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If you need a private investigator in Manchester to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation please fill out a Private Investigator Free Consultation. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in Manchester and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.

Local Manchester Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Manchester 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 Manchester must go through a detailed background check and be licensed under the New Hampshire Department of Public Safety and is overseen by the New Hampshire State Police. Although there are no requirements other than to be licensed to become a private investigator, many agents come from military or police background.

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

Manchester Private Investigator

The State of New Hampshire boasts a population of approximately 1.3 million people, but has one of the lower crime rates in the country.  Only 32,584 violent and property crimes were reported in 2011, averaging 24.72 annually per 1,000 residents (compared to 33.0 nationally).    Of those, 1.88 were violent crimes (compared to 3.9 nationally) and 22.84 were property crimes (compared to 29.1 nationally).  The average of only seven (7) offenses reported per square mile is substantially lower than the national average of 39.6.  The city of Manchester, with its population of nearly 110,000, is rated safer than 13% of cities in the United States.  Of the 43.81 index crimes reported per 1,000 residents, 5.63 were violent and 38.19 were property-related.  Both numbers were above both the state averages as well as the national medians.  This indicates a true need for supplemental investigation of crimes and misdemeanors, despite the best efforts of local law enforcement.  The licensed private investigators in the ICS network are all highly trained, and they will be dedicated to your case until the very end.

How to become a Private Investigator in Manchester

  1. Complete at least 2 years of investigation experience as well as a degree in criminal justice. Alternatively gain at least 4 years experience as a fire investigator police officer or other related fields.
  2. Submit to a criminal background check
  3. Obtain a surety bond for $50,000 in New Hampshire.
  4. If you plan on carrying a firearm you must undergo 4 hours of instruction in safety techniques training before receiving a permit to carry a firearm.

Manchester Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Manchester 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 Manchester 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.

Manchester Hidden Asset Investigation

Do you need a hidden asset investigation in Manchester? Are you in Manchester but need a hidden asset investigation elsewhere? There are many reasons as to why someone might want to hide assets. In many cases people hide them to avoid paying taxes or avoid paying money out during a divorce. For whatever the reason ICS can find them. We have expert hidden asset investigators in Manchester that have the skills and resources to find even the hardest accounts and get you the information you need. Call ICS today and speak with a private investigator and learn what we can do to help you with your hidden asset investigation.

Locate Lost People investigation in Manchester

Are you in Manchester and attempting to locate a lost person? Are you in Manchester but believe the person you are looking for has left the city and state? ICS has been conducting locate lost people investigations in Manchester since 1967 and has experienced private investigators with a global reach to help find people. If you need help locating lost people contact ICS and learn about how our private investigators can help you with your case.

Manchester Divorce Investigation

Are you going through a divorce in Manchester and need to know more about your spouse? In many cases a spouse may hide assets from the other person in order to avoid paying extra money during the divorce proceeding. In other cases, children may be involved and you need to gather evidence to help support your custody over the child. Whatever your reasoning may be ICS can help you with a divorce investigation. To learn more about divorce investigations in Manchester call ICS and speak with a private investigator who can review what we can do for you and your case.

Private Investigation Cases Map for near Manchester, New Hampshire

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

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

New Hampshire

New Hampshire has two types of licenses:
An Agency License
A Private Investigator License
New Hampshire also requires that the applicant posses either an Associates degree of Science or a Bachelors degree of Science.
Reference Website: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/isb/index.html

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/isb/index.html
New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of State Police Permits and Licensing Unit, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire, United States, 03305
Phone: (603) 271-3575
Fax: (603) 271-0306

Citation Statute:

Qualifications Requirement:
Must be a resident of the United States

Must be at least 18 years of age

No record of violent misdemeanors, or theft, fraud, or felony convictions

Either an Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and two years minimum employment as a licensed investigator; a minimum of four years as a full-time firefighter and certification by the International Association of Arson Investigators; a minimum of four years experience as a full-time law enforcement officer; or a minimum of four years employment as a full-time licensed private detective (applies to an individual or an agency but not to an employee of an agency)

File a surety bond for $50,000

Two sets of fingerprints required for armed private detective applicants

Firearms qualification required for armed private investigators

Provide documentation of qualifications

Submit application in person

Neither New Hampshire residency nor US citizenship is required

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

Fees: Private individual (biennial license)

Criminal record check

Background investigative fee: $10

Agency employing more than one person (biennial license)

Fingerprinting: $26.50

Renewal Information: Licenses must be renewed every two years. $150 to renew.


Continuing Education: Armed private detectives are required to meet minimum requirements in the use of firearms at least once per year including four hours of instruction in firearm techniques and safety.

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