The PI Holiday Gift Guide - 2017
The holidays are upon us and it’s time to start thinking about what to get the Private Investigator (PI) in your life. Unlike other professions, the field of private investigations relies heavily upon a combination of quick wit, impeccable timing, remarkable patience and innovative technology.
Keeping that in mind, our team at the National Investigative Training Academy has compiled our favorite gadgets and gizmos in order to help you best determine what to get the PI in your life:
1) Travel Coffee Tumbler
Simply as a result of the nature of the job, a Private Investigator is always on the go. He or she understands the role also demands a significant time commitment, often requiring hours on the road and away from home. Keeping cold drinks cold for 9 hours and hot drinks warm for 3, a triple-insulated coffee Tumbler from Corkcicle is both thoughtful and practical, and will help your Private Investigator stay awake on the job.
2) Smartphone or Tablet
Although expensive, a smartphone or tablet can serve as a worthwhile investment. A Private Investigator will be able to use the smartphone or tablet to capture and store photos, organize documents and store important notes from the investigation.
3) Subscription to PI Magazine
What’s better than a gift that keeps on giving? It’s especially wonderful when that gift arrives at your doorstep every month. If he or she doesn’t already have a one, the Private Investigator in your life will surely appreciate a subscription to PI Magazine. Digital subscriptions are also available.
4) Go Pro
A portable HD video camera allows investigators to capture high-resolution footage for documentation purposes. Don’t forget that surveillance must only be initiated in appropriate and legal circumstances, so we suggest you review our surveillance tips for further clarification as to what is and isn’t allowed.
Arguably the best investment any professional can make is continued education. The National Investigative Training Academy (NITA), an online provider of state-approved and accredited Private Investigator training classes, offers a variety of resources that can assist you in furthering your career in the field of investigations. Learn more by calling 1-800-730-NITA (6482) or by exploring our online course offerings.
Our enrollment counselors are here to answer any questions you might have about our state- and board-approved status, pre-licensing training, or professional development programs.