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ICS of California is an independently owned and operated licensee of ICS World, L.L.C., providing private investigations in Los Angeles and the entire state of California. If you need a private investigator 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 Los Angeles and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case. CA License #25998


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Private Investigator in Los Angeles

ICS provides a full range of private investigation services for the City of Los Angeles 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 (800) 828-9198.

A California private investigator must apply to the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Los Angeles private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator.

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

Local Los Angeles Private Investigator

California is one of the largest states in the U.S., both by land mass and population, with an official count of 37.7 million residents. Last year, 1.13 million index crimes were reported, which includes both violent crimes and property crimes. That calculates to 29.95 crimes reported annually per 1,000 residents, compared to the national median of 33.0. Of those reported, 4.11 were violent while 25.84 were property crimes. This compares to national medians of 3.9 violent and 29.1 property crimes annually. The City of Los Angeles accounts for 3.82 million of the residents of California, but the city itself is actually rated safer than 29% of United States cities. Violent crimes are slightly higher than the statewide median, with 5.32 reported annually per 1,000 residents, but property crimes are less frequent, with only 23.15 per 1,000 residents. However, even though crime rates are not extremely high, the number of crimes committed is, and this elevates the need for additional law enforcement and investigation. By hiring private investigators licensed by ICS, you are ensuring that your case is investigated to its fullest by a dedicated and highly skilled professional.

How to become a Private Investigator in Los Angeles

  1. Be 18 years of age or older
  2. Undergo criminal background check through the California Department of Justice and the FBI
  3. Required Experience:
    • Have three years (2,000 hours each year, totaling 6,000 hours) of compensated experience in investigative work, OR
    • A law or police science degree plus two years (4,000 hours) of experience, OR
    • An AA degree in police science, criminal law, or justice and 2 ½ years (5,000 hours) experience
  4. Pass a two-hour multiple choice exam

Los Angeles Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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.

Los Angeles Hidden Asset Investigation

Do you have a business partner or spouse that you believe is hiding assets from you in Los Angeles? Are you located in Los Angeles and believe that this person is hiding assets from you somewhere else? International Counterintelligence Services has the ability and resources available to conduct a thorough Los Angeles Hidden Asset investigation on your behalf that will uncover any assets that the subject may be hiding from you. ICS has been helping people just like you conduct hidden asset investigations since 1967. Learn more about how we can help you with your investigation by contacting us and speaking with a licensed private investigator. We will take the time to discuss your investigation over a free consultation to determine the best course of action in finding the information your looking for.

Los Angeles Missing Person Investigation

Are you looking for a person gone missing in Los Angeles? If you need help with a missing person investigation in Los Angeles, ICS can help. Missing person investigations are never easy and with as many people that go missing every day, the police are often overwhelmed with these types of cases. Due to lack of resources, time and leads, many of these missing person investigations simply go cold. If your looking for a missing person in Los Angeles and don't believe the police are doing enough about it to find them, then contact the private investigators with ICS. Our team of skilled investigators will take the time and commitment needed to conduct a properly investigated missing person investigation. Learn more about Los Angeles Missing person investigations by contacting us today and speaking with a licensed private investigator.

Los Angeles Background Investigation

Do you live in Los Angeles and need a background investigation done on someone? Los Angeles is a big place and often times you could be faced with people you aren't sure whether or not they should be trusted. If your considering getting a background investigation conducted on someone in Los Angeles, or somewhere else, then contact the professional private investigators with ICS. Sometimes a background investigation is the only thing you need on a subject and can yield enough information to gather everything you need to know about the person. However, in more complex or in depth investigations, a background investigation may only be a starting point to continue to build from with the more thorough investigation. Regardless of your needs, the private investigators with ICS can help. International Counterintelligence Services has been conducting private investigation services throughout the world since 1967. Learn more about what you can obtain with a background investigation by calling and speaking with a licensed private investigator over a free consultation.


