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ICS provides a full range of private investigator services conducted by licensed Lowell Private Investigators. ICS is a full service private investigation agency available 24 hours a day including holidays. When you need a private investigator in Cambridge, turn to the professionals at ICS and begin your investigation with a free consultation online or by calling (888) 223-6494.


Local Lowell Private Investigator

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Lowell 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 Lowell must apply to the Massachusetts State Police and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Massachusetts private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator.

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

Lowell Private Investigator

Massachusetts boasts a population of well over 6.5 million people, but its crime rates are notably lower than most States. Of the 26.87 index crimes – meaning both violent and property crimes – reported per 1,000 residents last year, 4.28 were violent and only 22.59 were property-related. These compare to the national medians of 3.9 and 29.1, respectively. The city of Lowell, with its population of 107,000, has an unusually high violent crime rate, but it is still rated as safer than 19 percent of United States cities. Of the 36.46 index crimes reported per 1,000 residents, 7.42 were violent while only 29.05 were property-related. With these numbers, there is an obvious need for supplemental resources and manpower when it comes to investigations. The global network of investigators license by ICS includes sleuths for all types of cases, and hiring one ensures that your case will have a skilled, experienced professional dedicated to it at all times.

How to become a Private Investigator in Lowell

  1. Written references from three citizens of Massachusetts, each of whom have known the applicant for at least three years, attesting to the truth of the information in the application.
  2. Applicant is of good moral character
  3. Applicant has been regularly employed for at least
    • Three years as a detective or similar profession as noted in the statute
    • Ten years as a police officer in the Commonwealth
  4. Applicant must not have prior felony convictions
  5. Applicant must give a $5,000 bond
  6. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age

Lowell Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Lowell 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 Lowell 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.

Lowell Cheating Spouse Investigation

Do you have uncertainties that you feel need answers? Are you in Lowell and believe you might need a cheating spouse investigation? Are you located somewhere else but believe your spouse is cheating when traveling to Lowell? Dealing with Infidelity is never easy but you deserve to have the piece of mind by learning the truth. Regardless of how you came to conclusion that your spouse is cheating, be sure to have evidence before making any rash decisions. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing private investigation services since 1967 and has experienced private investigators throughout the world ready to start your investigation. Call now, and learn how we can help you with your unique investigation needs.

Lowell Child Support Modification

Lowell Child Support Modification comes into play when a parent is paying child support, but due to other circumstances the child support should be increased or decreased. Are you paying too much child support and believe your other spouse should be contributing more? Have circumstances changed with you and your child and you feel your ex spouse should be able to provide additional support? Getting child support modified in Lowell is not the easiest thing to do, especially without proper evidence to support your claims. Don't go to court without having the backup and support you need. Call ICS and learn more about Child Support Modification Investigations in Lowell and find out how we can help you with your unique situation today.

Background Investigation in Lowell

Are you located in Lowell and need a background investigation done on someone? Are you located somewhere else but need a background investigation conducted on a subject located in Lowell? Lowell background investigations can provide you with a lot of useful information that can sometimes cover everything you need. In other circumstances, the investigation may require a background investigation as a part of a more complex investigation that will help you gain the information you are looking for. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing background investigations throughout the US and the world. Call us today to learn more about background investigations in Lowell and find out what kind of action plan we can develop for you in order to find the information you need.


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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

  • 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



Local Associations and Important Resources for Lowell


Recent Investigation Inquiries

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Lowell, New York New York Locate Lost People
Lowell, Massachusetts Massachusetts Child Abuse or Molestation
Lowell Massachusetts United States Boston, Massachusetts United States Investigación para Clientes que Hablan Español
Lowell California United States Lowell, Massachusetts United States Hidden Assets Investigation
Massachusetts United States Lowell, Massachusetts United States Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Chelmsford, Ma. Massachusetts United States Lowell, Massachusetts United States Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Arlington Texas United States Lowell, Massachusetts United States Child Abuse or Molestation
Tewksbury Massachusetts United States Lowell, Massachusetts United States Divorce Investigation

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Massachusetts Private Investigator License

Massachusetts issues licenses for only one year.
Reference Website: https://www.mass.gov/eopss/data/license/state-police/private-detective-license.html

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/msp/#.VzDZ64QrJeg
Email: SSPO-Admin@massmail.state.ma.us
Certification Unit, Massachusetts State Police, 470 Worcester Road, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States, 01702
Phone: (508) 820-2300

Associations:
Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts, Inc

Citation Statute:
MGL CH 147 S22-30

Website: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXX/Chapter147/Section22

Qualifications Requirement:
Shall be of good moral character,

Shall have been regularly employed for not less than three years as a detective doing investigating work.

A former member of an investigative service of the United States, a former police officer, of a rank or grade higher than that of patrolman, of the commonwealth, any political subdivision thereof or an official police department of another state, or a police officer in good standing formerly employed for not less than ten years with the commonwealth, or any political subdivision thereof or with an official police department of another state.

The colonel of the state police may grant to an applicant complying with the provisions of section twenty-four a license to engage in the private detective business or a license to engage in the business of watch, guard or patrol agency; provided, however, that no such license shall be granted to any person who has been convicted in any state of the United States of a felony. No person convicted of a violation of section ninety-nine or ninety-nine A of chapter two hundred and seventy-two of the general laws shall be granted a license and any license previously granted to such person shall be revoked.

Such license shall be for one year, shall state the name under which the licensed business is to be conducted and the address of its principal office, and shall be posted by the licensee in a conspicuous place in such office. Such name shall be subject to the approval of the colonel of the state police; provided that such name shall not contain the words “police”, “fire”, nor any name which denotes or implies any association with agencies of the governments of the United States, the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions. Failure to comply with the provisions of this paragraph shall constitute cause for revocation of such license.

The colonel of the state police may annually renew and may at any time for cause, after notice and a hearing, revoke, any such license. An application for a renewal shall be on a form furnished by the colonel.

Must provide 3 references that are citizens of Massachusetts.

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



Fees: $550.00 Fee

$5000.00 Surety Bond

Optional $100 fee for firearms application.

Renewal Information: $150.00
The renewal form is available at the following website:
https://mspcert.chs.state.ma.us/cert

Forms:
https://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/msp/prof-stds/cert-unit/download-applications.html
(617) 727-3200



Massachusetts requires licensing for Lowell Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

Only licensed investigators can conduct investigations in Massachusetts.

State Licensing Authority: Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts, Inc.
Website: https://www.lpdam.com/
Phone: 508-584-4747

Massachusetts licenses are only good in Massachusetts, there is no State Reciprocity.


Lowell Private Investigator Listing

10 Foster Dr Norton, MA 02766
Norton, Massachusetts 02766
Phone : 508-494-8307
Email : philiplandry@comcast.net
Office Contact: Philip Landry

Bay State Detective Agency

1804 Broughton Dr
Beverly, Massachusetts 
Phone : 978-595-8471
Email : davidalmeida@mail.com
Office Contact: David Almeida

Michael McDonough.

139 Pleasant St Woburn, Ma. 01801 781.589.0359
Woburn, Massachusetts 
Phone : 781-589-0359
Email : mmcdonough1@comcast.net
Office Contact: Michael McDonough.

New England Surveillance Specialist

PO Box 300, Ipswich, MA
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
Phone : 978-412-9008
Email : bdavis@nesurveillance.com
Office Contact: Brian Davis


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