The investigators here at Whelan & Whelan, as well as professional private investigators throughout the United States and all over the world, are joining together this week to honor our profession. Although the private investigative industry is often portrayed negatively in the media, or inaccurately represented in the entertainment industry, the reality is much different. Over the course of my nearly twenty year career as an investigator, I have had the pleasure to meet and work with a number of qualified and capable professionals, which I would say is much more indicative of the industry as a whole. Whether performing background checks, surveillance, or any number of investigative activities, PI’s are crucial to nearly every section of the economy.
Please join us in celebrating National and International Private Investigators Day on Thursday, July 24, 2014. To help spread the word about this celebration, we have shared below a press release that has been distributed regarding this event.
For Immediate Release
Clinton, New York
Whelan & Whelan, LLC
Endorses National and International Private Investigators Day
Private Investigators provide a fundamental and vital role in society today and have proven time after time to be an extremely valuable asset to society.
National Private Investigators Day is July 24th, commemorating the birth year of Eugene Francois Vidocq, the very first Private Investigator who founded the first known detective Agency in 1833.
Professional, licensed private investigators (P.I.s) in this area are joining an estimated 80,000 private investigators across the United States in observing National Private Investigators Day on July 24, 2014. The theme for this year’s observance is “Passionate Search for the Facts”
“We believe the ‘Passionate Search for the Facts’ has at least two applications,” said Tom Whelan, President of Whelan & Whelan, LLC. “First, while modern entertainment has portrayed our justice system as expedient and error free in less than an hour, the reality is much different. Both civil and criminal cases can take months, even years, to resolve. Post convictions are being overturned based on new modern evidence. These cases have all required the exhaustive and diligent work of private investigators and the ‘Passionate Search for the Facts’.
“Additionally, National Private Investigators Day is a time to demonstrate to the public the value of professional private investigators. Professional private investigators often find themselves working with attorneys, families, law enforcement officials, insurance companies, business owners and others to conduct background checks, find missing persons and absconders of child support, reuniting families, prevent fraud and abuse, safe work environments and defending the Constitutional rights of criminal defendants or pursuing the rights of those harmed by the negligence of others.” Mr. Whelan said.
“Most private investigators are professionals who are licensed, receiving continuing education and specialized certifications, to assist their clients at some of their most difficult times. These efforts and accomplishments need to be understood and supported by lawmakers and the general public.” Mr. Whelan explained that the public’s perception of P.I.s has improved over his nearly two decades long career.
“Today’s professional private investigators have varied backgrounds – from law enforcement and criminal justice, to insurance adjusting and information technology. These take considerable and unique talents, as well as extensive training and investigative experience.” These include:
- Gathering evidence for civil and criminal court cases;
- Performing background checks to protect businesses from hiring people who have seriously misrepresented their professional credentials;
- Keeping insurance costs from increasing by documenting cases of insurance fraud; and
- Assisting the public when they feel they have no place to turn for assistance.
Thank you for joining us on this important day of recognition for professional private investigators.
In honor of this event, Whelan & Whelan is offering a 20% discount on its professional investigative services for the month of July. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.whelanandwhelan.com or call (800) 983-0379.
Thomas F. Whelan
Whelan & Whelan, LLC