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Chelsea Private Detectives

Browse these private detectives with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Chelsea.

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Mr. and Mrs. Detective
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Janice B.
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I think they are an excellent pair of private investigators. They have done a terrific job with this still ongoing investigation. They are very personable and professional even never having met them but just talking to them on the phone. Both of them care about their work and the work they are doing for me/us. I know that the best results will be achieved. I have never had to hire investigators before, but Deb and Michael make their profession shine. I am hoping that I will someday get to meet this terrific pair. Kudos to them and their work!!

Sidestreet Investigations
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Laurie D.
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I can not begin to say how happy I am that I west with this company. One company on here tried to discourage me from going with this company because the owner is a former Police Detective. After meeting Joe I found him to be very professional and sensitive to my problem. The job he did for me was really great and he accomplished even more than I expected. Thanks again

Paul Timmins
4.1
from 22 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Ara D.
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I can't even begin to express how happy my husband and I are that we found Paul. We had previously met with two other private investigators that weren't reliable whatsoever. Our calls weren't being returned. We never knew what was going on and we felt that we were being taken advantage of and left in the wind. I had contacted Paul and the day of he had met with us. He was very down to earth and was very understanding of our needs.. The following day we had met with his son Dan who was great as well! Our case is finisning up now and I feel like a weight has been lifted off of our chests! Thank you SO much Paul and Dan. I would highly recommend you guys.

SJF Investigative Group
4.6
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carole A.
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I was very pleased with steve,s quick response as well as his kindness.I would highly recommend steve especially if the matter is sensitive or private !!!!!!

  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Sue D.
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Had private party North East provided the security for our party. I was referred to them from a friend. My friend was completely right. They ensured we had a great time and were very well dressed and professional. Thank you NESS

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Karina F.
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Ken is a phenomenal private investigator. He got video proof that my husband was cheating on me. He also ran a background check on the mistress that revealed a history of drug problems with court intervention. This information was helpful to secure full custody of my children. He was very professional and understanding with my sensitive situation.

Orion Investigations
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
John P.
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John Leccese is an extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy person to know and do business with. He performs his services morally, ethically and professionally. His awareness of privacy issues and the law surrounding his scope of services is second to none. He is a thorough and effective person to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring his service as a private investigator or security in the workplace consultant.

  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Abby X.
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I hired Alan for process serving, he was really prompt and thorough. I needed papers served to a corporation, bu the address was not good, so Alan did research on all the possible alternative address/registered agent of the company without even being asked.

  • 28 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt J.
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Caring and professional investigation service

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I became a private investigator to help people transform and solve their personal problems. I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to complete such tasks on your own, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

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I am a Rhode Island private detective with over 20 years of police experience. Don't risk your case with amateurs. Experienced criminal detectives get answers. Call me.

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Shield Investigations and Security Company (SISC) is a insured, bonded and licensed security services and private investigation company (license # P-772), located in Boston, Massachusetts, and serving clients through affiliate offices nationally. In operation since 1991, SISC is the personification of the extensive experiential base of professionals who draw on an comprehensive collection of private and public sector law enforcement, investigative, and corporate security experience.

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I am a private investigator conducting investigation services, obtain statements, conduct courthouse searches and locate people.

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We offer results-oriented private investigations. We find people, information, and property; in short, whatever the problem is, we find the solution you need. We are licensed, bonded, and insured in New England states.

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I offer services backed by my self built automated legal document generation system. This system is often copycatted, but, we are the sole authority for the source code's mainframe.

  • 6 years in business
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I give 100% guarantee for my service. I work quietly and discreetly. I do my job very well. I work hard, and I'm good with flexible pricing. For anything else, you feel free to ask me.

  • 3 years in business
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Catfish Hunter offers infidelity investigation services. Does your Significant other clam up when his or her phone goes off and you're in the room? Does he or she wait until you leave the room to even look at his new messages? Does he or she wince when you go within five feet of their cellphone? Has your partner started talking to an ex recently? Is she really going out with the girls? How you can find out? Contact me for consultations. I am a social media manager and online private investigator who handles infidelity concerns. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Send me your story. I will deliver the truth or there will be no charge.

  • 34 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Your situation no doubt has the potential to change your life. When you have to make that choice we want you to have the best information available and an advocate that empathizes with the importance of your particular situation.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My investigations are performed in a timely manner and with the highest degree of professionalism. Top notch video and reports provided.

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We offer private investigator services catered to your needs. We offer child custody, infidelity, insurance fraud and much more. I will put all of your doubts and suspicions to rest. Investigation is my life. I have over 10 years of experience as an investigator.

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We are a full-service private investigation firm. We are licensed in MA, ME, NH and RI. We will provide references.

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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