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Columbia South Carolina Private Investigators and Detectives

If you need a private investigator in Columbia, South Carolina to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation please fill out a Private Investigator Free Consultation. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in Columbia, SC and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.

Recent Columbia Inquiries
OriginInvestigation LocationClient TypeCase Type
Maryland Washington, District of Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Counter-Surveillance
Northern Virginia, Virginia Washington, District of Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Cheating Spouse Investigation
Maryland District of Columbia Parental or Caretaker Paternity Investigations and Testing
Chicago, Illinois Vancouver, British Columbia Spousal or Matrimonial Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Columbia, Maryland Fairfax, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Locate Lost People
Abu Dhabi Vancouver, British Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Cheating Spouse Investigation
British Columbia Abbotsford, British Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Cheating Spouse Investigation
Massachusetts Washington, District of Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Cheating Spouse Investigation
Washington District of Columbia Spousal or Matrimonial Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
irmo, South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Cheating Spouse Investigation
Ohio District of Columbia Government (Local/State/Federal) Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Columbia, South Carolina Columbus, Ohio Parental or Caretaker Child Support Enforcement and Collection
British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Document Examination and Assessment
Arizona Washington, District of Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Other Private Investigator Case
Korea, South Abbotsford, British Columbia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Birth Parent Locate Investigation

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Description of Private Investigations in Columbia


Local Columbia, SC Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Columbia and all surrounding metropolitan areas. Submit a free online private investigation consultation form, or call our toll free number to speak to a private investigator at (888) 223-6494.

A private investigator in Columbia must 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 laws.

You can rest assured that any Columbia Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Columbia laws and participates in any required continuing education.

Columbia, SC Private Investigator

The State of South Carolina boasts a population of nearly 4.7 million people, and crime rates are a bit higher than the national averages there. Over 209,000 index crimes were reported in 2011, averaging 44.76 per 1,000 residents, compared to 33.0 nationally.  Of those crimes, 5.72 were violent and 39.04 were property crimes reported annually per 1,000 residents. In Columbia, with a population of 130,000, the crime index rates as safer than 8% of cities in the United States.  Violent crimes account for 6.95 reported offenses per 1,000 residents, and property crimes make up 45.53.  With higher than average crime rates, it is clear that the local law enforcement agencies have their hands full with their daily case load.  If you want to ensure that the necessary time and resources are being dedicated to your case, then it would be in your best interest to enlist the help of a private investigator licensed by ICS.

How to become a Private Investigator in Columbia, SC

  1. Must be a high school graduate.
  2. Submit to a background check and fingerprints to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division licenses
  3. Submit your application with appropriate fees
  4. Obtain a surety bond of $10,000

Columbia, SC Private Investigator Restrictions

In order to conduct private investigations in Columbia, all private investigators must comply with local and federal laws.

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Columbia cannot carry a badge, wear a uniform or say anything that might imply that the private investigator is a police officer or federal agent.
  • Make an Arrest - Private Investigators in Columbia cannot legally make an arrest. If there is evidence that suggests an arrest should be made the investigator should contact law enforcement.
  • Wiretapping - Wiretapping is illegal without a proper warrant. Private Investigators cannot tap a phone.
  • Trespassing - Private Investigators cannot break and enter onto private property.

Columbia Background Investigation

Are you in Columbia, SC and need a background investigation? Are you in Columbia but need a background investigation conducted elsewhere? Sometimes a background investigation is all a client needs, where other circumstances require a background investigation as an initial step to a more in depth investigation. If you need a background investigation call ICS and speak with one of our private investigators. Our investigators will speak with you over a free consultation and help determine the best course of action in helping you with your case.

Columbia Adultery or Infidelity Investigation

Are you in Columbia and believe your spouse is cheating on you? There are many reasons why you may have determined that your spouse may be cheating on you but before making an irrational decision you should know the truth. ICS has experienced infidelity private investigators that can help you come up with an action plan to finding you the truth about your spouse. Don't let feelings of doubt, confusion, anger and suspicion distract you from the facts. Call ICS for a free consultation and start an infidelity investigation today.

Columbia Birth Parent Locate Investigation

When you are adopted you are left with many questions about your biological parents such as who they are, where are they now and why did they give you up? ICS understands that attempting to find a birth parent is a difficult and emotional process but we can take out the leg work for you. ICS has private investigators throughout Columbia, SC and the world and can help create an action plan that will help you find your birth parent. ICS has been helping our clients find their birth parents since 1967.


Local Associations and Important Resources for Columbia


Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

South Carolina

South Carolina does not provide much information on their website, it is difficult to navigate.
Reference Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/PI.aspx?MenuID=PI

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/PI.aspx?MenuID=PI
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division C/o Regulatory Department, P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29221
Phone: (803) 896-7014

Associations:
South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators

Citation Statute:
48-18-20 through 48-18-150

Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/documents/PI/pilaw.doc

Qualifications Requirement:
Private detective applicants must undergo a rigorous background investigation.

Private Investigation license holder qualifications. Need 3 years experience:

As a private investigator with a licensed private investigative agency.

As an investigator of a law firm, government agency, private corporation, nonprofit organization, or in a capacity that SLED determines has provided the requisite investigative experience.

Reciprocity: South Carolina has reciprocity agreements with Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.



Fees: $350.00

Renewal Information: $350.00 annually

Forms:
http://www.sled.sc.gov/PIPrivate.aspx?MenuID=PI




South Carolina State requires Columbia licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

State Licensing Authority: State Private Investigator Association
Website: http://www.scalinv.com/
Email: alpha7@piedmont.net
Phone: (843) 971-0088

Licensed investigators have reciprocity and can conduct investigations in North Carolina.

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Top Case Types for Columbia
 
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Child Support Enforcement and Collection
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Domestic Investigations (All Types)
Loss and Theft Investigations
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Locate Lost People
Other Private Investigator Case
Unsolved Crime Investigations


Case Studies

Adultery Surveillance Case Study
A concerned husband solicited the services of the trained professionals at International...

Affair During Divorce of Wife with Attorney Case Study
A husband was in the middle of an international divorce, and his wife was overseas. The husband’s...

Alimony and Disability Fraud with Surveillance Case Study
When couples divorce, tensions rise when it comes to the allocation of alimony. Imagine this…..A...

Android and iPhone eDiscovery
Cell phone spyware is more common today than ever, but this does not mean you have to be...

Android Phone and Corporate Espionage
In recent months, an increase in cases involving cell phones and tablet devices are being brought...


Papers and Press Releases

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ICS of Missouri Now on Google Plus

ICS of Missouri has recently created a Google Plus account and can now be found in Google Locally via Google Maps, Google Local and Google Pages.

April 03, 2014
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ICS of Illinois has recently created a Google Plus account and can now be found in Google Locally via Google Maps, Google Local and Google Pages.


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