Skip Trace Overview
Skip Tracing involves an investigator using tracking skills and techniques to locate individuals who are actively avoiding being found. The targets of a skip trace are typically people who have skipped bond, disappeared after incurring financial debt, or are otherwise fleeing and/or evading detection. After tracking down the subject of the Skip Trace a Private Investigator can assist in returning them to justice and securing the return of assets or valuables that they may be responsible for taking.
An investigator works to research compiles information related to suspects, persons of interest, associates, habits, movements and possible locations of the target and/or individuals believed to have information pertaining to the investigation.
Witness Locate and Interview
An investigator works to track and interview individuals with information pertinent to locating the target. Recordings of the interviews are produced for later reference and as a way of providing documentation of the operation.
An investigator conducts covert surveillance to follow up on leads, verify information provided by witnesses, and uncover new information related to the whereabouts of the person who has skipped. The investigator utilizes audio, video, and still photography to objectively document their findings.
An investigator with specialize training in analyzing and retrieving information from digital devices, such as cell phones, computers, tablets, searches for clues as to whereabouts of the person who has skipped. By accessing protected or deleted data, including text messages, emails, call logs, and social network accounts, the investigator can uncover clues that can prove essential towards locating the person in question.
In certain situations an investigator may be able to utilize GPS technology to track the whereabouts of the individual who has skipped, people suspected of providing assistance to the skip, and any other individual who may be in contact with the skip. GPS Tracking has some limitations. Contact us for more information.
Bondsmen hire Private Investigators to locate criminal defendants they have bailed out of jail who have since disappeared. When a bondsman’s money and reputation with the court are on the line, locating an individual who has absconded in violation of their bond contract is imperative.
Victims of Scams and Financial Fraud utilize Private Investigators to locate the predators who have victimized them. The first step towards returning to a normal life locating the individual or individuals who have ripped them off. Once located, a Private Investigator may be require to engage in a Financial Investigation to help return stolen assets.
Litigants in Criminal and Civil Matters hire Private Investigators to track down uncooperative witnesses who may be essential to their case. Individuals with pertinent knowledge of a criminal or civil case can be key towards securing a favorable outcome, but commonly become reluctant to participate in the judicial process for a number of reasons. After successfully locating the subject, an investigator can assist in easing their concerns about taking the stand or put them contact with an attorney to fulfill the same duty.
Providing an accurate and up-to-date location of the “skip” is the primary goal of a Skip Trace. Other services may be required once the target has been located, but the investigator begins working the case with a focus on pinpointing and confirming the whereabouts of the individual in question. While law enforcement may be involved in some of these situations, a Private Investigator can act upon leads that police don’t have the resources to follow, as well as handle delicate situations in which clients would rather not attract the attention of the media.
A Skip Trace operation can produce video, audio, and photographic evidence, as well as witness statements, background reports, and GPS reports that can prove beneficial towards bringing your loved one home and preventing similar situations from occurring in the future. Reports summarizing these results will also be provided along with a licensed and reputable investigator who is prepared to testify to these findings at all bond revocation hearings, mediation settings, and court settings that may arise.
Finding Those Who Don’t Want to be Found
Kansas Investigation and Judgment Recovery benefits from a network of investigators with extensive experience in fugitive recovery and skip tracing. Skip tracing is one of the hardest operations to conduct, as no class can fully train you and no database or computer program can do your job for you. It requires a deep knowledge of the skill and the tricks of the trade that can only be learned through extensive work in the field. When it comes to finding those that don’t want to be found, trust us for Skip Trace needs.