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Glendale Private Detectives

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Gryphon Consulting Services
from 129 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 173 hires on Thumbtack
Tee N.
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Perfect! Did not know what to expect as not in the business of having to serve folks court papers. Mario found me in a way, I contacted him, do this and that. Meet you at the house, this is the price, I meet him, he serves the papers as I watch, and then gives me a monetary reduction of the price because of myself and he being Veterans. could not have been more pleased with the service. Mario, among other services he provides, is a Private Detective whereas I will use his service in the future to locate an individual that might have absconded owing monies so that garnishment of wages: if required, can be obtained. All good!

Urban Spy
from 16 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew M.
Verified review

Jason has been in contact with me from the start and we have worked closely together to ensure I get what I need for my inevitable court case. He is professional, personable, and definitely highly qualified. He also is reasonably priced. I would recommend Jason for any private investigation needs.

  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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Christine has been a fantastic resource for me and my law firm. She provides excellent processing serving and investigative services with quick response times and updates. I highly recommend Christine Burke and Strategic Intelligence Services, PLLC.

  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Anne G.
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In 2014 I was on the hunt for a Private Investigator for a very rocky and lengthy custody battle. I am so grateful that God put John in my life during that time. Time and money were of great importance to me during that time and John was more than willing to work with me. The money that I did spend was well worth it due to him being extremely reliable and professional, and the same goes to his colleagues that assisted him. They went above and beyond to provide me with more than enough evidence needed to help me win my case. They even testified on my behalf at my trial! I couldn't have asked for a better Investigator and team. John also kept in contact with me after the trial for a bit to check in and see how things were going. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a Private Investigator and if I ever need one again myself, he will be the first and only person I call on. Thank you John Hancock and your colleagues for being the best at what you do!

  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Renee M.
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Info search to verify identify and residence.

Southwest Group
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Personal and professional. Seems trustworthy.

M&R Investigations
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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This was my first time with having to use a private investigator and wasn’t sure what to expect. Mike and I met, he explained everything to me, his background experiences and previous job titles. Mike did a brilliant job for my husband and I. He was supportive and never said no to our requests. He expressed his concerns with the investigation and was forth coming on everything. He touched based with us during and after when he was done with the home visit of an ex spousal and expressed his concerns with us. Mike gave us his recommendations. We listened to those concerns and took action and have been very pleased with the whole outcome! Even after all was completed Mike genuinely cared and kept touch with us on his own time to check in with us to see how our progress was going. He had every best interest for the well being of the children involved. Mike is a true blessing! With our concerns with the welfare of my husbands kids who are my step children, mike genuinely was caring, empathetic, honest, sincere, and overall an amazing person. He went over and beyond than he needed to and for that we are forever grateful. I would highly recommend Mike for his work! He has been so accommodating with our needs and with being currently available for our attorney!

Integrated Investigations
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ken H.
Verified review

Mickey is a very professional and thorough investigator and provided me with the necessary information I needed in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend Mickey to anyone looking for private investigative services.

Paladin Investigations
from 1 review
  • 12 years in business
Anthony J.
Verified review

To Whom It May Concern: First and foremost, I would like to thank John with all of my heart for finding a family that I never knew existed. I contacted John to help me find my father, whom I have not seen or had any contact with since I was 5 years old, I am now 29 years old. I provided John with the little information I had about my father, which was not much. John was able to use that information to find a story and tell it from many different angles. A story that was very emotional for me. John is action oriented, friendly to work with, and approachable both over the phone and by email, as well as caring. When I first explained my situation, John was ready and eager to help me as quickly as possible and that he did. He certainly worked very quickly in providing me with more information than I had ever expected. John is always available, but when he is not he is quick to return phone calls. There are many great things I could say about John, but one thing that is most important to me in all of this is that working with John, having explained my situation, then watching him quickly work to find out whatever he could, by doing those things he was able to touch my life and have a positive impact that I could not be more thankful. My story: God works wonders in our lives and in ways sometimes we will never understand. We might not always agree with the way things happen, but we can trust that God is always there for us. He will carry and strengthen us through difficult times, helping us find comfort in things we never thought we could find comfort in. Things happen the way they do for reasons unexplainable and it's up to us to embrace those things because we can only impact what we can control. My father left when I was 5 years old. Since then I had hoped and prayed for the day when I will see him again. Seeing him again is something that I will never have the opportunity to do, however learning about him and the learning about the legacy he leaves behind I am hopeful for. Through prayer God gave me the courage, strength, and guidance to search for my father. Recently, through prayer and God's Will for me I learned more about my father than I have ever known. I learned that he past away 3 years ago this week. I learned that I have a brother and a sister whom I do not know. Although, I will never have the opportunity to get to know my father, I believe that I will learn about him from the angels he left behind. Recently, because of John’s professional help, I had the honor to meet the angles my father left behind. I met my 17-year-old brother, my 34-year-old sister, and my 5-month only nephew. This would not have been possible had it not been for John. John, thank you for all that you did for my life and for the many lives you touch daily. Your hard work is truly appreciated. Because of John's hard work and initiative, the emptiness in my heart I had for so many years due of my father leaving does not feel so empty anymore.

