Looking for a Thailand Private Investigator Job? We receive a lot of requests from people in western countries to join our Thailand Private Investigator organization. The list is long and the requests come mostly from western countries like the USA, Australia, and the U.K. If you apply for a position as a Thailand Private Investigator with us, you will be at the end of a long list of qualified individuals. Most people who apply are former law enforcement or retired Insurance Investigators. We get requests like this every month.
If you live in Thailand and outside of Bangkok, then we might have part time work available. But, we do not have any permanent full-time positions available at this time. It is difficult to find steady full-time work as a Thailand Private Detective in Thailand. Most Thailand Private Investigator companies are already fully staffed and have the personnel they require. However, over the last 3 years business has been increasing for Siam Spy and our Thailand Private Detective network. Especially in the following fields.
The highest increase is with infidelity cases involving Thai Bar Girls and foreign men from the west. This has always been a lucrative business for any Thailand Private Detective. In recent years the demand has increased considerably. Even so, Siam Spy has enough personnel that we can usually manage all cases easily. However, during the peak season for us (January-May) we see an increase in this area of investigation. During those months we can take on temporary investigators on a part-time basis only. It is always on a case by case basis. In most cases the temporary agent will join in on an investigation that requires additional personnel. Many cases require a team of investigators (2 or more).
The main barrier in finding a Thailand Private Investigator Job is lack of experience in Thailand. Applicants for a Thailand Private Investigator Job need Thai language skills. They also need knowledge of Thailand and Thai customs. This is a liability for any Thailand Private Detective agency. There are numerous situations that require language and cultural skills, especially in rural areas. Trying to find a Thai person who speaks English in a farm village is difficult. Many cases require travel to locations outside of Bangkok, Pattaya, or Phuket. In these regions these skills are required. Most of the time a Thai national (my wife or her sister) will handle cases in rural areas, farm villages, and tiny towns. I also do these cases in tandem with my wife. Because she is Thai my presence isn’t going to be questioned or suspected. I’m just the Farang husband, so I fit right in.
Although a Thailand Private Detective Job might sound exotic and glamorous, it isn’t. It is difficult and tiring work. Conducting surveillance in sweltering 90 degree heat with high humidity is not fun. Trying to get photographic or video evidence in these kind of conditions can be hazardous to your expensive equipment. During the rainy season surveillance can be next to impossible at times. Torrential rains, high winds, and stifling heat aren’t ideal working conditions. There are only 4 months of the year when conditions are ideal, November to January. After that the burning season starts. This is usually when we take our annual 2 month leave and travel outside Thailand. The pollution in Thailand during March and April is very unhealthy. This is also when Songkran, the Thai water festival takes place. We’re both over it.
The challenges of having a Thailand Private Detective Job are many. Record keeping is poor to say the least. Find addresses in rural towns can be frustrating. The heat, the rain, the humidity, all make it an uncomfortable way to make a living. But, it is something I enjoy. But, it isn’t for everybody. I’ve lived in Thailand for many years so I am used to it. A foreigner coming here for the first time is going to find the conditions difficult. For some, the conditions are unbearable.
Siam Spy started in 2001 after the economic crisis in Asia. Prior to the collapse I had a really good job in Bangkok making lots of money. I was an Internet Consultant when the Internet was new and untapped in Thailand. It was easy to find work in this field as nobody had the skills or knowledge I had. I started working with the Internet in 1990. In 1996-1997 when the Asian economic crisis hit, I moved back to the USA. That’s where I met my wife, she was from Bangkok and attending university in Los Angeles. A few years later we moved back to Thailand. When I lived in the USA I worked as a Private Investigator handling insurance fraud. Starting a PI service in Thailand was difficult. Over a few years I grew it to what it is now. A highly successful and busy operation.
If you still want to apply you can Contact Us and we will review your skill set and previous experience. You have a much better chance of finding a Thailand Private Detective Job if you can speak some Thai. If you have spent time in Thailand that is a bonus. Keep in mind that any positions with Siam Spy will probably be part-time only.