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Reynoldsburg Private Detectives

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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.


The Charles T. Kelly Agency, a division of Citizens Protective Services, LLC, provides specialized private investigation, private police, security consulting and training services to businesses, law firms, and private individuals. The firm provides services that include background checks, criminal investigations, missing persons, witness locating/interviewing, business loss matters, personal injury investigations, process serving, private police officer services for local businesses and merchants, workplaces violence prevention/intervention and training, corporate security management and specialized protective training services for business entities or individuals. The firm is directed by Charles "Tom" Kelly, an experienced professional with more than 35 years of experience with background in public law enforcement, private police, and private investigative fields.


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.


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


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

  • 16 years in business

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.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

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.

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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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