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ICS provides a full range of private investigator services in Chevy Chase Village conducted by licensed Maryland private investigator sub-contractors. ICS is a full service private detective agency available 24 hours a day including holidays. When you need a private investigator in Chevy Chase, turn to ICS and begin your investigation with a free consultation online or by calling (888) 223-6494.


Private Investigator in Chevy Chase Village

Private investigators in Chevy Chase, Maryland are required to be licensed through the Maryland State Police, Licensing Division before they can legally conduct private investigations.  Many states have similar licensing requirements, which generally include a thorough background check, fingerprinting, and proof of investigative experience.  Commonly, this experience comes from police department, military, or federal investigative agencies, but a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice might be accepted for at least a portion of the experience required.  Sub-contractors with ICS in Chevy Chase are fully licensed and up to date on industry standards, and they strive to always meet our mission statement by providing excellent and reliable investigative services throughout Chevy Chase Village.

Chevy Chase Village Private Investigators

ICS sub-contractors conduct investigations in Chevy Chase and statewide, and ICS accept most case types.  ICS services businesses, law firms, corporations, as well as individual and civil clients.  Because ICS has private investigators and sub-contractors throughout the world, we are able to provide investigations anywhere in the world, serving clients that live in Maryland, and those who live elsewhere need an investigation in Maryland.  Call ICS for a professional, confidential, and timely private investigation in or near Chevy Chase.   When you need to catch a cheating spouse or partner, locate a missing or lost person, find a birth parent, or collect evidence for a child custody, visitation, or support trial, contact ICS and get the answers you are looking for.  Private investigators can obtain information that civilians do not have access to, and any evidence collected by ICS or an authorized sub-contractor will be admissible in court.  ICS is experienced in handling large cases and cases of a personal or sensitive nature, and we practice the highest possible levels of confidentiality and discretion.  Our private investigators and sub-contractors are available 24 hours a day anywhere in the world, including holidays, and can begin an urgent investigation quickly.

In addition to the investigations we offer and cases we solve, ICS also provides a variety of services.  Some of the most common services we offer are background checks, finger printing, pre-employment screening, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), financial tracking, income verification, and computer and cellular forensics.  This is only a brief list of our most common case types and services; if you do not see your case type or service listed here, please visit the “Investigations We Solve” or “Services we Offer” pages for a more comprehensive listing.  Begin your investigation with a free consultation today by completing the online consultation form, or by calling ICS on our Toll Free, 24-hour line at (888) 223-6494.

ICS-Who We Are

ICS is an international private investigation agency that employs licensees and subcontractors in every region of the world.  ICS maintains offices throughout the country and works closely with subcontractors worldwide, which allows us to provide localized service to more areas of the world.  This dedication to superior local service with strong international experience is a part of the ICS Mission Statement, and helps us provide the best possible service to all our clients.

ICS of Maryland

ICS of Maryland is not a licensed private investigation agency in Maryland.  ICS uses authorized sub-contractors in Maryland.  ICS of Maryland has been delayed, pending regulatory licensure.


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Case Studies

  • Overseas Lost Person

    Private Investigator finds a lost person in an overseas country 01/24/2019

  • Locate Lost Person

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to locate a Subject that had been in a 3-year relationship with the Client. 01/17/2019

  • Child Custody Exchange

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to have an Investigator on site to witness the exchange of a child from father to mother. Due to the legality of the exchange, a verified witness was required by the Client to document a proper exchange to negate... 01/08/2019

  • Case Study: Infidelity investigation in a Resort City Like Dubai

    ICS was contacted by a Client in an attempt to verify if her spouse was engaging in acts of Infidelity while on a stay in a city much like Dubai. Investigators were dispatched. We had boot on the ground in the resort and reserved their stay. In... 10/01/2018

  • Case Study: Due Diligence investigation helps business move forward with new investors.

    The private investigator for ICS helped our client make informed decisions about their potential investigators. With this case study the efforts made by ICS thwarted the clients suspicion and made for better business dealing. 09/20/2018


Paper and Press Releases

  • ICS of Maryland Delayed For Regulatory Licensure

    The launch of ICS of Maryland has been delayed pending regulatory licensure by the Department of State Police.

    05/24/2012

  • Join our team of Qualified Parties

    There is simply no agency with an international footprint that takes better care of its private investigator talent. "Our solution is simple, take care of you like our own!" -Michael Rabern 08/29/2018

  • Teen Cyber Bullying

    Cyberbullying has become increasingly common, with the increased use of communication technology, especially among teenagers.
    12/07/2015

  • Cellphone Spyware

    Cellular Spyware is basically "phone surveillance". It is an app that has usually been installed by a third party on a cell phone that allows them to listen to or record conversations, track location and monitor all the data of the cell phone that... 12/07/2015

  • Workers Compensation Fraud

    Worker's compensation programs are compensation plans for the victims of all job-related injuries.  When an employee gets hurt on the job, the employer is liable for medical expenses, lost income and other expenses until the employee has healed... 12/07/2015

  • ICS Will Not Do Cheating Decoy Investigations

    International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”), a leader in the private investigations industry takes a strong stand against Cheating Decoy Investigations. 12/07/2015



