Okay you’re all set to go into business for yourself. You’ve passed all the test and you now have your C license. Now what do you do?
If you haven’t had the opportunity to do a ride along with the local police, check with them and see if they have a program for citizens to do a ride-a-long. Do a couple of ride-a-long’s at different times of the day and be sure to do a late night one also. If you haven’t been a police officer or in law enforcement you owe it to yourself. This will give you an idea what’s really going on in the city you live in.
Doing a ride-a-long will also give you a good idea of what questions to ask when out in the field. What to do with the answers you get. To start off small find out if they have any cold cases you can read about. They will be glad to share the files with you.
On cold cases, these are cases the police for one reason or another they were unable to find the guilty party. This will give you valuable information as to who was the victim, who was involved in the case and who were the witnesses that were questioned.
Now that you have your notepad writing all of this down you have a place to start. At the beginning. Finding the witnesses can be very tricky. They have moved, died, or just don’t remember, if the case is really old. You should always start with the detectives on the case at the time of the incident. They can be extremely helpful and can give you very good tips to follow.
This is a good start to begin with. Once you are comfortable with the language and the questions police ask you have a great start with your new career. Next we’ll go into how to do surveillance in the next blog.
May God Bless!