Local Oregon Private Investigator
Private Investigators in Oregon 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.
Private Investigators in Oregon
In Oregon, all private investigators are required to be licensed through the Department of Public Safety. In order to obtain their license, private investigators must pass Oregon’s rigorous licensing requirements, including an in-depth background check. Although most private investigators come from law enforcement or military backgrounds, it isn’t a requirement. Many private investigation firms value alternate experience, such as a degree in Criminal Justice or previous experience in security, just as highly. However, Oregon does require private investigators have at least one year of experience in active investigatory work before they can become licensed. It is possible to use related course work in place of 6 months of active experience, as determined by the Oregon Board of Directors.
In the state of Oregon, like most other states, it is illegal to act as a private investigator without an Oregon Private Investigator License from the Department of Public Safety. ICS strictly adheres to all federal, state, and local laws, so rest assured that any ICS private investigator assigned to your case will be an authorized subcontractor who is fully licensed, insured, and up to date with all continuing education requirements. At ICS, our Oregon private investigators meet or exceed all industry standards, providing you with effective and discreet investigative services.
Adultery, Infidelity or Cheating Spouse Investigations
Being the victim of infidelity is never easy, but if you suspect your partner is cheating, you deserve to know the truth. ICS can obtain the proof you need to move forward with your case and protect yourself and your interests from an unfaithful lover. Some common suspicious behaviors amongst cheaters are excessive or secretive computer use, hiding of cell phone and personal finances, working uncharacteristically late or going on business trips at the last minute, lack of, or a sudden increase in sexual appetite, being diagnosed with an STD (even STDs with long incubation periods should be considered suspicious), abnormal activity on the home phone like hang ups when you answer or hang-ups after a specific number of rings, or claiming that a wedding ring has been lost or stolen. If your partner is engaging in these or other suspect activities, contact ICS to begin an investigation today.
Oregon defines adultery as “sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than their spouse.” Historically, adultery was illegal in Oregon under the “alienation of affection” law, but legislation has been passed that abolishes this form of litigation. Today, there are an average of 12,500 divorces granted in Oregon each year, but it is difficult to know how many of these divorces were the result of adultery, and no matter the reason for the divorce, all property will be divided equitably. Nationally, 53% of marriages end in divorce, 57% of men and 54% of women admit to cheating in past or current relationships, and the average affair lasts for 2 years. While an affair isn’t relevant in an Oregon divorce court, proof of an affair can be a powerful leveraging tool in a child custody case after a divorce.
Even if you aren’t married, a private investigator can reveal invaluable information about the affair, such as the number of additional partners being seen and the amount of money being spent on the affair(s). An investigation with ICS will answer all these questions and more, helping to empower you in this difficult time.
Child Custody, Visitation and Support Investigations
In child custody cases, the primary concern for all parties involved is to protect the welfare of the child. In the state of Oregon, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for making this decision. When a judge and the DHS determine who will receive custody of a child in Oregon they take several factors into account, including a parent’s ability to provide a loving, clean, safe, and stable environment for the child. Once child custody is granted, based on these factors and others, both parents must adhere to the parenting plan approved by the court. Every year 50% of parents entitled to child support money never receive the full amount owed to them, with 25% getting no money at all, even though a court has required the other parent to pay. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for the DHS to accurately assess a child’s living situation due to limited state and federal funding, and it is impossible for them to follow through on every case.
If you feel your child’s best interests are not being met by your current custody arrangements, or if child support payments aren’t being made, ICS can help provide the proof you need to take your case in front of a judge. In the course of the child custody investigation, ICS might need to speak to friends, family, childcare workers, co-workers and the DHS to get the clearest picture of your child’s welfare. At ICS, we will focus solely on your case, and have access to be the best tools and resources available to provide a thorough, discreet and professional investigation. We can solve your case using surveillance, skip tracing, hidden asset checks, public record searches, undercover investigations, and much more.
Missing Person and Locate Person Investigations
Traditionally, missing persons cases are handled by local law enforcement and the FBI, in collaboration with the AMBER Alert system. When a child goes missing in Oregon, the police, the Department of Public Safety, and FBI are often assisted by the Oregon State Police Missing Children Clearinghouse, which collects and distributes information about the abducted child to all relevant agencies. Oregon police advise you to report a missing person immediately; waiting 24 hours could be detrimental to their investigation. But these institutions can't always help, and often are bound by laws and regulations that may prevent them from even recognizing an individual as a Missing Person. Unfortunately, this is especially true in cases involving missing adults. Many lost person cases simply fall outside the scope of criminal investigations, for instance, if you’re searching for a friend or family member with whom you have lost contact. ICS can help you find someone whether a crime has been committed or not, even if the police have already attempted to solve the case. In 2009 the city of Eugene, Oregon had 29 kidnapping cases opened, and currently 28% of those cases remain unsolved, although these statistics vary from county to county. If you have an unsolved missing person case, or need to locate a lost person in Oregon ICS can help. If you want to reconnect with a loved one, find your birth parents or locate a debtor/defrauder, contact ICS to begin your investigation today.
Oregon Background Checks
If you need a background check performed on an individual living in Oregon, or if you live in Oregon and need a background check performed out of state, ICS can help. Background checks are one the most common and well known tools an Oregon private investigator can provide. Often, a background check is the only information a client needs. In cases where a more in-depth investigation is called for, the background check is a great starting point, providing the investigator and client with valuable leads to pursue. If you need an Oregon background check, or if you have a case involving one, ICS is ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need in a delicate and professional manner. ICS has been helping people in Oregon just like you get results since 1967.
Computer and Cellular Forensics
In an increasingly technological world, it has become more important-and more difficult-to keep your personal information safe. Part of keeping your information safe involves knowing who has been accessing your personal electronic devices, and determining if information has been viewed or copied. ICS can retrieve and analyze data from electronic storage devices, like desktop and laptop computers, network servers, external storage drives, flash drives, digital cameras, smart phones such as the iPhone or Android phones, and more. All data retrieval methods used by ICS are complaint with all federal and Oregon state laws, so any data recovered will be available to use as evidence. In addition to recovering emails, instant messages, and text messages, ICS also offers virus and spyware detection and removal, pornography detection, email tracing, computer and network intrusion detection and prevention, Internet history evaluation, and hidden files detection. Contact ICS today to ensure that your data and digital devices are safe. ICS can help protect you from the increasing threat of identity theft.
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures are steps taken to detect and prevent unwanted surveillance. Technical surveillance often takes the form of eavesdropping by bugging a house, tapping a phone line, or installing hidden cameras, with the intention of committing corporate espionage, privacy invasion, extortion, identity theft, information theft, or stalking. Being the victim of technical surveillance can endanger your personal safety, and leaves you vulnerable to potential financial damages. To ensure that you haven’t fallen prey to technical surveillance, ICS will perform a technical surveillance countermeasures sweep, which consists of sweeping for bugs, performing a physical and electronic inspection of the area to check for infrared, laser, audio recording, hidden cameras, wireless microphones, radio transmitters, phone taps, GPS tracking, and cell phone interceptors. A technical surveillance countermeasures sweep is not an investigation in itself, but rather is a service offered by ICS; if evidence of illegal surveillance is found, ICS will collaborate with an Oregon private investigator to report findings and take appropriate action.