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Columbus Private Investigators

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  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
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Great service as Private Investigators and Security Guards. We would highly recommend.

  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Rodney a great job on our request and had the information in a very timely manner. We were very pleased with the outcome and I would highly recommend him. Thank you Rodney!

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mike H.
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Highland security is the most professional with the most interesting forms of employees. They are by far the best security company in columbus,ohio. They have always made whatever venue or event secure and safe.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Candace M.
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I own a business and needed a background check for a future employee. I am very pleased with the quick, detailed background check results from Dave Evans from IntelliQuest Consulting and Investigations, LLC. He gave me the results in about four days. He kept me posted on the daily process and progress of the background results. I am very pleased.

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We conduct professional civil, domestic, criminal private investigations within the state of Ohio and surrounding areas.

  • 16 years in business
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We investigate the following: * Domestic - Divorce and Child Custody * Criminal * Civil * Insurance Fraud * Workers Compensation Fraud We work for law firms, insurance agencies, third party administrators, and the everyday person. We have a budget for all. Call for a free consultation.

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I provide private investigator services -- infidelity, fraud investigations, surveillance, theft investigations, undercover chaperon, and criminal background checks.

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I do many different types of investigations, ranging from workers compensation to spousal checks. I have over 7 seven years of experience.

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Contact Alliance Protective Services for all your security or private investigation needs. Alliance Protective Services is a professional security and investigation service provider owned and managed by current law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of service. Call us today to learn what Alliance Protective Services can do for you.

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We are the #1 Legal Support Service Company in Ohio! We offer various legal support services including but not limited to Service of Process, Court Filing, Witness Interviews, Private Investigations, Record Research and Retrieval, Locates, Background Checks, Fingerprinting/Card-Manual & Electronic through WebCheck, Onsite Asset Investigations, Workers Comp Investigations, Domestic/General Investigations. We offer the latest in investigative techniques and equipment. Our staff incorporate 50+ years of experience in various areas of the legal and investigative fields.

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I have extensive experience and I care about outcomes, not just completing your assignment and moving on.

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I'm a student of criminal justice fraud investigation. I do not have my own business. I need to join any other business party. I'm knowledgeable and capable in this field -- training of fraud investigation, and I have my own realizable transportation to go more than 30 miles.

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We are a full-service investigation firm offering most services nationwide. Visit our website or call today.

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We offer experience, integrity and closure. We are servicing the entire state of Ohio. We offer the following: * Surveillance - Child Custody - Child Endangerment - Spousal Support/Alimony - Child Support - Infidelity - Workers Comp - Personal Injury - Employee Theft - Fraud - Unemployment - Non-Compete * Criminal Investigations - Homicide - Theft - Robbery - Arson - Sexual Assault - Fraud - Missing Persons * Background Investigations - Preemployment - Postemployment - Business - Relationship/Dating Backgrounds - Prenuptial - Spouses - Domestic Staff -- Nannies - Housekeepers - Cooks - Assistants - Childcare Providers - Missing Persons * Expert Polygraph - Infidelity - Employee Theft - Criminal - Process Service

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Beacon Investigative Solutions serves the public, corporate, legal and insurance communities with comprehensive investigation services as a private investigation agency. We are a full-service firm that's specializing in asset searches, background investigations, locates, and surveillance services.

  • 8 years in business
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The Lycurgus Group conducts investigations, background investigations and fingerprint screenings for individual, corporate, and institutional clients. The Lycurgus Group also conducts risk assessments and provides security services. Members of the Lycurgus Group include formerly commissioned law enforcement officers who have completed a course of instruction certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and attorneys who have served as prosecutors and in other government positions. Members of the Lycurgus Group previously held security clearances while working for the government. The Lycurgus Group understands the unique challenges associated with providing services in sensitive and high profile situations. The Lycurgus Group offers unmatched expertise and experience, and is committed to providing clients with solutions that reflect the unique circumstances of each matter.

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Ace Investigations is a licensed, full-service investigative agency based in Columbus, Ohio. We provide professional, confidential and cost-effective investigations to individuals, attorneys, businesses and organizations throughout Ohio and the rest of the nation. Our investigations have been featured on 48 Hours, Dateline, Unsolved Mysteries, Forensic Files, and in many newspapers and magazines because of the quality of our work.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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I have been law enforcement sense 1992 and have handle several cases, I I was a hostage negotiator and have my license for private investigation and security, I have a degree in psychology and working on degree in criminal justice.

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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