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Indio Private Investigators

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  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Thank you Mr. Velez for the excellent job you did for my family.

  • 15 years in business

Use of Modern Technology but retaining Old Fashion Values.


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.


With 13 years experience as a law enforcement professional, I have an extensive working knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding the legal system, municipal and superior courts and the California Penal and justice System.

  • 6 years in business

My LE training and experience give me a larger tool box to work from. As a former gang investigator I have better resources available to me than most private investigators. My team is composed of several former LE members (Who are also licensed Private Investigators) with more extensive training and experience than most firms.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We are a full-service investigation and protection group. We offer investigation services, and we help staff security professionals.

  • 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.


DISCGI takes pride in the quality of our service and makes it a priority to provide and promote a safer, more secure environment, while contributing to our client’s profitability as a value added protective service.


I have 8 years Military Intelligence experience during the Cold War. I am an expert at finding background Information and locating people . I now operate Agape Investigations a nationwide people finder and Information service.


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.


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


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

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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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