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Discover more about private investigators capability, employment and regulations in Des Plaines.


ICS provides a full range of private investigations in Des Plaines, Illinois which are performed by licensed Illinois 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 Des Plains Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Des Plains and all surrounding metropolitan areas. Simply submit a free online private investigation consultation form.

A private investigator in Des Plains 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 Des Plains Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Des Plains laws and participates in any required continuing education.

Des Plains Private Investigator

The population of Illinois was just under 13 million people in 2011, and its crime rates are on par with the national averages when reporting index crimes, including violent and property crimes.  There were 401,272 index crimes reported in 2011, or 31.18 per 1,000 residents.  Of those, 4.29 were violent crimes, while 26.89 were property crimes, compared to 3.9 and 29.1 nationally, respectively.  In the City of Des Plains, the population accounts for nearly 59,000 of the State’s residents.  The crime index of 64 indicates that Des Plains is considered safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.   Only 1.19 violent and 13.60 property crimes were reported per 1,000 residents.  While this shows it as one of America’s safest cities, this does not mean there is not a need for a private investigator.  If you want to guarantee that a highly trained and experienced investigator is dedicated to your case, you should inquire with ICS about hiring one of our licensed investigators.

How to become a Private Investigator in Des Plains

  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

Des Plains Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Des Plains 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 Des Plains 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.

Des Plains Missing Persons Investigation

Are you in Des Plains and are trying to find a missing person? Are you in Des Plains but believe the person you are looking for is no longer there? Missing persons investigations can be a difficult process and the police don't always have the time or resources to look for that missing person. At ICS, we do have the time and resources to conduct your missing persons investigation and have the experience and knowledge to find the person in a timely and accountable manor. Call ICS today and speak with a private investigator and see what we can do about starting your missing persons investigation.

Des Plains Background Investigation

Do you need a background investigation conducted in Des Plains? Are you in Des Plains but need an investigation conducted elsewhere? Background investigations are used for many reasons and can be a great resource for gathering information about a subject. If you need a background investigation in Des Plains or anywhere else, ICS can help. ICS has experienced background private investigators who are ready to help you with your case today. Call ICS and learn more about background investigation services and find out how we can help you with your case.

Des Plains Birth Parent Locate Investigation

Are you looking for your birth parent in Des Plains? Are you in Des Plains but not sure where your birth parent is located? We understand the difficulties and emotions associated with attempting to find your biological parent. We have experienced private investigators and have been conducting birth parent locate investigations since 1967. Call us today to speak with a private investigator and find out what we can do to help you with your case.



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