Last week Hg’s #PrivateInvestigatorsDay contest drew hundreds of people to pay homage to Eugene Francois Vidocq, credited with founding the first private detective agency in France in 1833. Our contest asked folks to join Hg staff in naming their favorite TV, literary, and film investigators.

From Columbo to Magnum P.I., James Rockford to Lenny Brisco, to Cagney and Lacey and Charlie’s Angels, to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, we were all reminded of how these beloved characters have shaped the world’s view on what we, as investigators, do to make the world a safer place! Thank you all for sharing your faves with us!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our first annual contest!

Grand Prize: $200 discount off registration to the 5th annual OSMOSIS Conference

Chuck Steffens named The Hard Boys as his favorite.

First Prize: 1 Year of our Data2Know Newsletter

April Hall of Data Point Consulting named Nancy Drew as her favorite.

Second Prize:  Hg Webinar

Brandon Brewster of Brewster Investigations LLC named Jake Gittes as his favorite.

Third Prize:  1 signed copy of Cynthia’s book, Manual to Online Public Records

Scott Lake of State Farm named Magnum P.I. as his favorite.

Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to celebrating #PrivateInvestigatorsDay next year with everyone!

– Hg Staff & Pups 🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️🐕