Who Are We?
The Private Group Pty Ltd arose out a partnership, started in 2002. The principle, Chris Eastaughffe, had just retired as a Queensland Police Officer, after 17 years of active service. He had worked in areas as diverse as the Gold Coast, rural Queensland, and around an aboriginal community. He had worked in general duties, and CIB, as well as been seconded to specialist units. He had attended detective training (long course). He had been appointed a NSW Special Constable, OIC of stations, and received bravery awards, and commendations.
When he left the Police he obtained training in a multitude of roles, including HR, rehabilitation coordinator, adult training, plant operations, and construction. He had accumulated many skills, and qualifications, before, during, and after his time with the Police (folders full). As with most Police, when he left, he had no intention of working in that field again.
He learnt not to talk about many things when, in a meal room, a workmate pointed out he could always top their stories! That was an incidental result of leading an interesting life. As a result of his background he was asked to investigate a workplace incident, for an employer. The employer was happy, and he was reminded of the skills he had accumulated.
That action resulted in his acquiring his private investigation licence, and, as they say, the rest is history. Over the years a networked of experienced investigators, with varied backgrounds, including ex-Police, developed, and we became The Private Group Pty Ltd, a network of licensed investigators, a private investigation service.