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Milwaukee Private Investigator Classes

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Private Investigation Inc.
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa B.
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Very professional and truly wants to help. Willing to go over and beyond for the client.

Third Coast Investigations
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tom J.
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Third Coast Investigations had conducted surveillance for me. Brandon was very friendly and extremely helpful! His communication is absolutely wonderful! I would definitely recommend Brandon and his agency.

from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack


  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

We invest in our officers with expert training, tools, and competitive wages. This in turn improves our retention and the service and attention our officers will give your needs. Besides being prepared to go further to do the job expected of a uniformed officer it will be done better. Many companies will claim to offer similar services but wont be able to deliver, leaving few true competitors in Milwaukee. We wont offer the best price instead we will offer the service you expect and deserve for each dollar spent.

Steve G.
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As a Chicago based PI company we routinely employ Badger State Reporting Service to perform investigations throughout Wisconsin. Their reports and video are always court-ready and on-time. The owner even uses a drone for some of the harder cases we have had. Since 2012 they have been our go-to surveillance company and we use Badger State exclusively. Steve Grankerowski MidCity Investigations


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.


We specialize in armed or unarmed security, along with private investigating. We work throughout the Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Fugitive Investigations provides bail enforcement, public safety, and process services of court documents. Bail enforcement and skip tracing are our business, and we have over 21 years of experience in apprehending fugitives and serving papers. Currently, we have an excellent case completion record! We take pride in serving our clients and our community with the best customer service.


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


We are professional, discreet and detail oriented.

  • 6 years in business

Elite officers available for security, investigation, process serving. We are intelligent & dedicated.


I'm not here to earn a living, I do this to help those with limited resources. We can always discuss the fee.

  • 29 years in business

I do general investigations of all types, background, locate, surveillance, assets, fidelity, thefts, injury, internal thefts of business and accounting. I have 30 years of experience.


We do process service, investigations, surveillance, child custody, family, civil investigations, criminal investigations, and background checks. We are serving all of Southeastern Wisconsin.

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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