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    KumaShoujo is offline Curiosity is not a sinů But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.
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    Lightbulb Private Investigator?

    Is anyone on here a private investigator? I'm interested in pursuing this as a side job.
    Can you tell me about training/licensing? Everything I've read online is confusing. As I understand it you can fulfill your licensing requirements in three ways: coursework through an agency, apprenticeship with a licensed PI or with a background in law enforcement.

    Is that true? How hard is it to get an apprenticeship?

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    From what I gather, it varies from state to state. In PA it is quite an ordeal and why I may only try and get certified once I have retired from my "day job".
    Unless otherwise noted, my posts are opinions or theories only and may not be used outside of WS unless permission is requested in advance.

    Please help find Lauren Jackson Missing since 1988 Spring City PA

    Pennsylvania Missing Persons Cases:
    Lauren Jackson, Amanda DeGuio, Ray Gricar, Kortne Stouffer, Jamie Metzger, Toni Sharpless

    "I'm not smarter than anyone else, I'm just more stubborn", "There are only two things you need to be a great homicide detective. The first is an intimate knowledge of the law. The second: An undying sense of curiosity. What happened here, and who made it happen?", "There are three motives in most murder cases: sex, money, or revenge. - Detective Joe Kenda

    "Never assume you know anything or everything about a missing person, a POI or the details of a case" - Me



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