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Private detectives filling gaps left by police budget cuts

Private detectives filling gaps left by police budget cuts

Eye Spy investigations discusses private detectives filling gaps left by police budget cuts.

The phone rang. It was a dame, looking to hire a private eye.

But this was no scene from a noir novel. The woman was calling us because someone in a car kept lurking in her driveway, the engine running, when her husband wasn’t home. She’d called the police, but they couldn’t help. She hoped we could.

As police focus more on responding to crime rather than preventing it, private detectives and security firms are often taking on the roles that police once did, investigating robberies, checking out alibis, looking into threats.

The Michigan Detectives at Eye Spy have been getting more calls like these as cities and towns cut their police forces to contend with deep budget cuts. As police focus more on responding to crime rather than preventing it, private detectives and security firms are often taking on the roles that police once did, investigating robberies, checking out alibis, looking into threats. The police and private detectives work together. Police netted the driveway lurker with our help, for instance. Once we got off the phone with the woman, we settled in outside the house for an old-fashioned stakeout.

The next time the car lurked in the driveway, the woman’s husband was home. He called the police, who had started paying attention because we had alerted them to our work. They tracked down the bad guy by his license-plate number. Call Eye Spy at 888-393-7799 or visit www.EyeSpyInvestigations.com

 

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