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ICS of California is an independently owned and operated licensee of ICS World, L.L.C., providing private investigations in San Diego 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 San Diego and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case. CA License #25998


San Diego Private Investigator

ICS of California is an independently owned and operated licensee of ICS based out of Anaheim, providing private investigators in San Diego, Riverside, Mission Beach and the entire state of California. If you need a private investigator to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation anywhere in the San Diego area, please fill out a Private Investigator Free Consultation form online. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable private investigations in San Diego, and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case. CA License #25998.ICS of California provides a full range of investigations for San Diego, Mission Beach, Riverside, Carlsbad, and San Marco, and has private investigators in every major metropolitan region across California. When you need a private investigation, ICS of California has licensed private investigators ready to conduct investigations in fraud, adultery, cheating partner, missing persons, child custody, extramarital affairs or infidelity, asset searches, surveillance, background checks or any of our other services, ICS of California can find the answers you deserve.

San Diego Computer Forensics Private Investigator

San Diego Private Investigators

ICS has trained private investigators and computer forensics technicians skilled in conducting computer forensics investigations throughout San Diego. Evidence and data collect or retrieved by ICS from any electronic device is admissible in a California Court. Our San Diego computer forensics investigators securely collect data from various types of electronic devices, even when the device is broken or damaged, then examine its contents based on the scope of the investigation. Computer forensics investigators at ICS of California 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 California private investigator to report findings and take action in the event of a discovery of illegal surveillance activities.

San Diego Background Check

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the City of San Diego? Are you in San Diego and need a background check performed elsewhere? ICS of California can provide this service and many others. Background checks are one of the most common 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 private investigator and client to pursue. If you need a San Diego background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS of California are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in San Diego just like you get results since 1967.

Private Investigation in San Diego

A private investigator in San Diego must apply to the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many San Diego private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator. Often times a degree in Criminal Justice or other security and investigation work can be just as important to prospective employers.In the State of California, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a California Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any San Diego private investigator assigned to your case with ICS of California is a fully licensed and insured private investigator in accordance with California State laws and participates in the required continuing education.


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Case Studies

  • Overseas Lost Person

    Private Investigator finds a lost person in an overseas country 01/24/2019

  • Locate Lost Person

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to locate a Subject that had been in a 3-year relationship with the Client. 01/17/2019

  • Child Custody Exchange

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to have an Investigator on site to witness the exchange of a child from father to mother. Due to the legality of the exchange, a verified witness was required by the Client to document a proper exchange to negate... 01/08/2019

  • Case Study: Infidelity investigation in a Resort City Like Dubai

    ICS was contacted by a Client in an attempt to verify if her spouse was engaging in acts of Infidelity while on a stay in a city much like Dubai. Investigators were dispatched. We had boot on the ground in the resort and reserved their stay. In... 10/01/2018

  • Case Study: Due Diligence investigation helps business move forward with new investors.

    The private investigator for ICS helped our client make informed decisions about their potential investigators. With this case study the efforts made by ICS thwarted the clients suspicion and made for better business dealing. 09/20/2018


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Local Associations and Important Resources for San Diego

Official Website of the City of San Diego

Website: https://www.sandiego.gov/

San Diego Police Department

Website: https://www.sandiego.gov/police/

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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: https://www.bsis.ca.gov/

Contact Information:
Website: https://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

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, 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:
https://www.bsis.ca.gov/forms_pubs/pi_fact.shtml





San Diego Private Investigator Listing

4574 E. Sierra Madre, Suite A
Fresno, California 93726
Phone : 559-840-2959
Email : anelson77@gmail.com
Office Contact: Anthony Nelson

Allen Horner Investigations

National Intelligence Group 3355 N. White Ave. #8257
, California 97374
Phone : 909-964-4551
Email : mypinow@aol.com
Office Contact: Allen Horner

Gomez Investigations Unit

14311 Newport Ave., #G280
Tustin, California 92780
Phone : 714-656-8569
Email : nestor@gomezinvestigationsunit.com
Office Contact: Nestor Gomez

Guardian Private Investigations

14 Monarch Bay Plaza, Suite 281, Monarch Beach, CA
San Diego, California 92629
Phone : 949-683-4334
Email : amelia@guardianpi.com
Office Contact: Amelia Clemens

Gumshoe Detective Agency

1230 High Street, Suite 219
Auburn, California 95603
Phone : (O)530.889.1945 (O)888.666.9144 (C)530.320.0083
Email : mail@gumshoedetectives.com
Office Contact: Don Treco

Investigative Consultants International

California
Olympia, California 
Phone : 925-989-3324
Email : brandon@pri-eye.com
Office Contact: Brandon August

Nolan Enterprises

3707 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, California 93306
Phone : 951-415-8237
Email : tnolanenterprises@gmail.com
Office Contact: Tracey Nolan

Social SPI Investigations

3534 East Holt Ave.
West Covina, California 91791
Phone : 626-922-5283
Email : socalspiinvestigation@gmail
Office Contact: David Gomez

We Serve U Investigations

9208 Meadow Grove Dr. Elk Grove, CA. 95624
Hayward, California 
Phone : (916)714-9350; (510)541- 2390
Email : monadavi48@gmail.com
Office Contact: Ramona R. Davi

Woodward Investigative Services

300 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 804
Anaheim, California 92805
Phone : 714-822-0161(o); 714-656-5604(c)
Email : mark@woodwardpi.com
Office Contact: Mark Woodward


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