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Columbus Ohio Private Investigator

ICS offers a full range of private investigation services throughout the world. To meet the ICS mission within the State of Ohio in an affordable, reliable and confidential manner, we are proud to announce that twenty-five year veteran of Columbus private investigations Mr. Michael Antonoff is the new owner and operator of ICS of Ohio. He has conducted business as SRM Investigations and operates under the Homeland Security Division with the license number 201021001676. We encourage you to contact Mr. Antonoff by phone for your Columbus private investigation needs by calling (888) 223-6494 or submitting an Columbus private investigator free consultation today.

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Ohio Columbus, Ohio Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Columbus, Ohio Sandusky, Ohio Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Computer Forensics Investigation
Grove city , Ohio Columbus, Ohio Parental or Caretaker Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
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Ohio Columbus, Ohio Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Paternity Investigations and Testing
Ohio Columbus, Ohio Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Missing Persons

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Description of Private Investigations in Columbus

Columbus Private Investigator

A private investigator in Columbus must apply to the Ohio Department of Public Safety and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Columbus 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 Ohio, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a Ohio Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any Columbus private investigator assigned to your case with ICS is an authorized sub-contractor fully licensed and insured in accordance with Ohio State Laws and participates in the required continuing education.

Private Investigator in Columbus

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the City of Columbus, and has authorized sub-contractors in 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.

Columbus Computer Forensics Private Investigator

Columbus Private Investigator

ICS private investigators in Columbus are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics investigations in Columbus to scientifically analyze the data held on, or retrieved from computer storage media in such a way that the information can be used as evidence in a Ohio court of law. Our Columbus computer forensics investigators securely collect the suspect data and exam its contents based on the purpose of the investigation. Computer forensics investigators at ICS in Columbus provide services such as: data recovery of emails, instant messages, and all types of files, virus and spyware detection and removal, email tracing, pornography detection, computer and network intrusion detection and prevention, internet history evaluation, hidden files detection, and more. Our forensic technicians are knowledgeable and available to provide these services for desktop computers, laptops, network servers, digital cameras, media cards, smart phones including the iPhone, and most other forms of media and data storage. If you need a computer forensics investigator, click now to begin a Computer Forensics Private Investigation.

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

Technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) eavesdropping detection and bug sweeps are designed to detect any means of eavesdropping or electronic bugs in use at your home, office or vehicle. The TSCM professionals with ICS are highly qualified, certified and accredited. Whether your case involves suspicion of corporate espionage, stalking, intrusion into your private affairs, extortion, identity theft, or any other malicious attempt to harm you through information theft, the TSCM professionals at ICS are ready to assist you with an in-depth, comprehensive survey. A technical surveillance countermeasures sweep with ICS involves both physical and electronic inspection of the area of concern to determine if any means of eavesdropping or information theft are in use, like infrared, laser, audio recording, video recording, phone taps, GPS tracking, hidden cameras, wireless microphones, radio transmitters, cell phone interceptors, and more. If you suspect that one of these devices, or any other means of eavesdropping or information theft, have been used against you, contact ICS today to begin a TSCM eavesdropping detection and bug sweep. A technical surveillance countermeasures eavesdropping detection and bug sweep is a service offered by ICS and is not itself an investigation; ICS will work with a Columbus private investigator to report findings and take action in the event of a discovery of illegal surveillance activities.

Columbus Background Check

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the City of Columbus? Are you in Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus just like you get results since 1967.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Columbus

Official Website of the City of Columbus

Website: http://www.ci.columbus.oh.us/

Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services

Website: http://www.ohoasis.com/

The State of Ohio Official Website

Website: http://ohio.gov/

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Website: http://www.homelandsecurity.ohio.gov/

Ohio State Legislature

Website: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/

Ohio Revised Code

Website: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc

About Columbus:


Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Ohio Private Investigator License

Ohio requires a private investigator to be licensed with the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
Reference Website: http://www.homelandsecurity.ohio.gov/ohs_pisg.stm

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.homelandsecurity.ohio.gov/ohs_pisg.stm
Email: pisg@dps.state.oh.us
Division of Homeland Security/PI/SG Unit, 1970 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43223
Phone: (614) 466-4130
Fax: (614) 752-6380

Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services

Citation Statute:
Ohio Revised Code
Title 47: Occupations - Professions
Chapter 4749: Private Investigators; Security Services

Website: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4749

Qualifications Requirement:
Any individual, partnership or corporation may be licensed to conduct the business of private investigation or security services, or both, if the applicant meets the following requirements:

Has a good reputation for integrity, has not been convicted of a felony within the last twenty years or any offense involving moral turpitude, and has not been adjudicated incompetent for the purpose of holding the license, as provided in 5122.30.1 of the Revised Code, without having been restored to legal capacity for that purpose.

