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The average price of a Private Investigator in Virginia is $85 per hour

Compared to a national average of $65

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence

We get many request from people that have not planned a budget for hiring an investigator or executive protection. You should budget $1000 + for a surveillance investigation retainer and $250-1000 for research investigation. If you call I will be glad to assist you to help find a solution for your situation. Some of the services we provide: HP investigations provide businesses and individuals surveillance services, background checks, cheating spouses, infidelity, child custody, grandparent custody, drug testing recommendations, elder neglect & abuse, retirement home, Assisted living, Nursing Home investigations, accident and insurance fraud investigations. We locate missing friends, relatives and provide assistance in adoption searches. Let us investigate the people you want to trust before it's too late. Licensed and Insured DCJS #11-15923 Don't do business with an unlicensed Private investigator Verify status of license: https://www.cms.dcjs.virginia.gov/GLSuiteWeb/Clients/VADCJS/Public/IndividualVerification/Search.aspx

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What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy helping people especially those faced with a complex problem that will take research and persistence to solve. Too be a good investigator you must enjoy researching and have the aptitude to spend hours compiling information that will be essential in solving your cases. The field work such as surveillance interviewing people balances out the time spent in the office doing research and reports.

What inspired you to start your own business?

My long-term mission is to continue to build a sound agency which will enable us to devote more time and resources to help protect seniors. The elderly is too often forgotten and waste away in assisted living, nursing homes and private care residences. Virginia's population is rapidly aging, and many wonderful people suffer from Alzheimer's disease and need protection. This dreadful disease places our most vulnerable adults at the mercy of individuals that do not care about the vulnerable seniors they were trusted to protect.

Why should our clients choose you?

I have a unique background and acquired skill set that make me unique among they typical investigator that spends the majority of their time in surveillance mode. I invest a lot of time in training and take specialized classes such as statement analysis (trained to find hidden information in written statement) and FACS (facial action coding system....ability to read facial/ micro expressions).
I only accept clients I feel that have a legitimate need for the services of an investigator.

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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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