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

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Local Portland Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Portland 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 Portland must go through a thorough background check and be licensed under the Maine Department of Public Safety and is overseen by the Maine State Police. Although there are no requirements other than to be licensed to become a private investigator, many agents have extensive military or police training.

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

Portland Private Investigator

The State of Maine boasts a population of approximately 1.33 million residents, but its crime rates are notably low compared to national averages.  Of the 26.69 index crimes reported annually per 1,000 residents, only 1.23 are violent (3.9 national median) and 25.45 are property-related (29.1 national median).  Index crimes include violent crimes against people as well as property crimes and theft.  The city of Portland, with a population just over 66,000, is rated as safer than 13% of cities in the U.S., despite its crime rates being slightly higher than the State averages.  Of the 42.98 index crimes reported per 1,000 residents, 2.86 were violent and 40.11 were property-related.  As with all more densely populated areas, cities have a greater need for law enforcement and investigation, and local enforcement agencies are generally lacking the necessary resources to be as effective and efficient as people might want.  Hiring a private investigator such as those licensed by ICS will ensure that a dedicated investigator with all of the necessary skills and experiences is working around the clock to solve your case.

How to become a Private Investigator in Portland

  1. Must be at least 21 years old.
  2. Obtain 60 academic credits or 3 years of professional experience with law enforcement agency.
  3. Pass the written test administered by the Department of Public Safety and the Maine State Police.

Portland Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Portland 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 Portland 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.

Portland Adopted Child Locate Investigation

Are you located in Portland and are trying to locate your adopted child? Are you in Portland but believe your adopted child is located somewhere else? It can be difficult trying to locate your adopted child on your own, which is why many people will turn to an adopted child locate investigation. ICS has been providing adopted child locate investigations since 1967 and we have the experience and knowledge to get you results and reunite you with your adopted child. To learn more about adopted child locate investigations and to see how ICS can help you with your investigation, contact us today.

Missing Persons in Portland, Maine

Are you looking for a missing person in Portland, Maine? Are you located in Portland, Maine but believe that the missing person is somewhere else? Looking for a missing person can be a very emotionally difficult process. Wondering whether or not your loved one is safe and okay can cause you a lot of grief. This is why it is important to get a missing persons investigation from a reputable private investigation agency. The police do not always have the time or resources to dedicate to a missing persons case and because of this your often left feeling helpless and alone. ICS has been providing missing persons investigations since 1967 and we have the experience and knowledge to help you find your missing person. Contact us today and learn more about missing persons in Portland and see what we can do to get your case started.

Portland Background Investigation

Do you need a background investigation in Portland? Are you in Portland but need a background investigation conducted on someone outside of Portland? Regardless of why you need a background investigation conducted ICS can help. Background investigations can be extremely informative and is often a great resource a private investigator can provide a client. However, not all investigations can be covered by a background check. Sometimes a background investigation is just a small portion of a much larger investigation. To learn more about how ICS can help you with your background investigation, contact us today.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Portland

Maine Private Investigator Association:


Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Maine Private Investigator License

Maine State Police and the Department of Safety oversee "Professional Investigator" licensing in the state.
Reference Website: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/32/title32ch89sec0.html

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/pi.html
Email: Scott.W.Ireland@maine.gov
State House Station 164, Augusta, Maine, United States, 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7210
Fax: (207) 287-3424

Maine Private Investigators Association

Citation Statute:
Maine Revised Statutes
Title 32
Chapter 89: Private Investigators

Website: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/32/title32ch89sec0.html

Qualifications Requirement:
At least 21 years of age.
Citizen or resident alien of United States.
High school graduate.
Good moral character.
Submits application.
Must not have been dishonorably discharged.
Has passed an examination.
Meets the work experience requirements of either:
1. Completed an investigative assistant sponsorship program and has earned a minimum of 60 academic credits of postsecondary education in a related field of study.
2. Minimum 3 years as federal or military investigator.
3. 3 year holder of professional investigator license.
4. 3 years as law enforcement officer.
5. 6 years of preparation (work plus educational).

Testing: An examination is required.

Fees: Amount: The fee for an original biennial license is $500, of which $50 must be submitted with the application and $450 must be submitted upon issuance of the license. The fee for an investigative assistant's license is $600, of which $200 must be submitted with the application and $400 must be submitted upon issuance of the license.

Renewal Information: Initial Renewal term is for 2 years, then all subsequent renewals are for 4 years.

The fee for a 4-year renewal is $500.


Maine State requires licensing for Portland Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies

State Licensing Authority: Maine Department of Public Safety
Website: https://www.maine.gov/dps/admin.htm
Email: stephen.mccausland@maine.gov
Phone: (207) 626-3800

Only licensed investigators can conduct investigations in Maine. Licenses are only good in Maine, there is no State Reciprocity.

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