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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…

Digital Forensics..What an Investigator needs to know

Professional investigators are typically highly skilled in gathering evidence through interviews, but what about obtaining and analysing digital evidence?  Deleted text messages, hidden emails and social media communication are some of the more common elements of evidence being sought in modern times.   A bullying…

A Good Investigator Will Play “Knock Knock”

Investigation is not rocket science. Nor is it something that’s easy to do; good investigators spend years – even decades – honing their craft and learning new skills.  Keeping up with the technology, taking on new and varied assignments and trying new things.   All account…

New Evidence and the Double Jeopardy

A few years ago, Queensland Police re-charged a man with murder, having been acquitted of the same murder in 1987.  It’s a huge test of the 2014 laws bought in by the (then) Newman government.  It’s not all plain sailing; chapter 68 (exceptions to double…