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Metairie Louisiana Private Investigators and Detectives

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Private Investigator in Metairie

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Metairie 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 Metairie 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 Metairie Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Metairie laws and participates in any required continuing education.

Local Metairie 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, both far lower than the state medians. The city of Metairie, which claims 138,000 of the State’s residents, is close to par with the State numbers. There were 4.87 violent and 39.89 property crimes reported per 1,000 residents. This makes Metairie safer than 12 percent of United States cities. These numbers show a serious need for supplemental resources and manpower in investigations. By hiring a private investigator such as those licensed in the ICS network, you guarantee that a highly experienced, skilled professional is dedicated to solving your case.

How to become a Private Investigator in Metairie

  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.

Metairie Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Metairie 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 Metairie 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.

Metairie Cheating Spouse Investigation

Do you need a private investigator to look into your spouse who you believe to be cheating in Metairie? Does your spouse often travel to Metairie and you believe they are cheating on you when they are there? Dealing with a cheating spouse is never easy and can often lead you down an emotionally painful path. However, before making any conclusions you should know the truth. Contact us and speak with a licensed private investigator over a free consultation into a Metairie cheating spouse investigation. ICS has been providing cheating spouse investigations since 1967 and have the ability and resources to conduct a cheating spouse investigation anywhere in the world. Learn more about cheating spouse investigations in Metairie by contacting us today!

Metairie Background Investigation

Do you need a background investigation performed in Metairie? Are you in Metairie but need a background investigation performed on an individual residing outside of Metairie? Private Investigators are very experienced in providing background investigations and can often yield a great deal of information on an individual. If your a business looking into a potential new employee or just an individual needing to know more information about someone, then the private investigators at ICS can help. Learn more about how the professionals at ICS can help you with your Metairie background investigation today.

Missing Person Investigation in Metairie

Are you looking for a missing person you believe to be in Metairie? Are you in Metairie and are trying to locate a missing person believed to be somewhere else? People go missing every day and many times the police are overwhelmed with the missing person cases that seem to constantly flow in. Due to lack of time and resources, many of these missing person cases simply go cold. If you are trying to locate a missing person but don't think the police are doing enough about it, then call the private investigators with ICS. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing missing person investigations since 1967 and we have the talent, commitment and reach to help you locate your missing person. Don't continue to wait, wondering what happened to the person you care about when you could be doing something about it.

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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 Metairie 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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