Description of Private Investigations in Illinois
Local Illinois Private Investigator
Private Investigators in Illinois 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.
Illinois Private Investigator
You can be assured of receiving competent and diligent service, no matter what your investigative needs.
A private investigator in Illinois must apply to the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Illinois 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 Illinois, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a Illinois Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any Illinois private investigator assigned to your case with ICS is an authorized employee or contractor, fully licensed and insured in accordance with Illinois State Laws and participates in the required continuing education.
Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigation
compensation fraud investigations can help to examine the validity of a workers’
compensation claim. Unfortunately, people exaggerate the extent of their
injuries or outright lie in order to obtain extra compensation or benefits that they truly are not entitled to.
Our team of Illinois private investigators knows this
better than most. For years, ICS investigators have been performing
Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Investigations for a diverse range
of companies. The primary focus of our workers’ comp investigations is
to find fraudulent injury claims which can help employers and
insurance companies save thousands of dollars. During the workers comp
investigation process; we will perform the necessary surveillance and
investigation activities in order to uncover the truth. After conducting
a thorough fraud investigation, our private investigator can then provide a
complete report, listing our findings and documenting any specific
evidence we uncover. Overall, our workers compensation investigation
services will help discover fraudulent workers compensation claims and
provide the evidence and proof needed to defend against false claims. If you believe you need help investigating a Workers' Compensation Claim then call the professionals with ICS.
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 Illinois private investigator at 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. Our infidelity private investigators in Illinois 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 can help you in your efforts to prove your case, documenting the evidence to support your claim, with a Illinois Child Custody Investigation. During the course of a child custody or child visitation investigation, ICS may interview friends, neighbors, relatives, school employees, doctors and day care workers.
The Office of the Attorney General of Illinois, County States Attorneys and the
Department of Healthcare and Family Services are mandated under state 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, the private investigators at ICS are better equipped to quickly locate, and build a case against a deadbeat parent. ICS will use methods such as surveillance, hidden asset checks, public records searches, skip-tracing, undercover operations and others services in a Illinois 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, due to statewide budgetary cuts, local law enforcement agencies are severely
understaffed and lack the resources necessary to adequately investigate all
instances of missing persons. In addition, police will sometimes overlook missing
persons cases unless evidence of criminal activity exists. 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 Illinois 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 Illinois? Are you in Illinois 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 Illinois just like you get results since 1967.
Computer and Cellular Forensics
ICS private investigators in Illinois are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics investigations in Illinois 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 Illinois court of law. Our Illinois computer forensics investigators securely collect the suspect data and exam its contents based on the purpose of the investigation. Computer forensics investigators at ICS in Illinois 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.
Local Associations and Important Resources for Illinois
Associated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois, Inc.
The State of Illinois Official Website
Illinois Division of Professional Regulation
Illinois General Assembly
Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns
Illinois Private Investigator License
A private investigator in the State of Illinois must be licensed with the Division of Professional Regulation.
Reference Website: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/dtct.aspContact Information:
Email: Consumer Services
320 W. Washington, Springfield, Illinois, United States, 62786
Phone: (217) 785-0800
Fax: (217) 782-7645Associations:Associated Detectives & Security Agencies of Illinois, IncCitation Statute:
Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 225: Professions and Occupations
Act 447: Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, and Locksmith Act of 2004
Website: http://law.justia.com/illinois/codes/chapter24/2474.htmlQualifications Requirement:
Upon notification of successful completion of the examination, the applicant may apply to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation-Division of Professional Regulation (Division) for licensure.
Proof of at least $1,000,000 of liability insurance held by the applicant as evidenced by a certificate of insurance from the insurer; and the required fees specified in Section 1240.570.
A successful examination score shall be valid for 6 years. After 6 years the examination score will be void and an applicant will be required to file a new application, meeting the requirements at the time of the new application, and will be required to sit for and pass the examination.
Sec. 10-25. Issuance of license; renewal; fees.
(a) The Department shall, upon the applicant's satisfactory completion of the requirements set forth in this Act and upon receipt of the fee, issue the license indicating the name and business location of the licensee and the date of expiration.
(b) An applicant may, upon satisfactory completion of the requirements set forth in this Act and upon receipt of fees related to the application and testing for licensure, elect to defer the issuance of the applicant's initial license for a period not longer than 6 years. An applicant who fails to request issuance of his or her initial license or agency license and to remit the fees required for that license within 6 years shall be required to resubmit an application together with all required fees.
(c) The expiration date, renewal period, and conditions for renewal and restoration of each license, permanent employee registration card, and firearm authorization card shall be set by rule. The holder may renew the license, permanent employee registration card, or firearm authorization card during the 30 days preceding its expiration by paying the required fee and by meeting conditions that the Department may specify. Any license holder who notifies the Department on forms prescribed by the Department may place his or her license on inactive status for a period of not longer than 6 years and shall, subject to the rules of the Department, be excused from payment of renewal fees until the license holder notifies the Department, in writing, of an intention to resume active status. Practice while on inactive status constitutes unlicensed practice. A non-renewed license that has lapsed for less than 6 years may be restored upon payment of the restoration fee and all lapsed renewal fees. A license that has lapsed for more than 6 years may be restored by paying the required restoration fee and all lapsed renewal fees and by providing evidence of competence to resume practice satisfactory to the Department and the Board, which may include passing a written examination. All restoration fees and lapsed renewal fees shall be waived for an applicant whose license lapsed while on active duty in the armed forces of the United States if application for restoration is made within 12 months after discharge from the service.
(d) Any permanent employee registration card expired for less than one year may be restored upon payment of lapsed renewal fees. Any permanent employee registration card expired for one year or more may be restored by making application to the Department and filing proof acceptable to the Department of the licensee's fitness to have the permanent employee registration card restored, including verification of fingerprint processing through the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation and paying the restoration fee.Fees:
Endorsement of Application fee: $500.00Forms: http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/forms/pd-ex.pdf
Top Case Types for Illinois
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Other Private Investigator Case
Locate Lost People
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Cheating Husband Investigation
Child Support Enforcement and Collection
Covert Surveillance Case Study
A client contacted us to acquire any details and information we could find on her fiancé. She...
Child Custody Case Study
A client going through a divorce contacted us to help him gain custody of his children. When the...
Catfish Case Study
After communicating with a woman online for over a year, ICS was contacted to determine if our...
International Due Diligence Case Study
A client called ICS to perform due diligence on a man who he was thinking of becoming business...
International Covert Surveillance Case Study
ICS was contacted by a Client to see if we could tail his wife who was taking a vacation trip...
Papers and Press Releases
April 03, 2014
ICS of Illinois Now on Google Plus
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.
October 22, 2013
ICS of Illinois expands into Southern Illinois with its new Granit City Office
ICS of Illinois, a full service private investigative agency run by Ben Lopez, is proud to announce the opening of a second office in the Granite C...
January 10, 2013
John Scardina joins ICS of Illinois
International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”) of Illinois is pleased to announce the addition of John Scardina to the Illinois investigation t...
January 07, 2013
ICS of Illinois set to investigate hit and run
ICS of Illinois owner and operator Ben Lopez has recently taken on a Hit & Run Death Investigation for Mikias Tibebu
January 03, 2013
ICS of Illinois looking for Case Analysts
ICS of Illinois is looking for Case Analyst Sales Reps
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