See our previous response about cost. It's not complicated, and our prices can be quite competitive.
First, we assess the client's needs by listening to them, isolating and defining the problem, and determining the client's preference for a solution. Then, we discuss the services needed to reach that solution. Once the client has an understanding of the available services, we prepare a General Contract for Services and Retainer Agreement specifically identifying the client's objective and itemizing the costs of the services requested by the client. Once the client has reviewed the contract (with their legal counsel if they so desire) and we have agreed on any changes, both parties sign the contract. After the contract has been signed and the customer has paid the specified amount of retainer, we begin the work outlined in the contract. In many investigations, the initial retainer only covers a portion of the services in the contract, so additional retainer is required as the investigation moves forward and the client chooses to have additional work completed.
Our owner is a graduate of Western Illinois University with a B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration, is also a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, has over 3,000 hours of training, and has more than 30 years experience in protective services and investigations. North Carolina PI's are required to take 12 credit hours of continuing education every two years. As members of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International, to mention a few, our agents complete at least 16 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) every year.