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THE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR’S CODE OF ETHICS

  

  • To uphold and defend the United States Constitution to the best of my ability.
  • To perform my duties as a private investigator at the highest standard of excellence. 
  • To always conduct my investigations within the limits of the law and to adhere to the administrative rules of the New York State Department of State Division of Licensing Services, which may apply to my profession.
  • To insure that each client is provided a clear description of the investigative and related services I provide, along with the usual and customary fees and expenses charged, and to provide an accounting of all fees, and expenses when asked to do so.
  • To refrain from accepting any assignment where a clear conflict of interest exists.
  • To never permit any personal bias or prejudices I may have interfere with the faithful discharge of my duty to my client(s).
  • To deal with my client(s) in an honest and forthright manner at all times.
  • To safeguard, to the extent provided by law, the confidentiality of my client(s) as well as confidential information, which may come into my possession.
  • To never advertise or otherwise represent my services to my client(s) or the general public in a misleading or deceptive manner.
  • To always conduct myself in an honest, fair and ethical manner whenever engaged in the competitive solicitation of work.
  • To never directly or indirectly cause malice towards the personal or professional reputation of another private investigator or private investigative agency.
  • To take advantage of professional growth and training opportunities whenever possible.
  • To offer my assistance and guidance to colleagues who are new to the profession or who may otherwise benefit from my experience education and/or training.
  • Member of the International Private Investigators Union (IPIU)