What Does a Bounty Hunter Do?
Bounty hunters are unofficial law enforcers. They usually act as freelancers or work for a bail bond company that provides surety services to a local court. Bounty hunters are responsible for finding, apprehending, and ensuring bail bond violators are present for their court hearings.
Bounty Hunter Job Overview
In the bounty hunter role, you will execute arrest warrants on fugitives who don’t show up for their court hearings. You will perform surveillance, make arrests, and turn over fugitives to the appropriate authorities. Success in this role will be determined by your ability to ensure fugitives are apprehended in a swift and efficient manner.
Bounty Hunter Job Responsibilities and Duties
- Remains knowledgeable and adheres to state laws relevant to bounty hunting
- Performs stakeouts and other surveillance activities to ascertain a target’s location
- Collects and analyzes information about assigned targets
- Efficiently identifies and apprehends targets
- Interviews and interrogates a target’s known associates
- Transports fugitives before turnover to authorities
Bounty Hunter Job Requirements
- Certification or license to practice bounty hunting
- Prior experience in military or law enforcement is preferred
- Physically fit
- Knowledgeable in the use of firearms and non-lethal weapons
- Willing to work on-call and be deployed at a moment’s notice
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