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Discover more about private investigators capability, employment and regulations in Michigan.


ICS offers a full range of private investigation services throughout Michigan and our investigations are always performed by Licensed Michigan Private Investigators. ICS affiliate investigators are held to the highest levels of professionalism and you can expect all reports and findings to be reported accurately and in a timely fashion.Contact us today to begin your case.


Local Michigan Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Michigan are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.

Michigan Private Investigator

A private investigator in Michigan must apply to the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, Licensing Division and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Michigan private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator. Often times a degree in Criminal Justice or other security and investigation work can be just as important to prospective employers.

In the State of Michigan, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a Michigan Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any Michigan private investigator assigned to your case is licensed and insured in accordance with Michigan State Laws and participates in the required continuing education.

Private Investigator in Michigan

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the State of Michigan, and experienced private investigators every major metropolitan region. Whether your case involves fraud, adultery, missing persons, child custody, extramarital affairs or infidelity, asset searches, surveillance, background checks or any of our other services, ICS has the resources and expertise to find the answers you need.

Michigan Background Check

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the State of Michigan? Are you in Michigan and need a background check performed elsewhere? ICS can provide this service and many others. Background checks are one of the most well known and useful investigation tools a private investigator can provide. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is merely the first step into a more in-depth investigation, providing clues and leads for the investigator and client to pursue. If you need a Michigan background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Michigan just like you get results since 1967.


Michigan Background Check

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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

  • New Strategic Partner for Michigan

    ICS a leader in private investigations throughout the United States and the World, has announced a new strategic partner in Michigan to handle our investigations in this local market

    10/22/2013

  • 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 Michigan

The State of Michigan Official Website

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/

Michigan Council of Professional Investigators

Website: https://www.mcpihome.com/

Michigan State Police

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/msp/

Michigan Legislature

Website: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/dleg/

About Michigan:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan


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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Michigan refers to private investigators as professional investigators. They must be licensed through the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Reference Website: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35414_60647_35469---,00.html

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-35299_35414---,00.html
Email: bcslic@michigan.gov
Licensing Division, P.O. Box 30004, Lansing, Michigan, United States, 48909
Phone: 517-373-1820

Associations:
Michigan Council of Private Investigators

Citation Statute:
Michigan Legislature 338.821-338.851

Professional Investigator Licensure Act
Act 285 of 1965

Website: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ux5nra55d4krizyb1a2mr0np))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-act-285-of-1965&queryid=2065916&highlight

Qualifications Requirement:
A licensed professional investigator must meet the following requirements:

(a) Is a citizen of the United States.

(b) Is not less than 25 years of age.

(c) Has a high school education or its equivalent.

(d) Has not been convicted of a felony, or a misdemeanor involving any of the following:

(i) Dishonesty or fraud.

(ii) Unauthorized divulging or selling of information or evidence.

(iii) Impersonation of a law enforcement officer or employee of the United States or a state, or a political subdivision of the United States or a state.

(iv) Illegally using, carrying, or possessing a dangerous weapon.

(v) Two or more alcohol related offenses.

(vi) Controlled substances as defined under the Michigan Public Health Code.

(vii) An assault.

(e) Has not been dishonorably discharged from a branch of the United States military service.

(f) For a period of not less than 3 years has been or is any of the following on a full-time basis:

(i) Lawfully engaged in the professional investigation business as a licensee, registrant, or investigative

employee in another state.

(ii) Lawfully engaged in the investigation business as an investigative employee of the holder of a license to conduct a professional investigation agency.

(iii) An investigator, detective, special agent, intelligence specialist, parole agent, probation officer, or certified police officer employed by any government executive, military, judicial, or legislative agency, or other public authority engaged in investigative or intelligence activities.

(iv) A graduate of an accredited institution of higher education with a baccalaureate or postgraduate degree in the field of police administration, security management, investigation, law, criminal justice, or computer forensics certificated study that is acceptable to the department.

(v) Lawfully engaged in the investigation business as a full-time proprietary or in-house investigator employed by a business or attorney, or as an investigative reporter employed by a recognized media outlet, acceptable to the department.

(g) Has posted a $10,000.00 bond or insurance policy provided for in this act.

(2) In the case of a person, firm, partnership, company, limited liability company, or corporation now doing or seeking to do business in this state, the manager shall comply with the qualifications of this section.

Reciprocity: Michigan does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states



Fees: Sole Proprietor/LLC/Corporation Application $750.00
Fingerprints $49.25
Branch Office Application $125.00

Renewal Information: Sole Proprietor/LLC/Corporation Renewal $300.00
Sole Proprietor/LLC/Corporation Relicensure $750.00
Branch Office Renewal $125.00

Forms:
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35414_36748---,00.html
517-373-1820



Michigan State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

State Licensing Authority: Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
Website: https://michigan.gov/cis
Email: bcslic@michigan.gov
Phone: (517) 241-9288

Licensed Michigan investigators have reciprocity and can conduct investigations in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois.

Michigan Private Investigator Listing

Arrow Investigations

8971 Huron Dr.
Howard City, Michigan 49329
Phone : 231-937-9973(o); 616-291-7854(c)
Email : arrowinvestigations@charter.net
Office Contact: Thomas Kropewnicki

Gil Powell II

506 N.Cedar st. Kalkaska, Michigan, 49646
Kalkaska, Michigan 49646
Phone : (231) 384-6121
Email : powell2g@yahoo.com
Office Contact: Gil Powell II

JMW Investigations

54732 Shelby Rd Ste 333
Shelby Township (Detroit Metro), Michigan 48316
Phone : (586) 731-1432
Email : woodsinves@aol.com
Office Contact: Joel Woods

Premier Investigtions

PO Box 150962, Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49515
Phone : 616-291-9226
Email : info@premierinvestigations.com
Office Contact: Todd Hudson

Steven J. Taylor

413 Ferris Ypsilanti, MI
, Michigan 48197
Phone : 313-421-8013
Email : steventaylor181@gmail.com
Office Contact:

Vital Intelligence Agency

29610 Middlebelt Ste 2301
Farmington (Detroit Metro), Michigan 48334
Phone : 248-787-7779
Email : vitalintel@gmail.com
Office Contact: Alekos Alexopoulos

WDS Investigations

PO Box 220, Taylor, MI
Taylor, Michigan 48180
Phone : 734-341-5481
Email : findout@wdspi.com
Office Contact: Will Sowders


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