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Milwaukee Private Detectives

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Private Investigation Inc.
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Angela D.
Verified review

I was very pleased with the out come that Karen provided for me if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have gotten the document that needed sign from my husband. I'm so thankful that she was able too locate him..... Keep up the good work Karen!!!!

Advanced Private Police LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tim D.
Verified review

They arrived on time and went above needed services. Would use again.

Advanced Private Police
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Todd L.
Verified review

Would hire again. Great job!!!

C3 Detective Agency, LLC

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    About

    We are a fully functioning, licensed and insured detective agency in the State of Wisconsin. We have a network of contacts from coast to coast and can assist in most areas.

    About

    We are a private security and investigation company that provides specialized security and investigation services to governments, commercial organizations, dignitaries, executives, and private individuals.

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    I'm not here to earn a living, I do this to help those with limited resources. We can always discuss the fee. Helping those that have been taken advantage of in the past. Helping them get the answers that they are looking for.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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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