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Tacoma Private Detectives

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Thyme Well Spent Catering
4.6
from 75 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Karl E.
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Our company christmas party was held on a private yacht cruising Puget Sound and Chantel prepared a wonderful meal for our party of 24. Everyone was happy with the food and personal service she provided. Her homemade cheesecake was fab.

Cocidius Solutions
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Christine H.
Verified review

I am impressed with Eric and Mikey. This is my first experience with private investigators, but so far they have met all my expectations. I would recommend them in a heartbeat as they are professionals and care about people.

FR Investigations, PLLC
1.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

Work with one of the best process server in the northwest. We specialize in hard serves. Our agency has the resources to get the job done. We are private investigators, and can also locate most individuals and companies. As private investigators we specialize in Domestic, Custodial and Surveillance. Our surveillance team provides answers to the most complex urban, suburban and rural situation. Experienced surveillance personnel with hundreds of successful case files.

  • 4 years in business
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I stand out mainly on price and acknowledging the human aspect of investigation.

About

It's simple. We focus our efforts on the end result. Customer satisfaction, problem resolution and piece of mind. We specialize in the following areas: - Spousal / marital Infidelity. - Perform undercover operations such as evaluating the performance and honesty of employees by posing as customers or employees. - Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons, or information about individuals' character or financial status. - Write reports and case summaries to document investigations. - Alert appropriate personnel to suspects' locations. - Background, Surveillance Professional Investigation Services. - Detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment, or seek, examine, and compile information for client.

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Our professional private investigative firm services include the following: legal, fraud, covert, insurance, runaways, etc.

  • 15 years in business
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We specialize in infidelity and fraud investigations (insurance, workman comp, internal theft). Cat and mouse, wolf and rabbit, hunter and deer (sorry no bullets allowed) we are aggressive surveillance experts, if it is happening, there is an extremely high probability we are going to catch it With over eight years of experience and literally hundreds of investigations completed to the complete satisfaction of our clients.

About

We are a full-service private detective agency. We service Washington State and the Seattle area. We are specializing in discreet surveillance, and we are offering computer forensics and security services.

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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