Bondsmen hire independent contractors or bounty hunters to return a criminal back tocourt. Most police departments do not have time to follow up on all criminals who do notshow up in court. There is always a new batch of criminals to arrest. For their skill andexpertise at returning the criminal, they receive a percentage of the bail.Bounty hunters train to be able to basically trick the criminal, so they can obtain themand collect their
” for doing so. They have various ways to catch
theirsubjects off guard. They use a technique called skip tracing using the computer andmany other technologies
to find the criminal’s loca
Bounty hunters are very streetsavvy
and resourceful. They know what questions to ask and where to go to getinformation on locating the fleeing criminal.You will find that most Bounty Hunters say their intuition is the key to their success, andthat is a very true statement. Good people skills are always necessary to find outinformation from other people, to catch your criminal. Some of the people you come incontact with may not be very forthcoming with information, however, a good bountyhunter can get information out of just about anyone. You have to use common sensewhen trying to find the criminal without giving it away that you are looking for someone.Bounty Hunters can be very crafty. Always remember that your reputation will help yougo far.
Treat everyone well, and as if you’ll need them in the future. Burning bridges issomething you’ll want to do only when you absolutely have to.Let’s talk a little bit about running into violence as a bounty hunter.
On TV when you watch any bounty hunting show violence is something that sometimes
can’t be avoided. So you must understand that v
iolence is a possibility within the scopeof your position as a bounty hunter, but it should only be used as a last resort when selfdefense is needed.Let
’s face it, being a bounty hunter
is a dangerous career to be in. There are manythings within the job that cannot be controlled, so expect the unexpected. Once thecriminal is detained by you as the Bounty Hunter, you must be able to talk with him.The trip back to turn your criminal in can calm a crazy situation down if you use your
people skills. It’s your job to get the criminal. You know that and so does the criminal.