Private Investigations:

Frequently Asked Questions

Private Investigation FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions that we get asked about private investigations:

Why should you hire a private investigator?

You'd hire a private investigator to help deal with civil matters when the police won't deal with it as a criminal matter. If applicable, a private investigator can find evidence to turn it into a criminal matter.

Is it legal for a private investigator to follow someone?


What does it cost to hire a private investigator in New Zealand?

It really depends on what you need - every case / client is different. Please contact us with a description of your requirements, and we'll send you a no obligation quote.

Can a private investigator get cell phone records?

No. This goes against the Privacy Act.

Can a private investigator make arrests?

No, private investigators are civil agents, not criminal or government agents. However, they can get the police involved if they are needed.

Is it legal to hire a private investigator?

Yes. It's common for civil agents to be hired to deal with civil matters before they become criminal matters. Private investigators deal with the public.

How do private investigators work?

Secretly - you won't even know we're there!

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