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

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

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

Northbrook Private Investigator

With its population of nearly 13 million people, the State of Illinois is on par with the national medians in terms of crime rates.  In 2011, 401,272 index crimes were reported, which include both violent and property crimes.  Of the 31.18 crimes per 1,000 residents that averages, 4.29 were violent and 26.89 were property crimes, compared to 3.9 and 29.1 nationally.  The city of Northbrook lays claim to over 33,000 of those residents, and it is rated safer than 65% of U.S. cities, with only 0.36 violent and 13.99 property crimes reported per 1,000 residents.  Despite the relative safety, there is never enough manpower or resources for the government law enforcement agencies to investigate every case.  If you want to guarantee that sufficient time and energy are being dedicated to your case, you should hire a private investigator through ICS.

How to become a Private Investigator in Northbrook

  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

Northbrook Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Northbrook 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 Northbrook 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.

Northbrook Cheating Spouse Investigation

Cheating Spouse Investigations can help you separate fact from suspicion if your beginning to believe your spouse may be cheating on you. There can be many reasons as to why you began to suspect your spouse of cheating but you should not react irrationally without knowing all the facts. ICS has been helping people in Northbrook with cheating spouse investigations since 1967 and we can help you too. Call us today to learn more about Cheating Spouse Investigations and see how one of our private investigators can help you.

Northbrook Background Investigation

Do you need a background investigation in Northbrook? Are you located in Northbrook but need a background investigation elsewhere? ICS has been conducting background investigations since 1967 and we can help you conduct a background investigation in Northbrook or anywhere else you may need an investigation conducted. Background investigations can be very informative but are sometimes only a part of a much larger and more in depth investigation. To learn more about what kind of information we can acquire with a background investigation call us today and speak with an ICS Private Investigator.

Northbrook Missing Persons

Are you trying to find someone who went missing in Northbrook? Are you in Northbrook but need help searching for a missing person elsewhere? ICS understands the difficulties associated with missing persons cases. You should always go to the police first about a missing person but they don't always have the time, or resources to dedicate towards a missing persons case. Learn more about ICS and missing persons investigations in Northbrook by calling and speaking with a private investigator and see how we can help you find your loved one.


Private Investigation Cases Map for near Northbrook, Illinois


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


Paper and Press Releases

  • Join our team of Qualified Parties

    There is simply no agency with an international footprint that takes better care of its private investigator talent. "Our solution is simple, take care of you like our own!" -Michael Rabern 08/29/2018

  • Teen Cyber Bullying

    Cyberbullying has become increasingly common, with the increased use of communication technology, especially among teenagers.
    12/07/2015

  • Cellphone Spyware

    Cellular Spyware is basically "phone surveillance". It is an app that has usually been installed by a third party on a cell phone that allows them to listen to or record conversations, track location and monitor all the data of the cell phone that... 12/07/2015

  • Workers Compensation Fraud

    Worker's compensation programs are compensation plans for the victims of all job-related injuries.  When an employee gets hurt on the job, the employer is liable for medical expenses, lost income and other expenses until the employee has healed... 12/07/2015

  • ICS Will Not Do Cheating Decoy Investigations

    International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”), a leader in the private investigations industry takes a strong stand against Cheating Decoy Investigations. 12/07/2015




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