Private Investigator Tutorial Part 1: How to do a free criminal public records background check.

This week is Part 1 of an investigative deep-dive into sources and methods that are completely OSINT (no paid or restricted database services) to look at criminal public records and how to do a public records search as I take you step-by-step on a criminal background check on an unfortunate woman who’s addition appears to have driven her into a life of theft, prostitution and more.

As we look at this woman’s life, please keep in mind a quote from the EXCELLENT book Saint John Paul The Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert, “.. authentic love is pure, and always leads others to the source of love, which is God himself.” (on page 97).

This is Part 1 of a two part Private Investigator Tutorial.

Part 2 is in Public Records Mini-Course. (Currently that course is not open to the public, but is invitation only.)

Now Open to the Public: Public Records Mini-Course at

Committed to your success,
Larry Kaye,
Private Investigator

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11 thoughts on “Private Investigator Tutorial Part 1: How to do a free criminal public records background check.”

  1. SpaceGhost Contraverse says:

    Virginia registered P.I. here. This is very informative. Thank you so much for this.

  2. Dominic Fede says:

    Hi Larry, this information is not available in Australia, they are very strict rules and regulations, I wish we had this kind of stuff as you guys have in America. My work becomes very hard as a private investigator. I rely a lot on open source intelligence for my information and the paid databases I have here in Australia.

  3. John Temblador, CPI, CIPA says:

    Thank-you Larry Kaye, PI for continuing to make these great video skill sets available!

  4. Speak Life Garden Homestead & Permaculture says:

    As I stated in my other comment, I have ideas to grow your channel. Maybe I should just email you, I'll go to your website. God bless!

  5. Randy Mocaby says:

    This is more like it; been looking for vids particularly on this very topic. Thnx!

  6. Atmian says:

    Thank you, great info!
    But these records are usually not free as you state.

  7. Todd Patterson says:

    It will be of great service if you was to explain the websites your using, as well as how to navigate them.

  8. Jacob Bustamante Jr. says:

    What site is this?

  9. Dee 1 says:

    I have to serve someone to court, & I want to serve this person on their job?
    I have their social security number, dob.
    How would I find their employer so that I may serve them? And what is the cheapest way that I could do that?

  10. Dennis says:

    Question. What service would you use in US to run a background check on someone?

  11. Mr. OG says:

    Can you please do a criminal record on me? Lo0l I can't do mine I can give you all the info u need

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