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Local Associations and Important Resources for Los Angeles

Official Website of the City of Los Angeles

Website: http://www.ci.la.ca.us/

Los Angeles Police Department

Website: http://www.lapdonline.org/

California Association of Licensed Investigators

Website: http://www.cali-pi.org/

Professional Investigators of California

Website: http://www.pica-association.org/

The State of California Official Website

Website: http://www.ca.gov/

California Department of Consumer Affiars

Website: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/

California Legislative Information

Website: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/

California Code of Regulations

Website: http://ccr.oal.ca.gov/

About Los Angeles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles,_California

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

California Private Investigator License

Training and education are big factors in becoming a PI in California. You must also be fingerprinted, fill out an application, and take an examination.
Reference Website: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/industries_regulated/pi.shtml

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/
Email: bsis@dca.ca.gov
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, 2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 270, Sacramento, California, United States, 95834
Phone: (916) 322-4000
Fax: (916) 575-7290

Associations:
California Association of Licensed Investigators
Professional Investigators of California

Citation Statute:
California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 7. Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

California Business and Professions Code
Chapter 11.3 Private Investigator Act

Website: http://www.ca.gov/About/Government/State/LawsAndRegs.html

Qualifications Requirement:
From The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services' website:

"Be 18 or older.

Undergo a criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Have at least three years (2,000 hours each year, totaling 6,000 hours) of compensated experience in investigative work; or

have a law degree or completed a four year course in police science plus two years (4,000 hours) of experience; or

have an associate's degree in police science, criminal law, or justice and 2 ½ years (5,000 hours) of experience.

Pass a two-hour multiple-choice examination covering laws and regulations, terminology, civil and criminal liability, evidence handling, undercover investigations and surveillance."

Reciprocity: The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, has entered into limited reciprocity agreements with Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Oregon.

Official reciprocity with Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Testing: A two-hour multiple-choice examination covering laws and regulations, terminology, civil and criminal liability, evidence handling, undercover investigations and surveillance is required for a California Private Investigator License.

Fees: $50.00 Application Fee
$175 Licensing Fee

Renewal Information: $125 Renewal Fee every two years
$15 Reexamination Fee

Forms:
http://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/licensingapp.pdf





