ICS World Private Investigator Private Investigator Services Since 1967
1 (800) 828-9198 - Toll Free 24hrs
001 480-990-8888 - International
Confidential & Recommended Private Investigator Services Since 1967

Private Investigator
Free Consultation

Available 24 hours with Rapid Response

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

ICS offers a full range of private investigation services throughout Nebraska and our investigations are always performed by Licensed Nebraska Private Investigators. ICS 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 start your case with ICS.

Nebraska Private Investigators and Detectives

Local Nebraska Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Nebraska 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.

Nebraska Private Investigator

A private investigator in Nebraska must apply for a license through the Secretary of State and is required to have a minimum of 3000 hours experience. Because of this, most private investigators in Nebraska and retired or ex law enforcement or come from a military background.

You can rest assured that any Nebraska Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Nebraska laws and participates in any required continuing education. It is important for you to understand local laws, as it is equally illegal to hire an unlicensed private investigator in a state that requires it, as well as to operate a private investigative agency without a license.

Private Investigator in Nebraska

As of 2011, the estimated population of Nebraska was 1,842,641 people. With 89% of Nebraska cities having fewer than 3000 people, it’s easy to see how spread out the state's population is. Out of the 147 cities, only 2 contain a population greater than 100,000. Omaha, NE has a population of approximately 408,958 and Lincoln, NE with a population of 258,379.

Nebraska Private Investigators

Nebraska is broken into two land regions as well as two time zones. In the east, You can observe the Dissected Till Plains which were formed from Ice Age Glaciers. Both Omaha and Lincoln are located here and fall under the Eastern Time Zone. The western side of the state falls under Mountain Standard Time and consists of the Great Plains.

ICS provides a full range of investigations for Nebraska , and has private investigators in every major region. Whether your case involves  missing persons, extramarital affairs, asset searches, background checks, infidelity, adultery surveillance, child custody, or any kind of other service, ICS can help. With the experience and resources we have, we can get you the answers you are looking for.

Nebraska Background Checks

Do you need a Background Check performed in Nebraska? Background checks are some of the most useful services a private investigator can provide to their clients. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is merely the first step into a more in-depth investigation. If you need a Nebraska 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 Nebraska since 1967.

Nebraska Background Check

Private Investigation Cases Map for in Nebraska

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.

  • 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 Nebraska

Nebraska Association of Private Investigators

Website: None listed

About Nebraska:


The official site of Nebraska:

Website: https://www.nebraska.gov/index.phtml?section=nol

Recent Investigation Inquiries

Origin Investigation Location Case Type
Elgin, Nebraska Nebraska Unfaithful or Cheating Partner
Norfolk, Nebraska Nebraska Adultery or Infidelity Investigations Marital
Omaha, Nebraska Nebraska Paternity Investigations and Testing
Omaha, Nebraska Nebraska Activity Checks
Lincoln, Nebraska Nebraska Other Private Investigator Case
Columbus, Ohio Nebraska Locate Lost People
Lincoln, Nebraska Nebraska Other Private Investigator Case
La Vista, Nebraska Nebraska Private
Omaha, Nebraska Mexico Criminal Investigation
St. Louis, Nebraska Nebraska Other Private Investigator Case

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns


Nebraska has three types of Investigator licenses: An Agency license, a Private Detective license, and a Plainclothes Investigator license.

A licence exam is required where the applicant must score an 80% or higher.
Reference Website: http://www.sos.ne.gov/licensing/private_eye/

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.sos.ne.gov/licensing/private_eye/
Email: sos.licensing@nebraska.gov
Secretary of State, P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 68509-4608
Phone: (402) 471-2385
Fax: (402) 471-2530

NAPI - Nebraska Association of Private Investigators

Citation Statute:
Neb. Rev. Stat. §§71-3201 through 71-

Website: http://www.sos.state.ne.us/licensing/private_eye/pdf/pi_stat.pdf

Qualifications Requirement:
005.01. Before being approved by the Secretary of State all applicants for a private detective
license or a private detective agency license must meet or exceed the following requirements:
005.01A. Minimum of 3000 hours of verifiable investigative experience, or
005.01B. A minimum of 2500 hours of verifiable investigative experience if the
applicant has completed an associate degree in Criminal Justice, or a closely related field,
from an accredited, regionally recognized, degree-awarding university, college or
community college, or
005.01C. A minimum of 2000 hours of verifiable investigative experience if the
applicant has completed a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, or a closely related field,
from an accredited, regionally recognized, degree-awarding university or college, and
005.01D. A minimum score of 80% on the license exam.

