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Capitol Heights Investigators

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We do professional investigation in both criminal and civil litigation. Please review the company website for a detailed preview of services, and our licensed investigators have professional backgrounds.


Shinkowsky Investigations is a licensed private investigation firm established in 2002 that offers process service to the central Pennsylvania area.


I am a licensed private detective I also am a retired police officer of thirty four years in addition I have a long background in electronics which enable me to offer services that others cannot I enjoy this type of work now the same way that I did as a police officer being in a position to help out others

  • 20 years in business

We provide services in many areas, to include infidelity, child custody, cohabitation and civil and criminal support. We utilize the latest technology while conducting investigations, including live remote cameras, GPS, night vision, dash camera with speed and GPS, hidden body cameras and HD video cameras. Our investigative team is made up of professional licensed investigators. We are professionally licensed through Lancaster County, PA.


We offer licensed private investigation services throughout the Commonwealth of PA. Check out our Web site for a full list of our services. We have easy-to-use menu options, satisfaction and customer care and state-of-the-art equipment.


We have been legally licensed by the Maryland State Police for over 30 years. We are serving the public and attorneys statewide.

  • 14 years in business

We do surveillance, locates, infidelity, process serving, child custody and support, notary, bailbonds, bug detections, paranormal investigations, and other investigations.


We don't look at our clients as contracts but as family members. We enjoy meeting people and being able to assist them with all personal levels of performance and professionalism.

  • 11 years in business

More than a decade of experience and thousands of cases conducted. Veteran Owned Business I strive to provide the best outcome to your specific needs. Every case is handled with complete confidentiality.

  • 20 years in business

Local Lancaster Co. Investigator. Don't be fooled by advertising PI's who are not local. Retired PA State Trooper with 25 years service, most of which conducting investigations. Additional 18 years experience as a Private Investigator.


I provide private investigation to expedite civil cases, criminal investigations, background checks and family/divorce.

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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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