Our team is composed of talented individuals selected from prestigious investigation and intelligence agencies. Each member possesses impressive academic credentials (criminology, law, political science, administration, accounting) and certifications (CFE, CAMS, PCI, CFCS). They are our strength and pride.
We are confident that you will not find such a unique blend of talent, experience and training within any other investigative agency, law or accounting firm. We are truly unique in that we can effectively navigate and bridge the waters between the traditional, largely blue collar, private detective realm and the white collar accounting and law firm environments. Furthermore, we are able to understand and employ best practices from both worlds, providing a unique advantage to our clients.
Although our origins are in Canada, VIDOCQ now has a global reach. Our investigation and intelligence mandates have brought us to all continents. Over the years, we have been able to demonstrate our ability to collect quality information in a multitude of jurisdictions and linguistic environments.
VIDOCQ’s key to success is our access to quality data at a reasonable cost. VIDOCQ is constantly on the lookout for the best data solutions around the world to meet the growing needs of our customers. Whether identifying beneficial owners, assets or judicial data, VIDOCQ has access to the best sources of information.
In addition, the VIDOCQ is constantly working to feed its own risk and integrity database, Athena. Athena contains information or intelligence of a public nature, but that is not publicly uploaded or indexed.
VIDOCQ’s success lies in its ability to demonstrate the many benefits of outsourcing both the collection and analysis of information and the management of major and sensitive investigations. Such activities are non-core operations in most companies, but tend to utilize an increasing proportion of resources within them.
The main advantages of outsourcing these activities to VIDOCQ are:
— Enabling focus on core activities
The gathering and analysis of intelligence and investigative project management operations of a company can consume numerous human and financial resources at the expense of the important core activities that have made a business successful. Outsourcing allows refocusing on business activities that are central to the business without sacrificing the quality of service in intelligence and investigations.
— Operational Control
Operations whose costs are running out of control should be considered for outsourcing. As examples, financial institution compliance, risk mitigation and investigation activities have seen their budgets increasing significantly since the early 2000’s. Outsourcing can bring more efficient and effective management skills of such operations to your company than might otherwise be available.
— Continuity & Risk Management
Periods of high employee turnover add uncertainty and inconsistency to operations. Outsourcing both provides a level of continuity, while reducing the risk that a substandard level of operation may bring to the company.
— Costs and efficiency savings
The gathering and analysis of Intelligence and investigative project management are highly specialized and complex activities. Few large organizations can effectively perform such activities in a consistent manner and at reasonable cost.
— Reduced Overhead
The overhead of running an in-house intelligence collection and analysis group can be relatively high. Outsourcing will eliminate the overhead of those non-core operations that can be easily transitioned to the VIDOCQ.
— Staffing Flexibility
Outsourcing will allow operations that have seasonal or cyclical demands to augment resources when you need them and to release them when you’re finished.