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


Local Fargo Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Fargo 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 Fargo must be at least 18 years old, pass an FBI background check and be fully licensed by the state of North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board.

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

Fargo Private Investigator

 Despite a population of nearly 700,000 people, the State of North Dakota is on the low end of the spectrum in terms of crime rates.  In 2011, fewer than 15,000 index crimes were reported, which averages 21.84 annually per 1,000 residents.  Of those, 2.47 are violent crimes (compared to 3.9 nationally), and 19.37 are property crimes (compared to 29.1 nationally).  Fargo, with its population of 107,000, is rated safer than 27% of cities in the United States.  Of the 29.45 index crimes reported per 1,000 residents in 2011, 3.58 were violent and 25.87 were property crimes, both below the national medians.  Despite the relatively low crime rates, there is still a need to supplement the overworked local law enforcement agencies’ efforts.  Licensed investigators with ICS are the perfect solution, providing services from highly trained and experienced professionals who will dedicate their time and energy to your case all the way to the end.

How to become a Private Investigator in Fargo

  1. Must be over 18 years old and have a high school diploma.
  2. Submit fingerprints and a background check to the state.
  3. Pass the state issued private investigator exam.
  4. Obtain a minimum of 2000 hours of experience under the supervision of another private investigator.

Fargo Private Investigator Restrictions

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

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Fargo 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 Fargo 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.

Fargo Accident Reconstruction

Were you involved in an accident in Fargo that is questionable as to what really happened? Traffic collisions are often hastily investigated and sometimes factors that should have been considered can be left uninvestigated. This typically leaves the insurance companies left to conduct their own investigations with their best interest in mind. Don't let insurance companies take advantage of you. ICS can provide accident reconstruction investigations in Fargo and find out exactly what happened during the accident with evidence that will be admissible in court.

Fargo Hidden Asset Investigation

Do you need a hidden asset investigation in Fargo? Are you in Fargo but need a hidden asset investigation conducted elsewhere? ICS has been helping clients since 1967 find hidden assets for clients and has the knowledge, experience and reach to get it done anywhere in the world. There are many reasons as to why someone might want to hide assets from you but ICS can help. Call today and speak with a private investigator and learn more about fargo hidden asset investigations and what we can do to help you start your case.

Fargo Background Investigation

Are you in Fargo and need a background investigation? Are you in Fargo but need a background investigation conducted elsewhere? International Counterintelligence Services has the knoweledge, resources and reach in Fargo to gather all the information you need for your background investigation. For many clients a background investigation is all that person needs, where other investigations require a background investigation conducted first before diving deeper in a much more thoughough investigation. Call ICS today to learn more about background investigations and how we can help you with your case.


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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



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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

North Dakota

North Dakota has two types of licenses, a Private Investigator License and a Private Detective Agency license.
Reference Website: http://www.nd.gov/pisb/elig.html

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.nd.gov/pisb/elig.html
North Dakota Private Investigation & Security Board, 513 E. Bismarck Expressway, Suite 5, Bismarck, North Dakota, United States, 58504
Phone: (701) 222-3063

Citation Statute:
43-30-01 through 43-30-16

Website: https://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c30.pdf

Qualifications Requirement:
Be at least eighteen years of age.

Be a high school graduate or hold the equivalent of a high school diploma.

Have not been convicted or adjudged guilty in any jurisdiction of one of the following offenses or its equivalent in another jurisdiction, including juvenile adjudication that the individual has engaged in similar conduct: any felony, any class A or B misdemeanor involving an act of violence or intimidation as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapters 12.1-16 through 12.1-25 and chapter 12.1-31.2 or involving controlled substances as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapter 19-03.1, any offense involving theft as defined in North Dakota Century Code chapter 12.1-23, including shoplifting; or any other offense which must be reported to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation under North Dakota Century Code section 12.1-32-15. This subsection will not prohibit the board from issuing a license or registration to an individual if the board determines the offense does not have a direct bearing upon the individual's ability to provide private investigative services to the public and the individual has been sufficiently rehabilitated pursuant to the provisions of North Dakota Century
Code section 12.1-33-02.1, or a full pardon has been granted.

Be free of mental condition or defect, which would interfere with the individual's ability to provide services in a professional and competent manner.

Have not committed an act which the board determines is indicative of bad moral character and which has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to serve the public, including but not limited to offenses other than those listed in subsection three of this section.

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



Fees: Licensed Private Investigator - $130.00
Licensed Detective Agency - $250.00
ND BCI Criminal Search - $30.00
FBI Criminal Search - $22.00

Renewal Information: A license to provide private investigative or security services is valid for a two-year period, ending on September thirtieth of each odd-numbered year. License fees must be prorated for the portion of each license period the license is in effect.

The fee to be paid by an applicant for the initial issuance or the renewal of a license as a private investigator or a license to provide private security services may not exceed one hundred fifty dollars. A late fee not to exceed fifty dollars may be charged for each month the renewal fee is due and unpaid

Forms:
http://www.nd.gov/pisb/forms.html


Continuing Education: The board may adopt rules establishing the requirements for the continuing education of persons licensed under this chapter. The board may refuse to renew, suspend, or revoke any license issued under this chapter or place on probationary status any licensee on proof that the licensee has failed to meet the applicable continuing education requirements. Applicants for accreditation of continuing education courses, classes, or activities may be charged a reasonable fee as determined by the board.




Fargo Private Investigator Listing

Sentry Investigations, LLC

4342 15th Avenue South, Suite 206
Fargo, North Dakota Fargo, ND 58103
Phone : Mobile: 701-429-7920; Office: 701-298-9051
Email : fgaber@sentrypi.com
Office Contact: Francine Gaber

W.T. Butcher & Associates, LTD

1531 Country Lane Bismarck ND
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone : 701-224-1541
Email : bill.wtba@midconetwork.com
Office Contact: Bill Butcher


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