Law basics

Conducting detective services, i.e., requires a detective's license. Pursuant to Art. 29 section 1 and section 3 of the Act of 6 July 2001 on detective services (Journal of Laws 2002.12.110), the license is issued by the provincial Police commander competent for the place of residence of the person applying for the license, provided that a person meets the statutory requirements and passes the examination before the competent committee or obtained a decision on the recognition of qualifications in the detective profession under separate regulations.

It should be remembered that the professional title "private investigator/detective" may be used only by a person with such a license. Moreover, it is important that the pursuit of economic activity in terms of detective services requires an entry in the register of detective activities kept by the Ministry of Interior and Administration.

In the light of the provisions of the Act on detective services, an investigator is obliged to follow the principles of ethics, loyalty to the person ordering the service and special care not to violate the freedom and rights of human and citizen. authorities under separate regulations (eg Police, CBA, ABW etc.).

The providers of such service, however, mainly consider the fact that the detective is obliged to comply with the law and refuse to perform an illegal or unethical activity. Therefore, anticipating one of the most frequently asked questions by people interested in detective services, we would like to explain that private investigators can’t perform activities involving the unauthorized obtaining of information, e.g. using listening and visual devices, etc. without incurring criminal liability for this. We would like to remind you that the behavior mentioned above is the fulfillment of the features of a misdemeanor described in Art. 267 of the CC.