The Private Police project is designed for those who need help but, for any number of reasons, cannot turn to the police. The Russian legal system is very complicated and hard to navigate. For foreigners and native Russians alike, dealing with the authorities can be daunting. Even if you are capable of enlisting the help of the police, it often happens that their efforts on your behalf are hampered by the bureaucratic structures in which they operate. We are capable of operating outside of this structure but also adhering to the law. Our “Private Police” are also not confined to our St. Petersburg and Moscow base cities, we can work on your behalf anywhere it is necessary. It is paramount to us that our customers get support and assistance at a level much higher than that which the government can offer.
Sometimes law enforcement agencies are not able to solve a felonious homicide, and/or their investigation is not properly conducted. The reasons for this happening can vary: a lack of necessary knowledge or resources, abuse of power, prejudice and corruption can all contribute. Sometimes for the investigation to be unbiased, it needs the involvement of foreign law enforcement officers.read more
Sometimes people come to us and say, “in court they acquitted a rapist, what can I do?” The legal system can seldom adequately deal with situations involving sexual crimes. If you feel that a rapist has not been held responsible for his actions, you want to punish a rapist, or you want to hire a detective to search for a rapist you should come to us. We have the resources and expertise necessary to conduct a thorough private investigation into rape. Any serious accusation of sexual misconduct is a delicate and sensitive issue, requiring a detailed and professional investigation.read more
Incitement to suicide is one of the hardest crimes to prove. By definition, it’s a homicide committed by the victim’s own hands. The telling factors in these cases can be: a broken family, bullying in school, threats from loan sharks, abuse in prison, and the influence of a sect or cult. Physical and verbal abuse, prolonged harassment, mockery and frame ups can all contribute to these unfortunate cases.read more
People often come to us distraught and say that someone is blackmailing and demanding money from them. At some level everyone has faced a form of blackmail. Whether a family member has threatened to tell on you or a coworker has tried to use a situation to his advantage, blackmail is encountered in all walks of life. This type of behavior is fairly common at a trivial level, but when it crosses the line into something serious, something threatening, that is when blackmail is capable of getting out of control and ruining lives.read more
Sometimes people come to us and say, “I suspect that someone was kidnapped, what can I do?” People vanish without a trace every minute in the world, and often kidnapping is the reason for it. The motives behind kidnapping can vary: most kidnappers demand ransoms, blackmail, and threaten their victims, but some just do it to torture, violate, or humiliate their victim. People who go missing are sometime enslaved, forced to donate their organs, or coerced into prostitution. When family conflicts arise it is not unheard of for one of the spouses to flee from the other, sometimes to another country entirely, with their children.read more
It’s not easy to catch a fraudster in the act because they’re often sly, dodgy and deceptive. You can find fraud everywhere where money is involved -- be it business, real estate, service, etc. In some cases swindlers flee abroad and change their passports and appearance to avoid detection. In other cases they don’t even consider it necessary to hide themselves, knowing that it will be very difficult to prove their guilt.read more
In Russia a thousand thefts take place every day – from pocket-picking to major crimes involving property and finance. Only a few of them are ever solved. In our country theft has become a folk craft, often not even looked at as a crime but as an opportunity to earn money. That’s why bicycles disappear from hallways, cars – from courtyards, money – from bank cards, things – from apartments, and billions – from the treasury.read more
Protection against power abuse
Everyone has seen films or tv shows where dirty cops thrive by skirting the laws and planting evidence on, or framing a case around a “suspect.” This behavior, as amusing as it is on screen, loses its luster when it occurs in real life. Unfortunately, we are all too familiar with it here in the real world.read more
Did someone rob you and run off to Thailand? Or maybe the criminal returned home, to some sunny republic where he lives under a new, unpronounceable surname? Whatever he took from you invariably remains hidden far away in distant lands. Maybe your child or a person dear to you was taken away to an unknown location, and you’re ready to go all over the world to find them. One can’t manage to do it all alone, and the police only shrug their shoulders, because not all countries cooperate in this realm.read more
Bribery in Russia is a kind of philosophy, wherein almost every dead-end situation has a simple solution, and this solution fits in a regular envelope. The parcels can be quite heavy, as some recipients are used to big amounts. Some receive correspondence on a regular basis, and others only get occasional packages. But even one of these “good luck letters” can ruin the life of both the sender and the recipient.read more
Thousands of people die in transportation accidents every year, but only a few people realize that the blame lies not only with the traffic violators, terrorists, pilots, or train drivers who made the fatal mistake. Every case involves third parties, whose responsibility is often not accounted for.read more
The treachery of employees is not only unpleasant, it can also greatly damage your business and your performance. You’re probably not a perfect boss, but maybe while you’ve been putting food on your employees’ table, they’ve been cleaning you out behind your back. You know that they deceive you, but you can’t do anything about it: you don’t have the time or the ability to catch them red-handed.read more
There is a secret at the heart of every business that keeps it working, like the magician’s hat that has a rabbit in it somewhere if the right hand seeks it. But sometimes the circus next door finds out the secret to your trick, thanks to which the house was always packed. Or a hole appears in the hat, and the rabbit decides it would rather feed from another illusionist’s hand. The audience shrinks as a result, and you feel like a clown. You’re losing your reputation on the business stage, even though yesterday the applause was roaring, and the tickets were sold out weeks before the event.read more
In Russia piracy is not considered a crime, although our Criminal Code contains an article dealing with it. In our country producing counterfeit is often looked upon as a successful means of doing business. Using forgery is considered an effective method of saving money. But in fact such actions affect major businesses, which are trying to fairly reach out and engage with our unstable market. The preponderance of piracy is not only due to the Russian mentality but also to the manufacturer’s vulnerability to these aggressions.read more
Intellectual property, like any other property, can be taken away, stolen, or involved in legal proceedings. Today it is easier to steal intellectual property than ever before. What an artist spent years of labour on can be robbed from him with the click of a button. From all points of view, loss of intellectual property is a painful situation that requires proper legal remedies.read more
Today there are many methods and means for people to slander others and get away with it. Slander is used by individuals and companies as a way of gaining an advantage over someone else. The most common way of doing this today is via the internet. If you want to punish someone for slander, protect yourself from black PR, or delete negative reviews or information off the internet, we can help you.read more
Let’s compare the “private police” with the state law enforcement system. The advantages of our project can be evaluated by the level of services offered by us. Against this background, the existing legal platform loses on a number of factors. Regardless of where you are from, you’ve probably found yourself in a situation in which police officers either did not help you in a meaningful way, or actually hindered your ability to what you needed to do.
