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Private detective means any of the following:

1. A person who acts as, uses the title or otherwise represents that the person is a private detective, private investigator or special investigator.

2. A person engaged for compensation or other consideration on behalf of another, in investigating or otherwise obtaining or furnishing information relating to any of the following:

(a) crimes or wrongs done or threatened against The United States, any state or, territory, or any political subdivision thereof.

(b) the identity, conduct, business, honesty, activity, movement, whereabouts, affiliations, associations, transactions, acts, reputation or character of any person, if such information is obtained in secret, without the knowledge of the subject

(c) the location, disposition or recovery of lost or stolen property

(d) the cause or responsibility for fires, libels, losses, accidents, damage, injury or death

(e) securing evidence to be used before any court, board, officer, or investigating committee

3) A person who acts as a private security person and does not wear a uniform, including one who provides personal protection of individuals from bodily harm or death

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
Division of Professional Credential Processing
1400 E. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608)266-2112   (608)261-7083 fax


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