  • 17 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack

We are based in Mesa AZ, and we provide private security services, private investigation services, process service and general legal services. We utilize the most up-to-date technology which helps us provide the best services to our clients. We have over 100 years of combined experience which shows in our professionalism and our dedication to customer service.


I have been a licensed private investigator since 1998. I have thirty-five years of law enforcement experience, both local and federal in Phoenix, AZ.


Our mission is to provide the highest-quality private investigations in the most discreet manner. We use all the latest technologies and have areas of expertise including criminal and civil claims, domestic relations better known as cheating spouse investigations, workmen compensation, and missing persons. As Arizona private investigators, Adam and Eve Investigations provides supporting documentation for all information and prepares complete and confidential reports. This includes photographs, video tapes, audio tapes, and comprehensive statements from the various witnesses.


I have been a private investigator in Oregon for over 20 years. I've recently relocated to Chandler and really look forward to the community and meeting people!


Research Etc., Inc., a full-service private investigation agency, is experienced in every aspect of information research. Since 1995, we've been devoted to excellence in customer satisfaction through individual attention, professional investigations and friendly customer service to each and every case. With our vast resources, no case is too small or too big. Our customers, irrespective of the scope or size of the investigation, can rest ensured that all cases are always dealt with in the most rigid of confidence and with the utmost in discretion. We provide professional and thorough investigation services for the entire U.S and Canada. Our areas of specialty include: - AZ confidential intermediaries - Adoption searches (all states) - Designated e-verify employer agent - Pre-employment background screens - Individual background checks - Skip tracing/locates - Civil and criminal records - Company research - Property/asset research - Sensitive document scanning - GPS tracking


We are a licensed and bonded private investigation and process service firm that has been serving Arizona clients for 15 years. We perform skip tracing to locate missing persons, witnesses and runaways; background investigations; criminal defense and surveillance for child custody and infidelity matters as well as service of process. You need answers because what you don't know can hurt you. When we accept your case, your problem becomes our problem. Our process service is prompt, reliable and fairly priced. We specialize in evasive defendants. We hold superior court private process server ID number 8348.


Sunrise Professional Services provides private investigation and photography for the legal and insurance industry. We also provide process service and skip tracing. We complete most process service the same day, and affidavits of service are filed promptly with the courts. We excel at skip tracing and difficult process service.


Our investigators have an average of 15-20 years experience in corporate security, investigations, loss prevention, bail enforcement and missing person cases.


I am a licensed private investigator, certified medicare fraud inspector/investigator, certified internal theft investigator, certified interrogator, licensed field investigator, and can do professional background checks. I-investigate, LLC provides professional, confidential services at very competitive rates. What are your teenagers doing? Are your kids safe? Do you think your wife/husband is cheating? Do you need to get your child support? Do you need to verify your potential employee What are your employees doing, are they stealing time and or products? Do you want to know credentials about your doctor, dentist or attorney? Do you need to know your employees' whereabouts? Simply contact i-investigate for free consultation. Thank you. Our investigations/intelligence services include the following: * Processing of evidence * Witness/informant interviews * Theft interrogations * Statements/affidavits * Research * Surveillance * Photos/reports * Medical/medicare fraud * Welfare fraud * Financial fraud * Professional background investigation Our corporate services include the following: * Workman's compensation * Employee background checks * Fraud investigations * Violence investigation/behavior evaluation for terminated employees * Theft investigation and surveillance * Virtual/Internet crimes investigations * Slip and fall investigations * Employee surveillance * Special protection/escort and consultation Our personal services include the following: * Personal protection consultation * Witness protection services * Surveillance services * Threat management * Violence management and investigations * Locate a person/missing person search * Domestic violence investigations * Infidelity surveillance * Premarital surveillance * Divorce matters * Child support matters * Kids safety I offer free confidential consultation.

  • 28 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I will provide a high level of integrity and professionalism to every client, along with dedication and an uncompromising work ethic


We are a licensed and bonded full-service private investigation and process service firm that has been serving the residents as well as the legal and business communities of Maricopa County for 20 years. We are a woman-owned company active in the private investigator community. The owner is on the board of directors of the Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators. Our goal is to keep our clients happy, and we go out of our way to do that. When we accept your assignment, your problem becomes our problem, and we'll give your case the same attention, dedication and energy we would give to a case of our own. Our focus is on building relationships. The more successful we are at that, the more successful our business will be. We can handle most of the assignments you would seek a private investigator for, including the following: * surveillance * skip tracing * records research * background investigations * asset searches * infidelity matters If your issue is outside the scope of what we can handle, we will tell you, and we will refer you to a professional investigator who specializes in the area with which you need assistance. We also serve all court documents and file a certificate of service with the appropriate court. Our pricing is competitive. We care about our clients, and we want to keep them happy.

  • 6 years in business

At TBL Investigator we provide specialized Private Investigator Services In Scottsdale, AZ. Some of our professional services Include Pre-Employment Screening, Surveillance Investigations, Gathering Evidence for Trial, and even Background Investigations.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a private investigator do?

First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

  • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
  • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
  • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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