Private Investigation Cases covered in Los_Angeles:
Abondoned Property Investigation Juror Vetting (Jury Selection)
Accident Reconstruction Kidnapping and Ransom Situation
Activity Checks Labor Dispute Monitoring
Adopted Child Locate Investigation Land Ownership and Title Investigation
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital) Litigation & Legal Support (Active Case)
AOE or COE Insurance Investigation Locate Lost People
Arson or Fire Loss Investigation Loss and Theft Investigations
Background Checks (Online Dating) Lost Family Member
Background Investigation Malpractice Investigation
Background Investigation (Pre-Marital or Pre-nuptial) Maritime or Boating Investigations
Bankruptcy Due Diligence Medical and Dental Malpractice
Beneficiary Investigations Mergers and Acquisitions Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation Mind Control or Brainwashing Investigations
Blacklisting and Blackballing Investigations Missing Persons
Bomb Threats and Detection Missing Pet Investigations
Bug Sweeps Mobile Phone and PDA Seizures
Cargo and Transportation Investigation Money Laundering Investigations
Cargo Theft Investigation Mortgage Fraud Investigations
CDL Verification Mystery and Secret Shopper
Cellphone Spyware Detection Narcotics Detection
Cellphone Tapping Detection Online Auction Fraud
Cellular Forensics Online Defamation Investigation
Cheating Decoy Investigations Online Gaming and MMO Investigations
Cheating Husband Investigation Online Social Networking Investigation
Cheating Spouse Investigation Organized Crime Control or RICO
Cheating Wife Investigation Origin and Cause Investigation
Child Abuse or Molestation Other Private Investigator Case
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations Overdue Cargo Investigation
Child Exploitation and Obscenity (Pornography) Paternity Investigations and Testing
Child Support Enforcement and Collection Personal Injury
Child Support Modification Personal Protection
Cohabitation Investigation Polygraph and Lie Detection (General)
Cold Case Investigations Polygraph and Lie Detection for Domestic Purposes
Commercial GPS Tracking Polygraph and Lie Detection for Employee Purposes
Competitive Business Intelligence Polygraph and Lie Detection for Pre Employment Screening
Computer Eavesdropping Detection Pre-Employment Screening
Computer Forensics Investigation Probate Investigation
Computer Hacking Detection Process Service (Worldwide)
Computer Spyware Detection Professional Malpractice Investigations
Corporate Slander Investigation Public Interest Investigations
Counterfeiting Crime Real Estate Fraud Investigations
Counter-Surveillance Religion or Faith Based Investigation
Covert Surveillance (Tailing) Runaway and Missing Children
Criminal Background Checks and Search Sabotage Investigations
Criminal Defense Investigations Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Securities Investigations
Criminal Investigation (All Types) Sects Occult or Cults Investigations
Cyber Sabotage Investigations Security Consulting (CPP & PPS Certified)
Debugging Sexual Harassment Claims
D'enquête pour les Clients qui Parlent Français Sick Day Fraud
Dependency Investigations Signal Piracy Investigation
Digital Forensics Slander and Defamation of Character Investigations
Discrimination Claims Investigations Social Media Investigation
Diversion or Conversion Investigations Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Modification
Divorce Investigation Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Document Examination and Assessment Sting Operations
Domestic Investigations (All Types) Stock Options Fraud
Domestic Violence Stolen or Lost Cat Investigations
Drowning and Boating Accident Investigations Stolen or Lost Dog Investigations
Drug Testing Stolen or Lost Pet Investigations
Due Diligence Investigation (General) Stolen Property Investigations
Eavesdropping Detection (Bugs and Taps) Strike and Labor Unrest
eDiscovery Sub-Rosa Surveillance
Elder Abuse Investigations Substance Abuse Investigation
Electronic Discovery Services Surface or Forensic Drug Detection
Email Tracking and SMS Tracing Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Embezzlement Investigation Surveillance Detection (Countermeasures)
Employee Malingering Investigation Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Employee Theft Investigation Telephone Tapping Detection
Employment Misconduct Investigation Tenant Screening
Espionage Investigations Traffic and Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
Expert Witness Testimony Undercover and Covert Investigations
Extortion or Exaction Investigations Unfair Competition Investigations
Financial Fraud Investigations Unfaithful or Cheating Partner (Non-Marital)
Fugitive Apprehension Unlawful Conduct Investigations
Gay Spouse Investigation Unsolved Crime Investigations
GPS Tracking Detection Vendor Screening Investigations
Hidden Assets Investigation Veterinary Malpractice Investigations
Hidden Assets Search (Lost or Forgotten) Water Related Death Investigation
Homicide and Murder Investigation White Collar Crime
Human Trafficking Wire and Electronic Communications Crime
Identity Theft Witness Locates and Interviewing
Inheritance Investigation Witness Statements
Insurance Fraud Investigations (Active Case) Workers' Compensation Fraud (AOE/COE)
Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringement Workplace (ADA, EEOC, or FMLA Sensitive)
International Marriage Investigation Workplace Conditions Investigations
International Rendition Workplace Investigation Interview
Internet Cyber Bullying Workplace Violence Investigation
Internet Defamation and Slander Investigations Wrongful Death Investigations
Investigación para Clientes que Hablan Español Wrongful Imprisonment



Clients Serviced in Los_Angeles:
Attorneys & Legal Services Insurance Industry and Adjusters
Business (100+ Employees) Law Enforcement Specific
Business (Small Business) Medical Services or Hospice
Education Services Industry Non-Government Organization
Financial Services Industry Parental or Caretaker
Government (Local/State/Federal) Real Estate Professionals
Hotel, Bar or Restaurant Specific Security & Private Investigator
Human Resource Professionals Spousal or Matrimonial
Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Transportation (Trucking and Cargo)

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