators cannot identify themselves as “Detectives” or imply that they are associated with a police agency. Doing so is strictly prohibited.
Moreover, private investigators cannot wiretap a phone without the individual’s consent, nor can they enter someone’s private property without proper authorization. Their access to email accounts is also restricted, and they cannot hack into anyone’s email account. Breaking into someone’s car is also against the law and is not a legal means of gathering evidence for a case.
It’s important to understand these limitations to avoid any misunderstandings or legal complications when hiring a private investigator. They work within the confines of the law to help solve cases, and it’s always best to consult with them first to ensure that their methods are legal and ethical.
Blackhawk Protection is exploring the option to expand our security operation to the Westlock area, if you are interested in more details please click here.