Private investigator in Israel

  (photo credit: freepik)
(photo credit: freepik)

The world of a private investigator in Israel is one of challenge, excitement, and reward.  They provide an essential service to potential clients world wide. 

"As the Israeli police force is often overwhelmed by cases or the case is a private issue and not handled by the police, a private investigator is often the best hope for those looking for an investigator in Israel to assist them in fraud or embezzlement cases, intellectual property investigations, corruption cases, surveillance, infidelity investigations and other cases" A.Barak Jerby, Private Investigator and Ogen – Private Investigations office CEO told the Jerusalem post.  Ogen Internet Site >>

How to choose a private investigator in Israel

  1. Make sure that the private investigator is a member of the Private Investigators Organization in Israel
  2. Make sure and that he/she has a valid private investigator license.
  3. Make sure that the private investigator also holds a valid license for an investigative firm.
  4. Read the reviews in Internet like Google My Business or get testimonials from other customers (if it is possible)
  5. Make sure that the private investigator specializes in the area you need.

Private Investigator Services

  • Competitive intelligence
  • Financial and asset investigations
  • Surveillance
  • Embezzlement investigations
  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate corruption investigations
  • Verifying infidelity in divorce cases
  • Eavesdrop - Exposure and Prevention
  • Internet investigations
  • Finding missing family members, friends or person
  • Providing proof of innocence/guilt
  • Pre-Employment background screening

Sources and Channels of Information used by private investigators

  • Information gathering through internet including social media
  • Information gathering through devices 
  • Review legal and relevant documents
  • Physical surveillance 
  • Observe subjects from a distance
  • Record via video or audio when necessary (The private investigator or his/her clients should be a party to the conversation or the conversation was made in public).
  • Speak directly to subjects or persons of interest
  • Interact with people undercover
  • Consult with legal team

How Does One Become a Private investigator in Israel?

Becoming a private investigator in Israel is a very involved process.  There are two paths a person could take to becoming one. One involves at least three years serving in the police, military, or security in an investigative capacity; the other involves an apprenticeship of at least three years under a licensed private investigator.

Requirements to start a Private Investigation Office 

  • The candidate should be an Israeli citizen who is also a resident of the country, age of 23+, impeccable past who has at least high school diploma
  • A minimum of three years Internship in an investigation office under a senior private investigator who has at least 5 years experience (security service in the government offices might be considered as internship).
  • Pass an exam with the Ministry of Justice

Requirements to start a Private Investigation Office

  • At least 1 of the managers/owners must have been a licensed private investigator for 5 years
  • At least 1 manager/owner has been actively employed at an agency for at least 5 years.
  • All members are licensed private investigators by Israeli standards
  • Register business with Registrar of Companies
  • Renew private investigation corporation license.

Every office in Israel must comply with these standards. The thorough regulation among the field allows new detective agencies to have the same level of trust that veteran agencies have. For clients, this means there is no fear of investigative work that breaks laws or lacks quality.

How to Contact a Private investigator in Israel

Contacting a private investigator in Israel is easy. All agencies are registered with both the Israeli Registrar of Companies and the Ministry of Justice and have any documentation needed. 

This article was written in cooperation with Ogen – Private Investigations Office