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


Local Springfield Private Investigator

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

Springfield 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. In Springfield, however, with a population of 153,000, the crime rates are notably higher. Safer than only six (6) percent of U.S. cities, there were a staggering 10.34 violent crimes reported per 1,000 residents and 48.91 property crimes. Both numbers are substantially higher than the state and national medians, and they indicate a dire need for supplemental investigative resources. By hiring a private investigator such as those in the ICS global network, you will know that an experienced and highly skilled professional is dedicated to your case.

How to become a Private Investigator in Springfield

  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

Springfield Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Springfield 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 Springfield 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.

Springfield Birth Parent Locate

Are you trying to locate a birth parent who you believe to be somewhere in Springfield, Massachusetts? Are you in Springfield, Massachusetts but believe your birth parents are somewhere else? As an adopted child, it can sometimes be hard dealing with all the unanswered questions about your birth parents. Before trying to locate your birth parent on your own, give us a call and speak with an expert investigator. Our experienced private investigators will help create an action plan to help you get the answers you are looking for. Don't get caught up with the bureaucracy of trying to get facts uncovered. ICS has been conducting Springfield Birth Parent Locate Investigations since 1967 and has reunited thousands of families back together. Call us today and get started with your birth parent locate investigation now.

Springfield Background Investigation

Do you need help with a background investigation in Springfield? Are you in Springfield but need a background investigation conducted somewhere else? Background investigations are a great source of information private investigators can provide. Sometimes a Springfield Background Investigation may be the only thing you need on a subject. In other circumstances, additional investigation services may be required in conjunction with a Springfield background investigation in order to get all the information you need. If you would like to learn more about how ICS can help you with a background investigation contact us and speak with a licensed private investigator over a free consultation.

Springfield Cheating Spouse Investigation

Are you located in Springfield, Massachusetts and need help with a cheating spouse investigation? Are you located somewhere else but need help with a cheating spouse investigation in Springfield, Massachusetts? There could be many reasons as to why someone might have there suspicions that their spouse is cheating but before you jump to conclusions it's important to have your facts straight. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing Cheating Spouse Investigations in Springfield since 1967 and we have investigators ready and waiting to deploy wherever your investigation is needed. Call us and learn more about Springfield Cheating Spouse Investigations and find out how we can help you with your investigation today.


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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 Springfield


Recent Investigation Inquiries

Origin Investigation Location Case Type
Springfield, Illinois Illinois White Collar Crime
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Springfield, Massachusetts Massachusetts Cheating Wife Investigation
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Springfield, Virginia Illinois Cheating Spouse Investigation
Springfield, Missouri Missouri Unfaithful or Cheating Partner
Springfield, Illinois Ohio Locate Lost People
Springfield, Illinois Illinois Unfaithful or Cheating Partner
Springfield, Virginia Virginia Child Abuse or Molestation
Springfield, Illinois Illinois Cheating Spouse 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 Springfield 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.


Springfield 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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