006.01. Before being approved by the Secretary of State all applicants for a plain clothes
investigators license must meet or exceed the following requirements:
006.01A. A minimum score of 80% on the license exam.
006.01B. A statement signed by the agency license holder who the plain clothes
investigator will be employed by ensuring that each investigator has the necessary
knowledge to competently practice in the private investigative business.
006.02. A plain clothes investigator license shall be null and void upon the following
circumstances: expiration of agency, termination of employment
006.03. All plain clothes investigators must be employed by a licensed Nebraska private
detective agency.
006.04. In addition to the requirements set forth in these rules before being approved by the
Secretary of State all applicants for a plain clothes investigators license must meet all the
requirements set forth for licensure under the Private Detective Licensing Act.
Annotation: Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 71-3201 and 71-3205

Reciprocity: Nebraska does not have reciprocity agreements with any other states.

Testing: 007. LICENSE EXAM
007.01. The license exam shall consist of questions aimed at determining whether the applicant
has the reasonably necessary knowledge, experience, and competency to engage in and perform
the duties of the secret service or private policing business.
007.01A. Knowledge of the Nebraska Private Detective Act and laws related to or
affecting private detective work, including but not limited to:
007.01A1. Provisions of Neb. Rev. Stat. 71-3201 through 71-3213 the Nebraska
private detective licensing act
007.01A2. Basic requirements to become a license holder
007.01A3. Debt collection restrictions
007.01A4. Surety bond requirements
007.01A5. Minimum number of hours of experience to apply for a detective
007.01A6. Disqualification for application of private detective license
007.01A7. Expiration date of all license holders
007.01A8. Restrictions on duties of plain clothes investigators
007.01A9. Advertising for private detective services
007.01A10. License renewal requirements
007.01A11. Interception of wire of electronic communications (wiretapping)
007.01A12. Trespassing
007.01A13. Carrying a concealed weapon
007.01A14. Provisions of the Nebraska private detective licensing rules and
007.01A15. Intrusion
007.02. The license exam shall be administered at such places and times as the Secretary of
State may determine, but in no event shall the test be held more than 30 days after an applicant's
request to take the test. Any applicant who does not pass the exam must wait at least 21 days
before re-taking the exam. If an applicant does not pass the test after three tries the applicant
shall be considered incompetent to receive a license for private investigative work in the State of
Nebraska, and shall not be eligible to take the test again. A passing exam score shall be valid for
2 years from the date of examination.
Annotation: Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 71-3205

The license exam shall consist of questions aimed at determining whether the applicant
has the reasonably necessary knowledge, experience, and competency to engage in and perform the duties of the secret service or private policing business.

Must score 80% or higher.

Fees: Agency License
$100.00 + $38
Private Detective License
$50.00 + $38
Plainclothes Investigator License
$25.00 + $38

Renewal Information: All licenses are required to be renewed by June 30 of each even numbered year.

008.01A. Private Detective …………………………..$50.00.
008.01B. Private Detective Agency ………………...$100.00.
008.01C. Plain Clothes Investigator…………….……$25.00.

Forms: An application for private detective, private detective agency or plain clothes investigator must be requested from the Licensing Division.

(402) 471-2385

Advertising Restrictions: 002. PRIVATE DETECTIVE BUSINESS
002.01. For purposes of the Act advertising or holding oneself out as being engaged in the
private detective business shall mean and include:
002.01A. Placing advertisements offering private detective, secret service or private
policing services.
002.01B. Distributing business cards using stationary or letterhead indicating the
individual or entity offers private detective, secret service or private policing services.
002.01C. Soliciting clients for the purpose of performing private detective, secret
service, or private policing services.
002.02. Advertising in state and local publication must be the same as identified on the
application form.
002.02A. Private detective agency advertising must have a private detective agency
002.02B. Private detective advertising must be advertising as an individual performing
private detective work.
002.02C. Plain clothes investigators may only advertise as employees of a private
detective agency that they are employed.
Annotation: Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 71-3201 and 71-3202

Nebraska Private Investigator Licensing

Nebraska State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies

State Licensing Authority: Secretary of State of Nebraska
Website: https://www.sos.state.ne.us/business/corp_serv/
Email: Corporate_Inquiries@sos.ne.gov
Phone: (402)471-4079

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

Nebraska Private Investigator Listing

Barb Steil

3939 South 58th St, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Phone : 402-416-1839
Email : barb@infocusinvestigations.com
Office Contact: Barb Steil

Sterling Investigations

PO Box 6242
Omaha, Nebraska 68106
Phone : 402-341-0989
Email : sbmsrhog@cox.net || sterlinginvestigationsinc@cox.net
Office Contact: Scott Mitchell

Copyright © 2019 International Counterintelligence Services, Inc. All rights reserved.