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Desert Hot Springs Private Detectives

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KNB Investigations LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dean S.
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KNB is a very porfessional Investigating firm and gives thier clients the personal attention necessary to make you feel comfortable and that you are in good hands. Will recommend to others

De Vry Investigations
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
Sharon F.
Verified review

DeVry Investigations did an outstanding job in my recent divorce. Their professionalism in handling my unique case was superb! I highly recommend them for any domestic case.

  • 15 years in business

Hodson P.I., LLC is a truly professional investigations firm. We stand by high standards, truth and diligence. Unlike other firms we are up front and honest about all aspects of private investigations. We truly enjoy helping people find the truth and bring a resolution to their problem.


Private investigative services for adultery, divorce and insurance fraud provided. I offer fast and direct results. Call, text or email me today!

  • 15 years in business

Use of Modern Technology but retaining Old Fashion Values. Solving my clients problem by obtaining as much information as I can in a timely manner.


Over 29 years as a licensed investigator and 7 years with U.S. government intelligence. I personally work most cases for my clients and do not subcontract the work out. I am very proficient in all aspects of civil and criminal investigations and have worked on many high profile cases, appearing on most television networks in the U.S. as well as written media. I enjoy people and helping them. I also enjoy challenges. You cannot do this work as long as I have unless you are good at it.


My services include private investigations, legal assistance, community services, live scan fingerprinting for employment and immigration purposes for agencies such as CA DOJ, US FBI, US Homeland Security, Social Security, and Immigration and Naturalization. I am a CA commissioned notary public.


Professional. Respectful. Honest. Dependable. We are licensed in the State of California. We handle cases statewide. We take the time to do the assignment right the first time. We don't rush into things and risk valuable or missing information. The more information you start with, the better the possible outcome of your investigation. We handle cases from corporate clients, small business owners, law firms and private party clients.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

MP Carter Investigations is a personalized private investigations service. We sit down with our clients and answer any and all questions as well as any concerns they may have. Understanding that this most likely is the first time that our clients have had to speak with a private investigator, we treat them with the utmost respect. We will explain exactly what we can do for you to help you in your case. We have investigators with over 30 years of investigative experience. Our investigators are former law enforcement detectives. Because we are a local business, we can provide you with the personal service your case requires. We also understand that in most cases cost is a concern. We will work with you and do our best to provide a diligent service within your budget. Helping our clients come to a positive resolution in their time of need is always satisfying. Knowing that we did everything in our power to provide our clients with the best private investigation service available is our goal.

  • 13 years in business

The services I offer are as follows: * Private investigations * Finding and locating someone * Interview witnesses * Crime and incident investigations * Serve court paperwork As always, my consultations are free.


I conduct many different investigations including worker's compensation fraud, surveillance, locating and process services, criminal/civil cases and many more.


I do all manner of civil and criminal investigations. I have over 37 years of experience. I have done former intelligence related work with the government. I have over 30 years experience as owner of own private investigation firm.

  • 23 years in business

We are a full-service investigation company, with 19 years of experience. We are expert in both stationary and mobile surveillance. Our case types include criminal, civil, workers' compensation, locating, domestic, background checks, family law and child custody. Our PI number is 22429.


I am happy to provide you with a quote for private investigations, process serving, or surveillance operations!

Q & A

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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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