Disadvantages of state police
When appealing to the police, people often face the nonfeasance of officers. Usually a report will be made, but it will be left unverified, or the most basic steps and actions which could make a real difference are simply not taken, and no explanation is given. Sometimes it’s difficult to make them initiate a criminal case, even if the evidence is black and white. In fact, the police can issue multiple orders of refusal, without reference to the applicant or prosecution office. Some typical situations that will go unacted upon at the police department are: cases in which a child has to be tracked after being unlawfully abducted by one of the parents, fraud, property damage, or bodily injuries.read more
In some situations police are unable to help due to very simple reasons, such as a shortage of personnel, a lack of necessary equipment, or the restrictions they face concerning their ability to work outside of the Russian Federation. With a number of countries (Ukraine, for example) cooperation is almost non existent due to complicated political relations. Lack of resources is often an obstacle when dealing with carjacking, tracking people abroad, tracking internet fraudsters and internet blackmailers.read more
A true investigation can admit no delays. The perpetrator may go abroad; assets may be hidden in an offshore zone, a legal entity could be liquidated. Most importantly, wasting times puts lives at risk. Decisive actions need to be taken, but the heavy law enforcement machine requires a huge stack of papers to get moving. They always need signatures, agreements, approvals from managers, and it always seems like the key official you need is on holiday, or out of the office when you need him most. You usually have to deal with the frustrations of bureaucracy when attempting to track missing people, or investigate homicides, robberies, forceful rapes, frauds, or thefts.
When you consider turning to the police for help you always have to be wary of crooked cops. In Russia, it has become fairly commonplace for police officers to accept bribes in exchange for clearing criminals of all wrongdoing in a case. Today you can find corruption at almost all levels of law enforcement. No examples are needed here.
Police officers in Russia can be very smart when it stands to benefit them. If a business files a police report, rather than helping the business in its pursuit of justice, the police will often turn their attention on the company that filed the report itself. They might examine the income of the company director, or look at his tax records or family relations. If a victim is wealthy, he will probably be seen by the police as nothing more than a wallet with legs. Law enforcement agents know that in Russia almost every wealthy man has a skeleton in his closet.
Nobody expects Russian police to be delicate. And perhaps rightfully so, maybe delicacy is not the hallmark of good law enforcement. But there is a difference between not being tactful, and being malicious, and Russian police often fall on the wrong end of that spectrum. If you are a wealthy or well known person, or someone stands to gain by your downfall, chances are that anything the police find out about you will find its way out into the public eye. Even if you are not a famous person, you should be concerned about the wrong information about you falling into the wrong hands.read more
As soon as you file a police report, you give life to something that immediately moves beyond your control. Once you put your fate into the hands of the police, you lose your ability to make any meaningful decisions; they are then made for you. And no matter what happens in the case, or what new information comes to light, the course is set by law enforcement agencies. Once the machine starts moving it can be almost impossible to stop.read more
If a person doesn’t want to cook, he can eat out in a restaurant. If he doesn’t like public transport, he can buy his own car. If he doesn’t want to squeeze into an economy seat, he flies business class. Capitalism gave us the ability to have extra comfort, care, and protection for extra charge. In every sphere of life there are people ready to take care of you and provide you comfort. Up until now the only sphere that was excluded from this capability was the security sphere. Now thanks to our “private police”project, everyone has the option here as well.
Our “Private Police” project has no analogues in Russia. Today there is a huge social demand for justice, and state police won’t be able to completely satisfy it at any point in the near future, regardless of reforms.
We don’t oppose the state police in any way, we go hand-in-hand with them. In the same way that in Russia paid medical services became integrated into people’s lives, providing them with an effective, legal alternative to free medicine, the private police moved into a free opening next to the state police.
Department of Psychology
People have to overcome a serious psychological barrier before crossing the threshold of a police department. Some problems are so delicate and personal that a person is not sure whether he or she will find understanding and justice in the men of uniform. The fear (often absolutely justified) of being misunderstood and laughed at, the fear of facing unkindness and bureaucracy, can evoke extreme stress.
Unfortunately, the Russian state police is still too complicated for people to understand or use. Appealing to them for help inevitably becomes a difficult, multi-level quest, often with ambiguous results. Even if in your case the proof of a crime being committed against you is black and white, there’s no guarantee that the case will be initiated, or that it will even be properly investigated. We know this system from within; we know how to achieve the desired and legal result.