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Lafayette Louisiana Private Investigators and Detectives

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Private Investigator in Lafayette

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Lafayette 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 (888) 223-6494.

A private investigator in Lafayette must first apply to the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator examiners. You must be at least 18 years old, pass an FBI background check, be fingerprinted in Louisiana, and have a minimum of 3 years experience in related investigative fields.

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

Local Lafayette Private Investigator

The State of Louisiana has a population of well over 4.5 million people, and its crime rates are accordingly a bit higher than the national average. Over 194,000 incidents were reported in 2011, which rounds out to 42.44 index crimes reported per 1,000 residents. Of those, 5.55 were violent, and 36.89 were property-related. Nationally, the median numbers are 3.9 and 29.1, respectively. The city of Lafayette, with its population of over 122,000 people, is rated as safer than only five (5) percent of U.S. cities. Violent crimes were reported at a rate of 7.03 per 1,000 residents, and property crimes at 54.72 per 1,000 residents, both much higher than the state and national medians. Due to the significantly high crime rate, it might be crucial to your case that you hire a private investigator. Law enforcement in Louisiana earned a bad reputation in the aftermath of Katrina, and private investigators have been in high demand here ever since.

How to become a Private Investigator in Lafayette

  1. Must be a US Citizen.
  2. Pass a background check and submit fingerprints to the State Board of Private Investigator Examiners.
  3. Gain 3 years of investigative experience within the past 10 years.

Lafayette Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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.

Lafayette Child Custody Investigation

Do you need help with a child custody battle that you need evidence to support your claims? If you live in Lafayette you may benefit from a child custody investigation. Many times people need evidence to support that they are the most fit to be the primary provider. If your ex spouse shouldn't be providing for your children you need evidence to support that claim. Learn more about how an ICS private investigator can help you with a Lafayette child custody investigation. Our experts will provide you with a free consultation about your case and come up with an action plan to help you get the evidence you need. ICS has been helping individuals just like you with child custody investigations since 1967.

Lafayette Background Investigation

Are you located in Lafayette and need a background investigation conducted on another individual in Lafayette? Do you live in Lafayette but need assistance doing a background investigation on someone located somewhere else? You can learn a lot of valuable information with a Lafayette background investigation. Many people use background investigations to determine if a person is a good candidate for a job, if a person is safe to be around their children or if this person is someone safe I should be involved with. Regardless of your situation, a Lafayette background investigation can be an invaluable asset to have when trying to get to know someone. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing Lafayette background investigations throughout the world since 1967.

Birth Parent Locate Investigation in Lafayette

Were you adopted in Lafayette and are trying to locate your birth parent? Do you live in Lafayette but need help locating your birth parent elsewhere? Birth parent locate investigations can be very helpful in speeding up the process of finding your birth parent. It can be emotionally difficult in itself just making the step towards finding your biological parent, don't go at it alone. With all the road blocks that go up with just trying to uncover information it's never easy. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing people just like you locate their birth parents in Lafayette and elsewhere since 1967. For more information on how we can help you locate your birth parent contact us and speak with a licensed private investigator. We will take the time to speak with you over a free consultation to determine the best course of action to locating your birth parent in Lafayette or where ever they may be. Don't wait any longer wondering why you were given up for adoption or miss out on a chance to meet your biological parents. Call now.

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners

There is a two-part application in Louisiana:
Part I, which is designated for investigative agencies; and
Part II which is designated for individual investigators.
Louisiana has limited reciprocity agreements, and full reciprocity agreements.
Reference Website: http://www.lsbpie.com/

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.lsbpie.com/
Email: info@lsbpie.com
7414 Perkins Rd., Suite 120, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Phone: (225) 763-3556
Fax: (225) 763-3536

Louisiana Private Investigators Association

Qualifications Requirement:
As found on the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners,


"Is of legal age (18)
Is a citizen of the United States or a resident alien holding a proper documentation to work in the United States
Has not been convicted in any jurisdiction of any felony or of crime involving moral turpitude
Has not been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease which has not been restored
Is not a practicing alcoholic or drug addict
If a corporation, shall be incorporated under the laws of this state or shall be duly qualified to do business within this state with a valid certificate of authority issued by the Secretary of State, and shall have an agent for service of process designated as required by law
If, in the discretion of the Board, the applicant provides inadequate information to allow the Board to ascertain whether the applicant satisfied the qualifications for licensure, the applicant shall be required to provide additional information for the purpose of the application, or may be required to present himself/herself for an interview for this purpose
"Private investigation agency license" issued to any person or entity, as defined in RS 37:3503 (8), where the individual seeking license or the partner of the partnership seeking licensure or the principle corporate officer of the corporation seeking license
has at least three (3) years experience within the last ten (10) years either working as a private investigator or in an investigative capacity
satisfies all other requirements for licensing"

Reciprocity: Limited Reciprocity-
North Carolina
The states that have signed Full Reciprocity are:

Official reciprocity with Arkansas State Police, Oklahoma.

Testing: All applicants must attend and successfully complete a Board approved, 40 - hour Basic Private Investigation Prepatory course. There are some exceptions, however.

Fees: Total fees to apply for Agency License $ 340.75
Total fees to apply for Individual License $ 190.75

Renewal Information: Individual license renewal fee: $100
Agency annual renewal fee: $250


Continuing Education: Each licensed private investigator is required to complete a minimum of eight hours of approved investigative educational instruction every two years in order to qualify for a license renewal.

Advertising Restrictions: As found on the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners,

Truth in Advertising Section of Regulations:

"A. An investigator shall, when advertising years of experience, clearly state the actual years of experience within the private investigative industry.

B. When advertising years of experience in the private investigative industry, the ad must indicate if it is a total number of years for one certain investigator or a combined total of all investigators.

C. An investigator shall, prior to advertising a certification designation, must furnish the Board of Private Investigators with a copy of their certificate and the certificate number.

D. When using the term certification in advertising, the certified investigator's name must accompany the designation."

Louisiana State requires licensing for Lafayette Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

State Licensing Authority: Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators
Website: https://www.lsbpie.com/
Email: info@lsbpie.com
Phone: 225-763-3556

Licensed investigators have reciprocity and can conduct investigations in Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, Idaho.

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