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ICS provides a full range of private investigations in Alton, Illinois, which are performed by licensed Alton private investigators. Our investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in your area and reporting their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.


Local Alton Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Alton and all surrounding metropolitan areas. Submit a free online private investigation consultation form.

A private investigator in Alton must apply to the Illinois Department of Public Safety and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator in Illinois.

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

Alton Private Investigator

The State of Illinois boasts a population of nearly 13 million people, but its crime rates are on par with the national averages in terms of violent and property crimes, or “index crimes.”  In 2011, 401,272 index crimes were reported, which calculates to 31.18 per 1,000 residents.  Of those, 4.29 were violent compared to 26.89 property crimes, both of which are similar to the national medians of 3.9 and 29.1, respectively.  Alton accounts for only 28,000 residents, but its crime rates are substantially higher than the State averages.  Violent crimes were reported at 5.44 per 1,000 residents, and property crimes were at 50.00.  In such a concentrated area, it is common for crime rates to spike, but that does not reduce the need for additional resources for crime prevention and investigation.  Private investigators, such as those licensed by ICS, may be a necessary supplement to the efforts of local law enforcement.  By employing one, you are ensuring that a highly skilled, experienced professional is dedicated to working your case around the clock.

How to become a Private Investigator in Alton

  1. Be at least 21 years of age
  2. Have no felony convictions within the last 10 years
  3. Is of good moral character and of mental competence, does not suffer from substance addiction
  4. Has a minimum of three (3) years experience within the past five (5) years working full-time for a licensed private detective agency, a licensed attorney, or in a law enforcement agency
  5. Pass a written examination

Alton Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Alton 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 Alton 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.

Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigation

Our team of private investigators located in Illinois know Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigations 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 investigation into workers' comp fraud we will perform the necessary surveillance and investigation activities in order to uncover the truth. After conducting a thorough investigation of the subjects, our private investigator can then provide a complete report, listing any findings and document 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 that will be admissible in the court of law. If you believe you need help investigating a Workers' Compensation Claim then call the professionals with ICS.

Alton Cheating Spouse Investigation

Are you in Alton and are beginning to suspect your partner of cheating? There are many reasons as to why someone might suspect their spouse of cheating but it doesn't necessarily mean that person is cheating. At ICS, we can help you find the facts about your spouse and help determine what there really doing. Call ICS today and learn more about how our private investigators can help you with your situation.

Alton Missing Persons Investigation

Are you looking for a missing person in Alton and need a missing persons investigation conducted? Do you suspect that the missing person has left Alton to another city or state? It can be very difficult searching for a love one, especially when emotions are running high. Call ICS to learn more about missing persons investigations and see how we can help you with your investigation. ICS has been helping clients find missing persons in Alton since 1967.


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