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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Maryland

Maryland has unincorporated (personal) and incorporated (business) licenses for private investigators.
Reference Website: https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Pages/CriminalInvestigationBureau/LicensingDivision/ProfessionalLicenses/PrivateDetectiveAgencies.aspx

Contact Information:
Website: https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Pages/CriminalInvestigationBureau/LicensingDivision/ProfessionalLicenses/PrivateDetectiveAgencies.aspx
Maryland State Police Licensing Division, 1111 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland, United States, 21208
Phone: (410) 653.4200

Associations:
Maryland Investigators and Security Association

Citation Statute:
Md. BUSINESS OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS Code Ann. § 13-101 (2013)

Website: https://mdsp.maryland.gov/Organization/Documents/Business%20Occupations%20and%20Professions%20Title%2013.pdf

Qualifications Requirement:
An applicant may be either an individual or a firm. An individual shall be of good character and reputation. If the applicant is a firm, each firm member shall be of good character and reputation. The individual or firm representative shall be at least 25 years old. All applicants shall meet the required experience outlined below:

At least 5 years of experience as a full-time certified or licensed private detective; OR
At least:
5 years of experience as a full-time police officer with an organized police agency; and
completed successfully a police officer training course that is recognized and approved by the Maryland Police Training Commission; OR
At least 3 years of experience in an investigative capacity as a detective while serving as a police officer with an organized police agency; OR
At least:
3 years of experience in an investigative capacity in any unit of the United States, of the State, or of a county or municipal corporation of the State for the purpose of law enforcement; and
completed successfully the police officer training required by the Maryland Police Training Commission; OR
At least:
5 years of experience as a full-time fire investigator for a fire department or law enforcement agency of the State or of a county or municipal corporation of the State; and
completed successfully the training certified by the Maryland Police Training Commission or the Maryland Fire-Rescue Education and Training Commission.

Reciprocity: The state of Maryland does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.



Fees: The fee for an initial application is $200 for an individual (unincorporated) and $375 for a firm (incorporated). Additional fees and fines may apply; see the Fee Schedule? for more information. Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to the Maryland State Police.

Renewal Information: The fee for a renewal application is $200 for an individual and $400 for a firm.

Private Detective Agency License expires two (2) years after its date of issuance and upon the date the Secretary of State Police sets. Licenses are staggered resulting in expiration in either January or July depending on the date of initial application. The license may be renewed for an additional 2-year term.

The Licensing Division will mail to the licensee a renewal notice at least one month prior to expiration. The renewal notice will include:

A renewal application form; and
A notice that states:
the date on which the current license expires;
that the Secretary must receive the renewal application and the statements required under § 13-309 of this subtitle, at least 15 days before the license expiration date, for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires;
the amount of the renewal fee;
that, if the statements required under § 13-309 of this subtitle are not received at least 15 days before the license expiration date, a fee of $10 per day shall be charged against the licensee until the statements are received; and
that the submission of a false statement in the renewal application or in the annual statements is cause for revocation of the license.
The renewal application must be received by the Maryland State Police at least 15 days prior to the expiration date.




Chevy Chase Village Private Investigator Listing

Commercial Index Bureau

5205 East Dr
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Phone : 4102428150
Email : mailto:jlk@cibpi.com
Office Contact: Janet Kuhn

Covert Investigative Services

7924 Springway Road
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone : 443-621-0203
Email : covert.pi.services@gmail.com
Office Contact: Mike Travlos

Delaware Detective Group, LLC

364 E. Main Street, Suite 309 Middletown, Delaware 19709
Aberdeen, Maryland 
Phone : 302.836.8666; 910-273-2927
Email : skempski@delawaredetectivegroup.com; CKPalumbo86@yahoo.com
Office Contact: Stephen A. Kempski; Chris Palumbo

Derek Smith

14919 Doveheart Lane Bowie Maryland 20721
Bowie, Maryland 
Phone : (301) 744-7355
Email : dsmith8952@aol.com
Office Contact: Derek Smith

Free State Investigations

4423 Lehigh Road, Suite 195, College Park, Maryland 20740
College Park, Maryland 
Phone : 301-576-8227
Email : jeff.dahn@freestateinvestigations.com
Office Contact: Jeff Dahn

IST Group LLP

432 S. Main Street, Suite C, Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Phone : Cell: (410)-776-4971 Office: (800)-419-0045
Email : bobby@istgroupofmd.com; istgoup@icloud.com
Office Contact: Robert Hinkleman,

Maverick Process Service & Investigations

9 Westminster Shopping Center, #384
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Phone : 877-838-4782
Email : brian@mavpi.com
Office Contact: Brian McClernan

Sterling International Investigation Services

2733 Crestview Rd, Riva, MD
Riva, Maryland 21140
Phone : 240.286.3611
Email : carlos@siis-global.com
Office Contact: Carlos Garcia

The Spaulding Paralegal Firm, LLC.

136 w. Dares beach rd unit 301 Prince Frederick, md 20678
College Park, Maryland 
Phone : (410) 570- 0626
Email : jspaulding@spauldingparalegal.com
Office Contact: James M. Spaulding


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