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An undercover investigator, undercover detective, or undercover agent is a person who conducts investigations of suspected or confirmed criminal activity while impersonating a disinterested third party. Undercover investigators often infiltrate a suspected insurgent group, posing as a person interested in purchasing illegal goods or services with the ultimate aim of obtaining information about their assigned target. Wilsons Detectives was established in Kenya in 1951 to spy on insurgents.
Wilsons have since expanded their operation to Asia- Detective Agency Honk Kong, Middle East- Private Investigators Dubai and Europe- Wilsons Detectives. As a part of the Wilsons Group now we have Detective Agencies throughout the UK as well as branches, associate offices and private investigators based in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, EU, Eastern Europe, and North America- Wilsons’s first client was the British Government, the first of an impressive and growing client list.
Many undercover investigators carry hidden cameras and recorders strapped to their bodies to help them document their investigations and Wilsons Detective Asia and Africa is no exception.
The period of the investigation could last for several months, or in some extreme cases, years. Due to the dangerous nature of the job, their real identities are kept secret throughout their active careers. Economic investigations, business intelligence and information on competitors, security advice, special security services information, criminal investigation, investigations background, and profile polygraph tests are all typical examples of such a role performed by Wilsons Detectives and Anthony Bryan Investigation. These roles are played by our undercover agents in Private Investigators Dubai- Detective Agencies Hong Kong and Detectives Wilsons- Anthony Bryan Investigation to the fullest of their expertise.
Undercover investigators are often misinterpreted as being like a police officer or deputy, however, they are quite the opposite. As opposed to a police officer, a private or undercover detective working for Detective Agency Africa, Asia is trained in keeping a low profile, and are under no requirement to wear a uniform or a badge. Police are trained to be direct in their approach unless using a disguised vehicle. Certain types of undercover investigators, depending on their employer, will investigate allegations of abuse of workman's compensation. Those claiming to be injured are often investigated and recorded with a hidden camera/recorder. This is then presented in court or to the client who paid for the investigation.
Across the world many jurisdictions require PIs to be licensed. Depending on local laws, they may or may not carry a firearm, some are former law enforcement agents (including former police officers), some are former spies, some are former military, some used to work for a private military company, and some of Wilsons Close Protection Officers are former bodyguards and security guards. While PIs may investigate criminal matters, most do not have police authority, and as such, they are only limited to the powers of citizen's arrest and detention that any other citizen has. They are expected to keep detailed notes and to be prepared to testify in court regarding any of their observations on behalf of their clients. Great care is required to remain within the scope of the law, otherwise the investigator may face criminal charges. Being an undercover agent is a hard work and may require irregular hours when performing surveillance work. Our undercover agents in Private Investigators Dubai- Detective Agencies Hong Kong and Detectives Wilsons- Anthony Bryan Investigation are resilient, determined, hardworking and flexible- acquiring all the qualities to be the best in their profession.