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Elizabeth Private Detectives

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JSD Protective Services Inc.
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
TARRAH M.
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Doug Carter, CEO of this investigation firm, couldn't take my case because I'm in another state. He was in my list of options and I chose him based on that and his very reasonable prices. Although he wasn't able to help, he called me personally and gave me other options! My car was stolen. Doug told me not only that hiring a pro investigator would be a waste of my money, but that it would likely not be any more effective than waiting for the police to find my car. He was comforting and insightful and he didn't even have to spend those 20 minutes on the phone with me. Having someone break into your home, car or business feels like a violation and it's awful! Law enforcement and people private investigators really have to care about that in order to provide you with top notch service. I believe this company provides that hands over fist! If your in New York, and you need an investigator, give this company a chance! I'm better off knowing the truth regarding my situation and JSD Protective Services are obviously honest and thorough!

Mark Investigations
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Mercedes G.
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I never thought I'd ever have to hire a Private investigator. I don't anyone actually thinks they will either.. and I couldn't have stumbled upon a better company or a better private investigator than Stephon. I am very grateful to him for all of his help. On a scale from 1-5 he deserves at least a 10.

Remote Risk Management
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
George P.
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I came into remote risk management due to suspicions that my girlfriend was cheating on me. I was met with professional investigators who were able to help me and provide guidance.

  • 9 years in business
Andrei K.
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Frank Mason is who you want to work with. I've have worked with many private security contractors (running private parties) and Frank Mason is by far the most professional, upright, honest and knowledgeable of the business. Most recently Frank Mason provided security for a party that my organization ran. Everything went smooth and without a hitch. When I say smooth, I mean everyone was safe, no fights, no cops and the event was clean. This is a direct contribution to Frank Mason Services and what we as promoters look for in security contractors. Would work with him again.

  • 17 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Alecia L.
Verified review

I was a bit nervous to hire a Private Investigator, not knowing what to expect but meeting with Mr. Campbell settled my nerves completely. I discussed my concerns and revealed why I needed his services. Mr Campbell was professional and patient and I quickly realized I was in safe hands. My case was resolved promptly and effectively. I have nothing but positive reviews to give this company and will be using and recommending CIG, LLC for all future cases.

RNS Claims Consultants LLC
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Vidal M.
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Very professional and communicative. I received the information I needed very fast. I will continue to use this company in the future.

Maria E.
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North American Investigations are the best private investigators in New York. They helped me find my brother who I had lost touch with. I am so happy I found them!

CPI Investigations
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff P.
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This is a top-notch NYC investigation firm. Their surveillance team; including the professionally written reports, and close-up photography, is head and shoulders above the others. We have had a close working relationship with CPI for many years, and they always come through for our firm, and our clients. CPI also offers missing persons location services, sweeps for bugs and wire-taps, and even lie detection services (polygraph) for either business or personal investigation matters. If you or your business require investigative or protection services, call Mr. Banks or Mr. Pinto, for a prompt, efficient resolution.

Phoenix Investigations, Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Meagan B.
Verified review

Kenji came highly recommend to me through some close friends. Quite frankly, I was going through some difficult times in my life and found myself requiring his services. Professionalism doesn't even begin to describe his persona and belief system. He has years of experience to back his professionalism. My primary concern was his confidentiality, which he proved to be outstanding with! If you find yourself needing his services, you will not be disappointed. I have personally referred Kenji to several friends of whom also have had wonderful success with. To be blunt, Kenji is a top-notch private investigator with the knowledge, experience, and psychological mindset to achieve results. Hire him. You will not be disappointed.

Guardian Consulting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I am happy dealing with this company. They are professionals and give you their time and are willing to work with your requests.

Allison Q.
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My ex-spouse was slacking off on making child support payments for our 7 year old child, and said that he was disabled and therefore not able to work. After doing some research I came across Darrin's agency and found out of his many years of experience in the private investigation industry. He's appeared on the NY Times, which further establishes his credibility. After a thorough consultation, I hired Darrin to conduct a child custody investigation on my ex. During the 3 days of surveillance, Darrin's team of expert agents were able to uncover my ex at the gym, jogging outdoors, even working! A thorough report was given to me, along with supporting evidence such as still shots. I was able to take this to family court and have child support payments enforced. Thanks Darrin for the great job!

  • 6 years in business
Susan W.
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Mr. Bonnie was very helpful and provided the information I needed in a timely manner. He was available by phone when needed and was polite and professional.

  • 15 years in business
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Reliable, Cost-Effective and Timely.

About

I was a former detective and chief polygraph examiner for the Queens district attorney's office. I am the president of CPI Investigations, a private detective firm with offices in New York & New Jersey. We specialize in lie detection, surveillance, child custody, missing persons, de-bugging background checks, bodyguards, and event security. We handle difficult and unusual cases. At CPI Investigations, we will exceed your expectations!

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I am a certified notary signing agent. I cover Sussex, Warren, Passaic and Morris Counties. I am a TEA agent. I am a private investigator in the Greater New York Area.

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Davis Investigations, Inc. specializes exclusively in video surveillance. Our goal is to save our clients a million dollars on every video surveillance. We obtain high-quality video evidence to expose insurance fraud or cheating spouses. In cheating spouse cases, Davis Investigations provides peace of mind or confirms doubts to those who suspect their wife or husband of cheating with video surveillance. If the doubts are confirmed, Davis provides clients with video evidence as leverage to negotiate their divorce settlements favorably against their cheating spouse. Further, Davis Investigations exposes fraudulent plaintiffs and claimants of medical malpractice and personal injury fraud, providing attorneys and insurance carriers with video evidence used to initiate settlement negotiations, limit unreasonable plaintiff demands and win defense verdicts.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Oct. 2000 a Superior Court Judge said that our video surveillance was the best he ever saw. An Attorney for a major insurance co. said that we provided him with the best videos investigations that he ever saw in his 30 plus years with that company.

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We are a licensed, bonded and insured private investigator in Long Island, New York. Check out our website for full details including prices. Thanks for your support.

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Our private investigators mainly concentrate their efforts in the area of cheating spouses. With offices in Middlesex and Essex counties, we are able to offer our services statewide. Our investigators have law enforcement backgrounds and extensive training in surveillance.

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We offer the following services: * Infidelity * Surveillance * Background checks * Child custody * Process service * Locates * Asset * Civil * Criminal * Witness statements * Judgments * Cohabitation * Address verification * Tenant checks * Employment checks * GPS tracking * Covert * Decoys * Insurance fraud * Personal injury * Medical malpractice * Record searches We are a licensed private investigator in New Jersey and New York, based in Monmouth County, handling the Tri-state area. Call for other services or prices. We offer free consultations.

  • 17 years in business
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Since 2001, we have investigated cases for lawyers, business owners and everyday people who need help getting pictures, video, and locating persons. We are real detectives and all cases are extremely confidential. Call us for a free consultation.

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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