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


Local New Orleans Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of New Orleans 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 New Orleans must be licensed, and meet rigorous requirements before being allowed to conduct any type of investigation in the state of Louisiana. Prior to being licensed in Louisiana, you must first apply to the Louisiana state board of private investigator examiners.

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

New Orleans 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.  In New Orleans specifically, which represents 361,000 of the State’s population, the rates are even higher.  Though the Big Easy is rated as safer than 11% of U.S. cities, its violent crime rates are well above average at 7.63 incidents per 1,000 residents, while property rimes rate at 39.52 per 1,000.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it was well publicized that law enforcement lacked the manpower and resources to investigate even petty crimes, and the city is still recovering from those times.  By hiring a private investigator licensed by ICS, you can assure yourself that your case will be worked until the bitter end by an expertly trained, dedicated investigator.

How to become a Private Investigator in New Orleans

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must be a US Citizen.
  3. Pass a background check and submit fingerprints to the State Board of Private Investigator Examiners.
  4. Gain 3 years of investigative experience within the past 10 years.

New Orleans Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in New Orleans 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 New Orleans 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.

Missing Persons in New Orleans

Do you believe someone you know has gone missing in New Orleans? Are you in New Orleans and are trying to locate a missing person and don't know where they are? ICS offers missing person investigations to help locate missing children, friends and family members. If you know someone who has gone missing and the police are not able to help then call ICS. ICS has the time and resources that the police may not have to dedicate to your case. We understand how difficult it can be to not be able to find someone you love which is why ICS takes a high priority when it comes to finding missing persons. Call ICS today and speak with a private investigator to see what we can do to help you with your missing persons case.

New Orleans Cheating Spouse Investigation

Are you in New Orleans and are beginning to suspect your spouse is cheating on you? Having suspicions of unfaithfulness can sometimes cloud your judgement and it's important to know all the facts before making hasty conclusions. At ICS we have been conducting cheating spouse investigations since 1967 and have the time, resources and expertise to find out the truth about what your spouse is doing. You deserve to have piece of mind and ICS can make that happen. Call ICS today to speak with a private investigator and learn about how we can help you with your New Orleans cheating spouse investigation.

New Orleans Background Investigation

Do you need a background investigation in New Orleans? Are you in New Orleans but require a background investigation elsewhere? Background investigations can be very informative and can often cover all the information you might need. However, in other cases a background investigation may only be an initial step to a much more in depth investigation. Call ICS today and find out how we can help you with your investigation needs.


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Recent Investigation Inquiries

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Local Associations and Important Resources for New Orleans

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

Associations:
Louisiana Private Investigators Association

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

LA. R.S. 37:3507: QUALIFICATIONS OF LICENSEES:

"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-
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Tennessee
Virginia
The states that have signed Full Reciprocity are:
Arkansas
Oklahoma

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

Forms:
http://www.lsbpie.com/


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 New Orleans Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

State Licensing Authority: Louisiana State Board of Private Investigators
Website: http://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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