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If you need a private investigator in Topeka 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 Topeka and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.


Local Topeka Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the City of Topeka and all surrounding metropolitan areas. Submit a free online private investigation consultation form, or call our toll free number to speak to a private investigator at 1 (800) 828-9198.

All private investigators in Topeka must apply for a PI license with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and pass a written and oral examination in order to conduct investigations in Topeka. While many Topeka private investigators have investigative experience through law enforcement or military backgrounds, it is not a requirement for employment as a Private Investigator. A degree in Criminal Justice or other relevant education or work experience can be just as beneficial.

You can rest assured that any Topeka private investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Kansas laws and participates in any required continuing education. It is important for you to understand local laws, as it is equally illegal to hire an unlicensed private investigator in a state that requires it, as well as to operate a private investigative agency without a license.

Private Investigator in Topeka

Of the nearly 73,000 index crimes reported in the state of Kansas in 2011, which includes violent crimes and property crimes such as murder, rape, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and many others, only 11,202 people were arrested. Only $20.14M worth of the over $66.23M in personal property reported stolen in 2011 was recovered. In Topeka specifically, crime is particularly high compared to the national averages. Topeka is considered “safer” from violent crimes and property crimes than only 4% of American cities, with a rate of 5.45 violent crimes per 1,000 people (compared to 3.9 nationally), and 59.06 property crimes per 1,000 people (compared to 29.1 nationally) each year. Law enforcement professionals employed by the State and its municipalities dedicate their lives to serving the public, but they simply do not have the man-power or the resources to solve every crime.

The Private Detective Licensing Act in the Kansas Statutes Annotated (https://www.k-a-l-i.org/pdf/PI_Statutes.pdf) governs the licensing and activities of all private investigators. Notwithstanding certain exemptions delineated in the statute, investigators must be licensed and must meet standards set by the state, as well as pass a thorough background check in order to conduct a detective business. Investigators are held to strict ethical standards that require them to always be honest with their clients, never to misrepresent facts, never to misrepresent themselves, never to charge fees on a contingency or a percentage of recovery basis, and more. Failure to comply with the standards set in the K.S.A. Private Detecting Licensing Act may result in suspension or revocation of one’s license and possibly criminal charges.

How to become a Private Investigator in Topeka

In order to become a Private Investigator in Topeka one must follow the following steps and meet the requirements of state law.

  1. You must be 21 or older, a US Citizen and be of good Moral Character
  2. Obtain general liability insurance of at least $100,000. You may also purchase a corporate surety bond or deposit $100,000 in cash to the state treasurer.
  3. Fill out the Licensing application through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and take the Private Detective Licensing Act Exam.
  4. Present two colored photographs, two fingerprint cards and proof of liability.
  5. Although Experience is not a requirement to become licensed it is recommended gaining formal education experience as well as working for another licensed Investigator.

Topeka Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Topeka 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 Topeka 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.

Topeka Infidelity Investigation

Do you need an infidelity investigation in Topeka? Are you in Topeka and need a Infidelity Investigation Elsewhere? ICS can provide this service and many other investigation services. If you are beginning to suspect your partner is cheating and need the peace of mind of finding out the real truth, ICS can help. Our experienced infidelity investigators in Topeka will create an action plan that will get you the evidence you need to make the educated decision about your marriage.

Topeka Background Investigation

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the Topeka? Are you in Topeka 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. If you need a Topeka 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 Kansas just like you get results since 1967.

Topeka Employee Theft Investigation

Employee theft investigations can help a companies bottom line if you are beginning to suspect an employee is stealing from you. Employee theft is the most common forms of shrink in a business and if left unattended can cause your business to suffer a major financial loss over time. If you need an Employee Theft Investigation in Topeka let our Topeka private investigators help you find the evidence you need to act appropriately for your business.


Private Investigation Cases Map for near Topeka, Kansas


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

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    International Counterintelligence Services ("ICS"), a leader in private investigations throughout the United States and the World, has announced a new strategic partner in Arkansas

    10/22/2013

  • 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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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Kansas requires notarized statements from five non relatives in reference to the applicants character.
Reference Website: https://ag.ks.gov/licensing/pi-licensing

Contact Information:
Website: https://ag.ks.gov/licensing/pi-licensing
Email: https://ag.ks.gov/about-the-office/contact-us/email-us
Private Detective Licensing Unit, 120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor, Topeka, Kansas, United States, 66612-1837
Phone: (785) 296-4240
Fax: (785) 368-6468

Associations:
Kansas Association of Licensed Investigators

Citation Statute:
Kansas Statute 75-7b01 through 75-7b23

Website: https://ag.ks.gov/docs/publications/pi-licensing---statutes---private-detective-act-8-2012.pdf?sfvrsn=ace271a3_2

Qualifications Requirement:
You must be at least 21 years old, a citizen of the United States and of good moral character.
Graduated from high school or a GED certificate.
No felony convictions. No misdemeanors convictions within the past 10 years.
That you are not incompetent, incapacitated or impaired by reason of mental condition, deficiency or disease.
Not addicted to, dependent on or abusive of alcohol or a controlled substance.
All Private Detectives must have a $100,000 corporate surety bond, or general liability insurance providing $100,000 of coverage for bodily injury or property damage caused by negligence and errors or omissions, or deposit $100,000 with the State Treasurer.
Must pass an open book examination on the Private Detective Licensing Act.
Must pass a background investigation.

Reciprocity: Kansas does not have reciprocal agreements with any other states.



Testing: Open book examination.

Fees: Independent
License fee - $250.00 valid two years from date of issuance
Requires $100,000.00 bond or certificate of insurance

Agency
License fee - $250.00 valid for two years from date of issuance
Requires $100,000.00 bond or certificate of insurance

Renewal Information: Independent
Renewal fee $175.00 –every two years

Agency
Renewal fee $175.00 –every two years

Forms: Obtain licensing packet by mailing $15.00 to: Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Private Detective Licensing, 1620 Tyler, Topeka, KS 66612







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