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Gary Detectives

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  • 36 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thomas E.
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A job well done! I am a norwegian, living in Norway. Me, and my family have been trying to locate the whereabouts of my wife's father, as she has never had any contact with him. After many attempts, we decided to hire a privateinvestigator. I sent email to three different investigators after a quick search on the internet. One office gave me a very diffuse price, one did not answer, and one gave me a quick answer, with a price of total cost. We hired Heritage Investigations, and the detective was very fast working, and the dialogue was incredible good - despite the fact that we ar eon the opposite side of the world. It took Heritage Investigators just about a week to close the case and make the contact, and now we are happily connected with our relatives. We sincerly recommend anyone who needs help from a detective to contact Heritage Investigatons. You'll get a job well done, fast and very correct, and the price they charge is highly acceptable. Best regards Thomas

Betty H.
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The company was fast and reasonable in their pricing. Originally, the information I received was not exactly what I had wanted. When I expressed this to the company, I had the necessary information within a day. I would definitely use them again.

S.D. & Associates
4.0
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
Virgil M.
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S.D. & Associates provides Private Detective services

About

We are a full-service detective agency in Chicago since 1988. Our services include: * Domestic Investigations * Skip Tracing * GPS Tracking * locates * Missing Persons * Computer Fraud * Felonies Crimes * Wanted Criminals We do all types of investigations. Please refer to our website.

Jones Detective Agency

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    Michael A. Jones, a veteran in private investigations has held his private detective license in the State of Illinois since 1988. Mr. Jones was introduced to the world of private investigations by the Pinkerton Detective Agency in 1981. He also served in the United States Army for six (6) years, and earned a degree in criminal justice from Triton College in 1981. Mr. Jones holds certification in criminal behavior from John E. Reid College and analytical investigation methods from Anacapa Sciences, Inc. Mr. Jones has proudly served the Chicagoland area in the field of investigations and personal asset protection, and will continue to do an excellent job. Our offices are located on the west/south/east areas of Chicago.

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    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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