Local Maryland Private Investigator
Private Investigators in Maryland are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.
Maryland Private Investigator
A private investigator in Maryland must apply to the Maryland State Police and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check.
Adultery, Infidelity or Cheating Spouse Investigations
If your spouse or significant other is cheating, you deserve to know the truth. As difficult as it may be to come to terms with the fact that your loved one is having an affair, you are going to need to get all the facts and protect your interests and well being. Coping with infidelity is not easy, but living with it is worse. A Maryland private investigator sub-contractor with ICS can help you determine whether or not your loved one is being unfaithful with an Adultery, Infidelity or Cheating Spouse Investigation. Some common signs of cheating are: excessive or discreet use of the computer, spending more time at work, hiding their phone, credit card, or bank accounts histories, excessive arguing of facts related to time, blaming, defensive behavior, negative projections behavior - accusing you of an affair, lack of sexual interest or abnormal renewed sexual interest, abnormal call activity at the home or cell phones - hang ups and long tones, removal of pictures or photos from wallet, lost wedding ring, etc. If your spouse or loved one is exhibiting some or all of the common signs of cheating, you should contact ICS today to begin a case and discover the truth. These sub-contractors will conduct a thorough investigation of the suspected cheater and provide you with our findings so that you can make the most informed decision for your future.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support Investigations
The most important factor in determining the custody of a child is the child's welfare. The best interest of the child is evaluated by a court based on a set of guidelines to ensure the child has a safe, healthy, loving and stable environment. Once custody has been determined, visitation arrangements are made for the parent without custody. Although it is important, normally, that each parent or known guardian remain a strong part of a child’s life, it is equally important that your child not be in an unhealthy environment. If you believe that the best interests of your child are not being met with the current child custody or visitation arrangements, ICS sub-contractors can help you in your efforts to prove your case, documenting the evidence to support your claim, with a Maryland Child Custody Investigation. During the course of a child custody or child visitation investigation, these sub-contractors may interview friends, neighbors, relatives, school employees, doctors and day care workers.
State and local Child Support Enforcement Agencies in most jurisdictions are mandated under law to enforce court orders and collect child support. Typically, these agencies are understaffed and limited in their ability to find deadbeat parents and hold them accountable. In addition, the government’s investigative techniques are both predictable and superficial, and deadbeat parents quickly learn how to live beneath the radar and avoid being located. Fortunately, private investigators are better equipped to quickly locate, and build a case against a deadbeat parent. Our sub-contractors will use methods such as surveillance, hidden asset checks, public records searches, skip-tracing, undercover operations and others services in a Maryland Child Support Investigation.
Missing Person and Locate Investigations
Traditionally, it is seen as law enforcement's job to locate missing persons, especially in the case of a kidnapping. However, police and other law enforcement officers are restricted by regulations and resources, and in some cases will not even consider someone as a missing person, even though you may. In addition, police will only take on a case to locate a person if a crime has been committed. If you are searching for a lost loved one, and old friend from school, a debtor that owes you money, or other lost person, you will need to turn to a private investigator rather than the police to begin an investigation. ICS can assist you with a Missing Person or Locate Lost Person Investigation to discover the whereabouts of someone who is not easy to find. ICS can also perform a Birth Parent Locate Investigation in Maryland on your behalf. If you need to locate a lost or missing person, and need results that you can't obtain elsewhere, contact ICS to begin your case.
Background Check and Pre-Employment Screening
Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the State of Maryland? Are you in Maryland and need a background check performed elsewhere? ICS can provide this service and many others. Background checks are one of the most well known and useful investigation tools a private investigator can provide. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is merely the first step into a more in-depth investigation, providing clues and leads for the investigator and client to pursue. Background checks are also an important part of the Pre-Employment Screening Services offered by ICS. If you need Pre-Employment Screening services, a background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Maryland just like you get results since 1967.
Computer and Cellular Forensics
ICS private investigators are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics investigations in Maryland to scientifically analyze the data held on, or retrieved from computer storage media in such a way that the information can be used as evidence in a Maryland court of law. Our Maryland computer forensics investigators securely collect the suspect data and exam its contents based on the purpose of the investigation. Computer forensics investigators at ICS provide services such as: data recovery of emails, instant messages, and all types of files, virus and spyware detection and removal, email tracing, pornography detection, computer and network intrusion detection and prevention, internet history evaluation, hidden files detection, and more. Our forensic technicians are knowledgeable and available to provide these services for desktop computers, laptops, network servers, digital cameras, media cards, smart phones including the iPhone, and most other forms of media and data storage. If you need a computer forensics investigator, click now to begin a Computer Forensics Private Investigation.
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) eavesdropping detection and bug sweeps are designed to detect any means of eavesdropping or electronic bugs in use at your home, office or vehicle. The TSCM professionals with ICS are highly qualified, certified and accredited. Whether your case involves suspicion of corporate espionage, stalking, intrusion into your private affairs, extortion, identity theft, or any other malicious attempt to harm you through information theft, the TSCM professionals at ICS are ready to assist you with an in-depth, comprehensive survey. A technical surveillance countermeasures sweep with ICS involves both physical and electronic inspection of the area of concern to determine if any means of eavesdropping or information theft are in use, like infrared, laser, audio recording, video recording, phone taps, GPS tracking, hidden cameras, wireless microphones, radio transmitters, cell phone interceptors, and more. If you suspect that one of these devices, or any other means of eavesdropping or information theft, have been used against you, contact ICS today to begin a TSCM eavesdropping detection and bug sweep. A technical surveillance countermeasures eavesdropping detection and bug sweep is a service offered by ICS and is not itself an investigation; ICS will work with a Maryland private investigator to report findings and take action in the event of a discovery of illegal surveillance activities.
Maryland has two types of licenses:
A Private Investigator not incorporated license and an Agency Incorporated license. Liability insurance is required if the agency employs five or more people.
Reference Website: http://www.mdsp.org/downloads/licensing_application.pdfContact Information:
Maryland State Police Licensing Division, 1111 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland, United States, 21208
Phone: (410) 653-4500 ext. 3Associations:Maryland Investigators and Security AssociationProfessional Investigators Alliance of MarylandCitation Statute:
Website: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/idq_files/search.idqQualifications Requirement:
If you employ Five (5) or more people, (not including corporate officers), a copy of the General
Liability Insurance Policy of $1,000,000 (one million dollars) is required to be attached to this application.
Completed application having pages 7 and 13 notarized.
Two (2) 1½” x 1½” head and shoulder passport type photographs with a white background. Computer generated photographs are acceptable.
A copy of the Articles of Incorporation and minutes of last meeting appointing officers of the corporation.
A copy of the receipt from the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation certifying that the corporation has registered as a foreign corporation to do business in Maryland.
One (1) set of fingerprint cards for the licensee using one orange and white CJIS-011 fingerprint card and one blue and white FBI Applicant fingerprint card bearing ORI-MDMSP6000. Additional fingerprint cards will be supplied to foreign corporate officers.
Foreign firms or corporations must submit a Consent to Service form and the Board Resolution naming the proper officer to execute it.Reciprocity:
The state of Maryland does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.Fees:
New Agency Private Investigator not incorporated
New Agency Private Investigator incorporated
One must request a renewal Packet by calling (410) 653-4500 ext. 3 to speak with the Private Investigator licensing division.Forms: http://www.mdsp.org/downloads/licensing_application.pdf