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 (http://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.
- You must be 21 or older, a US Citizen and be of good Moral Character
- 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.
- Fill out the Licensing application through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and take the Private Detective Licensing Act Exam.
- Present two colored photographs, two fingerprint cards and proof of liability.
- 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.