The importance of ethics for Private Investigators and Bodyguards

PInow.com has an interesting article regarding ethics and the private Investigator.

The article on P.I. ethics was written by Houston Attorney Clyde W. Burleson and Scott H. Belshaw, executive director of the University of North Texas Professional Development Institute. I have included Executive Protection Agents, since they also face the same types of situations regarding working within the confines of the law, client confidentiality, contracts, etc.

The article speaks on the importance of adhering to the law. As attorney Burleson states; “if its illegal, its unethical”. This is very important to realize, since one regularly hears stories of security personnel carrying concealed weapons in jurisdictions in which they are not authroized to carry said weapons or breaking laws to obtain evidence – which is inadmissable as evidence since it was not lawfully obtained.

Burleson and Belshaw also comment on the importance of training, not just initial training, but ongoing training focusing on such topics as ethics. They also speak on the importance of utilizing a mentor.

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