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Echelon Protective Services

1. Unique Hiring Policy - EPS generally hires its employees based upon industry referrals. We try to not hire personnel without a personal reference. 2. Personnel Training - EPS promotes the self-development of its personnel by offering bi-monthly training. Our training includes legal briefs, Tactical Casualty Care, De-escalation through communication, outreach services, and much more. 3. Philanthropy - EPS does not approach livability and safety from a law enforcement perspective. Instead, EPS utilizes philanthropic outreach to engage all community stakeholders. We approach security by maximizing relationships and community. 4. ID Criminal Elements - EPS conducts backgrounds on suspicious persons and actively identifies and trespasses criminal elements from its clients' properties. 5. Safety Conscience Training - We teach realtors, property managers, owners, and others engaged in real estate services to protect their staff against possible threats. This includes offering staff training on active threats and safety protocols. 6. Professional Networking - EPS works with non-profit associations, government institutions, and private businesses to ensure that all stakeholders are strategically expending the necessary resources to achieve shared security and livability goals.

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What do you love most about your job?

People! We love our clients and make every case or job our number one priority. People who come to us need someone who cares, not some nameless faceless cooperation.

What inspired you to start your own business?

In the late 2000s, owners of Echelon began observing the needs of business owners and the community around us. In 2018, they began to formulate a new business model for security in the modern age. In 2019, Echelon was formed into a proactive and results-based company to combat complex problems. Our owner group comprises members with local and federal law enforcement skills ranging from: S.W.A.T., K.9., narcotics, military, and anti-terrorism.​

At Echelon, our passion and what gets us out of bed every morning is knowing we can make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Why should our clients choose you?

Echelon has a diverse panel of professionals who are skilled experts in the Use of Force, Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Divorce, etc.

Our goal is to listen to your needs and select the most highly experienced professional from our team for your case.

Can you provide your services online or remotely? If so, please add details.


All of our client's cases can be handled 100 % remotely or online from beginning to end.

What changes have you made to keep your customers safe from Covid-19?

All of our client's cases can be handled 100 % remotely or online from beginning to end.

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Prices can vary depending on your professional’s experience and the location of the investigation.

Your professional private investigator will be able to advise you on the full range of options, including what is most suitable for you. Use Bark to receive free quotes and get in touch with local private investigators today.

Some of the common services your private investigator can help with include:

  • Surveillance and counter-surveillance

  • Taking pictures and compiling evidence

  • Interviewing witnesses and conducting research

  • Conducting background checks and running credit reports

  • Process serving

  • Performing due diligence and debt recovery

There are several factors worth considering when choosing your private investigator. These include:

  • Referrals - You will likely be sharing personal information with this person, so it is important to find someone reliable. Do as much research on the private investigator as possible. Ask trusted friends for recommendations and always check reviews.

  • Office-based - Make sure they have an office. If your private detective only works out of restaurants and over the phone, that is a sign you should get out now. You need to know where to find this person if they don’t follow through on their obligations.

  • Experience - Ask about their experience and education. To make sure your job gets done right, find a detective who specialises in the task you need. Ask about their experience and the results of their past work.

  • Insurance - Most serious private investigators are insured. While it is not necessary for all jobs, if something were to happen during the work, you as the hirer, would be held liable if there was no insurance coverage.

  • Confidentiality - You are very likely to deal with sensitive information when you are working with a private investigator, and you need to be sure they will be discreet and respectful of information shared between the two of you.

  • Contract - Your initial consultation with a private detective should be free, and from there, they should be able to outline anticipated costs. If you choose to follow through with the work, make sure all fees and expectations are clearly outlined in a contract.

  • Be prepared - Brace yourself for what a private investigator may uncover. Be sure you are ready for whatever they may find, especially when it involves people close to you. You may hope the private investigator will prove your fears wrong, but be sure that you will be able to handle all outcomes.

You can be confident that any of the local private investigators on Bark will give you a reliable and professional service.

Before you choose a private investigator, you could read testimonials and details of their past work on their website.

You could also look at their profile page on Bark, which displays reviews from past customers.

Absolutely! Although, it's important to carry out thorough checks on your personal investigator as well as looking at testimonials from previous clients, as your professional will be dealing with sensitive information, so you need to ensure that they're trustworthy.



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The average rating for Bark Private Investigators in Portland is 4.99, based on 133 reviews.

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