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  • 29 years in business
  • Serves Colton, CA
"If you need a FULLY LICENSED and $1MIL INSURED P.I. with 40 yrs experience (former State & Local Police and Corp Security Mgr) who has direct access to the BEST databases (sources of info) for all P.I. needs you'll need including DMV, then make an obvious choice to select JK & Associates. I work alone so I take full responsibility as my work ethic and work product is of the HIGHEST level of expectation as any client would expect but is seldom offered in our business. I have been repeatedly told, "YOU ARE THE BEST" in the business. I've handled and managed 6,000 interviews and investigations (SD Superior Court case testimony verified) As such, I seldom have had a need to MARKET with a fancy website or profile. Much of my work has been with Fortune 500 companies, DOD, gaming, entertainment and celebrities. I was a live-in bodyguard for the Lt. Governor of the State of Illinois while with the IL State Police, my first and longest Law Enforcement job. I am new to Thumbtack and prefer privacy to client reviews for obvious reasons. I will not post reviews on Thumbtack but there are a few on Bark.com which hosts my profile (see website here). Most of my clients have said reviews can never be verified nor do they want their info on-line, I have always agreed and obliged their requests for anonymity. Use caution perusing reviews as "if it sounds to good to be true..." you know the rest. CALL ME for personalized service. I have found every Missing Person case I've done, no other P.I. I know of can make that claim. My work is Discreet and professional Forensic Private Investigations. Dedicated to personal non-template investigative research and resolutions. JK & Associates carries a $1,000,000. Errors & Omissions Insurance policy and I have been licensed since 1990 with CA License PI-14208. FREE consultations by phone, many times I can help you out at no charge and if not, I'll direct you to the source or help you GET YOUR SOLUTION. I am the ONLY licensed Private Investigator in Southern CA that holds associate membership in the accredited Forensic Expert association, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Forensic Examiners. SERVICES OFFERED: Background Investigations on persons or companies Missing Persons – Skip Tracing & Attempt to Locates Sex Offender Database Information Full Local, County, State and Federal Courts Access – Civil, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Marriage, Birth, etc. Full Arrest & “In custody” Searches – Find out if someone is in jail or has been arrested, present & past Full Asset Investigations – Vehicles, property, homes, aircraft & marine vessels Full Phone and Email Database Searches Victim/Witness/Suspect Interviews and Interrogations Dark Web Email Searches – See if you’re a victim of data breaches Employment & Occupation Searches – Find out if and where someone works Educational Verifications – This is the most often used disinformation by individuals Miscellaneous Investigations – If you need something and don’t know how or where to get it, we also do Generic items – Divorces, Death, Births, Political Party Affiliation, Professional Licenses."


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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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