A Leading Long Island Private Investigator Provider, the Protective Group, Comments on Findings That the Town of Kenner, LA Has Hired Private Investigators to Follow City Employees

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The Protective Group, a leading security company on Long Island, discusses revelations that the town of Kenner, LA had hired private investigators to follow employees of the city.

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The Protective Group, a leading security company on Long Island,responds to an October 2nd article published by The Times Picayune titled “In Kenner, City Hall hired private investigators to follow employees.”

According to the article, “During the past six weeks, Kenner has spent $8,400 on private investigators who secretly tracked the work habits of four city employees. City administration officials would not identify the employees or discuss specific reasons for hiring detectives, citing continuing personnel issues.”This information was first disclosed on September 19th by Robert Miles, an uncle of an employee, who according to the article claims that his nephew “was followed during his work day because he was a whistleblower who had alerted agencies that cash was missing from the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement.”t."

After the discovery, critics have argued that hiring private investigators may cause employee distrust. Additionally, some critics have said that Kenner could be spending its resources in other ways. In the article, Councilman Joe Stagni asks why the city’s supervisors cannot handle the task of investigating its own employees, and says, “On a very basic level, are we saying our directors are not directing their departments?”

Chief Administrative Officer Mike Quigley is quoted in the article as saying that private investigators are not commonly used, but are called upon “if we suspect something, and it's more efficient to hire a third party.”

John Monderine, CEO of The Protective Group, a leading security company, believes that the expertise of a private investigator can offer insights that cannot be easily obtained through other means. “The normal directors of a company or organization may not have the experience necessary to uncover wrongdoings. However, the individuals that hired the private investigators must be careful not to alienate the city employees, who have just discovered that they may have been the subject of an investigation.”

The Protective Group is an elite full service private security firm with specializations in special event security, corporate security, private investigators, insurance investigators and surveillance. Its top-notch professional security guards have over 150 years of combined law enforcement service and its security personnel are physically fit, professional, athletic, and completely dedicated to ensuring events proceeds without a hitch. From charity runs and fashion shows, to fundraisers and art shows, the Protective Group instills confidence and assures safety at an exclusive event or place of business.
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