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

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

If you need a private investigator in Albany 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 Albany and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.

Local Albany Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Albany 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 (800) 828-9198.

A private investigator in Albany must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the investigations field. If a person meets the minimum experience requirement they may apply to the NYS Department of State and take the NY State issued exam. All investigators hired by ICS not only meet NY requirements, but also must pass our requirements and meet all of our expectations associated with the ICS name.

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

Albany Private Investigator

The State of New York has nearly 20 million residents, but crime rates are low compared to the national averages, despite the reputation of New York City. The rate for violent crimes is 3.98 per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.9 nationally. Property crimes, however, are a mere 19.12 offenses per 1,000 residents, compared to 29.1 nationally. However, the city of Albany has a notably high rate of both violent and property crimes, averaging 9.64 and 47.78 annually per 1,000 residents, respectively. Despite those rates, Albany is safer than 6% of other U.S. cities. Perhaps the most shocking statistic is the crimes committed per square mile in Albany, which is a staggering 256, compared to just 47 in the State of New York, and 39.6 nationally. With so much crime occurring in such a small area, it may be necessary for you to supplement the efforts of the local law enforcement agencies with the use of a private investigator. Commissioning private help such as ICS investigators will assure that the proper time and resources are dedicated to solving your case.

The New York State Division of Licensing Services oversees the licensing and regulation of private investigators. Applicants for licensure are required to be at least 25 years of age and a principal in the business being licensed. You must have passed a written exam within 2 years of applying, and you must have three (3) years of related experience.

How to become a Private Investigator in Albany

  1. Obtain a minimum of 3 years of investigative experience.
  2. Apply to take the private investigator exam
  3. Once you receive a passing grade, submit your certification along with your application to become an investigator.

Albany Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Albany 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 Albany 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.

Albany Background Investigation

Do you need a background check in Albany? Are you in Albany but need a background investigation elsewhere? ICS can provide full background investigations that can be extremely useful for our clients. Sometimes a background investigation is all you need, while in other circumstances it is simply a small part of a much larger investigation. ICS can help create an action plan that will get you the information your looking for and determine the best course of action for getting it.

Albany Birth Parent Locate Investigation

Are you in Albany and need to find your birth parent? Many children who are given up for adoption spend many of their years with questions about their biological parents such as who they were, why did they give them up and many other emotionally difficult questions. ICS has the resources and ability to locate birth parents in Albany or anywhere else your biological parents may be living now.

Albany Child Custody and Visitation

There are numerous factors taken into consideration when the court determines the custody parent. Sometimes there are a number of negative factors about your spouse that may be difficult to prove when attempt to gain custody of your child. It's because of this that it is important to find and prove these facts that will also be admissible in a court room. ICS private investigators can get you these facts so that you can be fully prepared during your child custody court hearing.

Private Investigation Cases Map for near Albany, New York

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

  • Nick Francis Joins ICS Authorized Sub Contract Investigator

    As part of our continued mission to provide professional private investigations we have authorized Mr. Nick Francis to work on behalf of our cases in his authorized territory and for the case matters he is most able to satisfy. 01/30/2015

  • New Strategic Partner for New York

    International Counterintelligence Services ("ICS"), a leader in private investigations throughout the United States and the World, has announced a new strategic partner in New York and New Jersey to handle our investigations in these local... 10/22/2013

  • ICS Seeking New York Licensee

    ICS is actively seeking a qualified private investigator to become a licensee of ICS World for the State of New York.


  • 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

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