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Newport News Private Investigator Classes

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Stryker Foundation LLC
4.7
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We received a response that same day. The investigator was courteous and professional. Would definitely recommend and hire again.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lesley A.
Verified review

Jeff is one of the best people I have come across in my life. He was professional, courteous & flexible. He went well beyond what was expected of him and handled every aspect of my case with sensitivity to the situation. 100% recommend him to anyone need private investigator services. Extremely affordable and worth every penny!

  • 25 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Beverly A.
Verified review

This was my first experience having to work with an private investigator, but I can say I Chris made me feel comfortable with the process and he has gotten me results. I look forward to working with him in the future .

  • 13 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Donald S.
Verified review

I recently took the 02E Private Investigator class. Mark is a great instructor. He is very knowledgeable and knows how to make learning fun. The class with an eye opener and field practicals were great experiences. I couldn't wait to get my registration card after completing the class. I strongly recommend Mark and his knowledgeable and experienced team. I can't wait to sign up for my next class.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Heather H.
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Top notch, very professional and easy to work with! Made my job and life easier, which is the highest compliment I can give! Already hired for another job.

Jeff F.
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I would not hesitate to recommend Jason at Insight Intergated Investigations. He will handle your case with a level of professionalism that is second to none. I believe what makes him so proficient as a private investigator is his years of experience as a police officer. When you need facts that will hold up in the court of law with honesty and integrity, you need to call Jason at Insight.

Damion E.
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Great and very professional! HIGHLY Recommend if your in need of any Private investigation services.

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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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