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Cleveland Private Investigators

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  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamison N.
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He was truly amazing. He went above and beyond and never complained about the difficulty. Truly a blessing. My family is grateful!

Rutledge Investigations
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  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I have spent nearly a decade perfecting our investigative process and polishing our finished work product. When clients hire RI, they receive a result driven investigation, the very best intelligence, and a finished work product that is second to none.


We offer Private Investigative and Security services by experienced profeasionals. All of our investigators are experienced police officers.

  • 11 years in business

I am a licensed private investigator. I do all types of investigations, from locates to skip trace, cheating spouses, background checks, etc. Credit cards are accepted. I am licensed.


Our investigators are experienced police officer and former officers.


Anderson Investigations is offering services like Private Investigators,Crime Investigators, Process Service,Private Detective and Crime Victim Service in Chattanooga, TN.


I help with all types of investigation services. I will provide pictures and detailed description of client activities.


We specialize in domestic, criminal, child custody, background checks, and divorce. We will cover the state of Tennessee.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack

I have 25 plus years of experience in law enforcement with twelve of those as a Detective. I have a law degree from Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law. I also have a B/S in Criminal Justice, An AA/S in Police Science, and a M/S in Management. I have over 400 hours of specialized training in various areas of law enforcement. I am an investigator for a criminal law firm as well as a freelance private investigator.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Offering professional private investigative services and support. Reporting the truth in a timely manner.

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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