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Ridgewood Investigators

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Radius Investigations
from 15 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Hasan S.
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I will start with a conclusion - the job was done successfully! I have never dealt with private investigators, and i am glad i met a professional with a caliber of a person like Matthew - easy to deal with, comforting, professional, provided real solution and alternatives. My case was related to the divorce and all the investigation was legit and useful. Promt, trustworthy, responsive, and importanly reliable. Thank you for your help!

Mark Investigations
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel A.
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Man this guy cleared all doubts I had on regards of my ex fiancé when he helped me find out she was having an affair with a coworker a year into the proposal. He brought more than enough evidence to the table which allows me to say hands down this guy knows what he’s doing & truly knows meaning on what it takes to be a private investigator. Mr Mark you said to me you’ll find the answers to all my questions when I hired you & let me tell you, you sure are a man of your word!

The MPM Group, Inc.
from 12 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Maisie R.
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They were professional and efficient. I had gone to another investigator before, but the investigator here did a better, faster and cheaper job and got me the answer I'd been looking for. I strongly suggest them.

Remote Risk Management
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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Julie A.
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This PI did a background check for me. It was very quick (within a day) and affordable. I will use her services again.

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alecia L.
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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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Alan L.
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Absolutely the best! Sincerely interested in my problem and did all that the law allowed, but was unable to obtain the information I desired because of strict privacy law. Mr. Kelly charged me nothing for his efforts, something remarkable these days. He said he did nothing for me, therefore no charge. Commendable! Thank you Mark. Should I ever again need an investigator, you are on the top of my list.

CPI Investigations
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.

Foley Security Solutions
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Barbara A.
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This service was done so discreetly and really put my mind at ease. I highly recommend using this service for any type of an investigation you are seeking. He was also very understanding and patient.

Guardian Consulting
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.

Confidential Investigations
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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If it was not for hiring Steve, I would never have been able to get what my attorney needed in order to get me full custody of my 3 kids. His professionalism, and constant communications with me during the investigation made me comfortable the job was being done, but being done the right way. Thanks Steve, my children and I thank you, and would recommend you to anyone we know, or who wants to talk with a client of yours. God bless you for what you can do for people in my position.

McMahon Investigative Group
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Martha M.
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McMahon Investigative Group was able to locate a family member after his first search. Mike, the owner of the company, was very personable and extremely helpful and got back to me within a few minu

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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Good person to work with very informative and keeps in touch

  • 24 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Nivia S.
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I'm so glad with this help.

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!


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.


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.



  • 6 years in business

We are committed to our clients. Tho we are a for profit company our goal is to assist everyone we possible can. Whether is working with a very limited budget or vague details we are committed to obtaining the facts you need.


I do civil and criminal investigations, locate missing persons, accident statements and photos. I am a retired NYCPD sergeant. I am bilingual (English and Spanish). I am also a public notary.


Previous law enforcement experience, armed and unarmed security officers to meet your needs. Private Investigations with fully licensed bonded and insured professionals.

Q & A

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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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Pequannock, NJ

  • Case type
    Adultery / Cheating
  • Details
    trying to start a life with a woman after a year and a half she is moving from peqquanock new jersey to providence rhode island and honestly i dont think she is faithful
  • $600
    Average price
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