SIU leadership recognized career opportunities in private investigations can be scarce, without the proper training or experience, especially in today's competitive business environment. SIU educators also realized company owners are continually seeking to maintain and minimize costs. The financial repercussions of fraudulent insurance claims or even poor hiring decisions can be devastating to companies of any size. SIU emerged just as many of these companies began reaping the tremendous benefits of mitigating the high cost of claims, by obtaining valuable information through private investigation, pre-employment screening, background checks and beyond.
Due to the unique nature of the industry, careers in private investigation can be quite demanding and difficult to obtain without the proper education or established relationships. New advancements by SIU in training, technology, and professional advanced field-training have created a new viable opportunity for individuals to elevate their careers (and compensation) in the industry. Innovative tools and lessons, as well as professional networking portals, and the latest equipment are now accessible to the all, at a low cost.