We at Forletta want to share with you what we think makes a good private investigator. There is no question that particular traits are needed to be successful in this field, but, the question you may be asking is what traits are important? When looking for a private investigator to help you with your case, these are important questions to be asking.

Much of a private investigator’s success comes from his or her ability to gather, analyze and piece together information gathered during an investigation. That said, the ability to collaborate with other key agencies such as law enforcement and legal firms are also important elements and skills to possess when it comes to the resolution of a case.

While there are many, many traits that we believe are important when it comes to being a successful private investigator, we have decided to focus on three traits for the sake of this blog.

Three important traits that we at Forletta view as being indispensable:


Private Investigators generally need to handle cases with speed and efficiency. With that in mind, the most effective private investigators possess skill when it comes to time management. This ability includes quick responses to e-mails and calls, as well as keeping the lines of communication open with the client and all related parties.This ability and awareness on the part of the private investigator directly correlates to client satisfaction. We at Forletta pride ourselves on being responsive and communicative with our clients and anyone we are working with.


We cannot emphasize this enough. Being professional is not optional as far as Forletta is concerned. Maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity at all times is crucial when it comes to choosing your private investigator. This includes how they are viewed in the community, as well as their strict promise of confidentiality. To be sure your private investigator has established credibility, be sure that your PI is licensed. Licensed investigators will have attained and most importantly retained business as a result of their commitment. This commitment can also be evidenced by a private investigator’s involvement with the surrounding community. Forletta is committed to educating the public about important matters that impact them each and every day, through webinars and public speaking.


The path to becoming a private investigator is a lengthy one. Many private investigators, like those at Forletta, have decades of prior experience, including careers in law enforcement. There is a minimum number of hours one must have in orders required in the training as a private investigator, and further experience and training still is required for full licensure, not to mention countless hours out in the field. Our private investigators have a great deal of experience, and we are proud to say so.

Private investigators must handle all cases ethically and professionally, while maintaining sound judgment and confidentiality. An effective private investigator will possess experience, skills and the determination it takes to pursue a case successfully, and are willing to go above and beyond in order to get the job done. And of course, treating our clients with the utmost respect and providing guidance has led to repeat clients and referrals. Forletta possesses all of these traits.

Call Forletta today for our Pittsburgh private investigation services.


You may also want to read:
How We Can Help with Law Cases