Depending upon the class of license for which application is made, for a continuous period of at least two years immediately preceding application for a license, has been engaged in investigatory or security services work for a law enforcement or other public agency engaged in investigatory activities, or for a private investigator or security guard provider, or engaged in the practice of law, or has acquired equivalent experience as determined by rule of the director of public safety.

Demonstrates competency as a private investigator or security guard provider by passing an examination devised for this purpose by the director of public safety.

Submits evidence of comprehensive general liability insurance coverage, or other equivalent guarantee approved by the director in such form and in principal amounts satisfactory to the director, but not less than one hundred thousand dollars for each person and three hundred thousand dollars for each occurrence for bodily injury liability, and one hundred thousand dollars for property damage liability.

Satisfactorily passes the criminal background check.

Provides character references from at least five reputable citizens, each of whom has known the applicant, officer, or qualifying agent for at least five years preceding the application, and none of whom are connected with the applicant, officer, or qualifying agent by blood or marriage.

Testing: An examination is necessary in order to become licensed in the state of Ohio.

Fees: Pays the requisite examination ($25 fee which is non-refundable) and license fee ($375 which is refundable if a license is not issued).

Private Investigation Cases covered in this Area:
Abondoned Property Investigation Juror Vetting (Jury Selection)
Accident Reconstruction Kidnapping and Ransom Situation
Activity Checks Labor Dispute Monitoring
Adopted Child Locate Investigation Land Ownership and Title Investigation
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital) Litigation & Legal Support (Active Case)
AOE or COE Insurance Investigation Locate Lost People
Arson or Fire Loss Investigation Loss and Theft Investigations
Background Checks (Online Dating) Lost Family Member
Background Investigation Malpractice Investigation
Background Investigation (Pre-Marital or Pre-nuptial) Maritime or Boating Investigations
Bankruptcy Due Diligence Medical and Dental Malpractice
Beneficiary Investigations Mergers and Acquisitions Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation Mind Control or Brainwashing Investigations
Blacklisting and Blackballing Investigations Missing Persons
Bomb Threats and Detection Missing Pet Investigations
Bug Sweeps Mobile Phone and PDA Seizures
Cargo and Transportation Investigation Money Laundering Investigations
Cargo Theft Investigation Mortgage Fraud Investigations
CDL Verification Mystery and Secret Shopper
Cellphone Spyware Detection Narcotics Detection
Cellphone Tapping Detection Online Auction Fraud
Cellular Forensics Online Defamation Investigation
Cheating Decoy Investigations Online Gaming and MMO Investigations
Cheating Husband Investigation Online Social Networking Investigation
Cheating Spouse Investigation Organized Crime Control or RICO
Cheating Wife Investigation Origin and Cause Investigation
Child Abuse or Molestation Other Private Investigator Case
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations Overdue Cargo Investigation
Child Exploitation and Obscenity (Pornography) Paternity Investigations and Testing
Child Support Enforcement and Collection Personal Injury
Child Support Modification Personal Protection
Cohabitation Investigation Polygraph and Lie Detection (General)
Cold Case Investigations Polygraph and Lie Detection for Domestic Purposes
Commercial GPS Tracking Polygraph and Lie Detection for Employee Purposes
Competitive Business Intelligence Polygraph and Lie Detection for Pre Employment Screening
Computer Eavesdropping Detection Pre-Employment Screening
Computer Forensics Investigation Probate Investigation
Computer Hacking Detection Process Service (Worldwide)
Computer Spyware Detection Professional Malpractice Investigations
Corporate Slander Investigation Public Interest Investigations
Counterfeiting Crime Real Estate Fraud Investigations
Counter-Surveillance Religion or Faith Based Investigation
Covert Surveillance (Tailing) Runaway and Missing Children
Criminal Background Checks and Search Sabotage Investigations
Criminal Defense Investigations Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Securities Investigations
Criminal Investigation (All Types) Sects Occult or Cults Investigations
Cyber Sabotage Investigations Security Consulting (CPP & PPS Certified)
Debugging Sexual Harassment Claims
D'enquête pour les Clients qui Parlent Français Sick Day Fraud
Dependency Investigations Signal Piracy Investigation
Digital Forensics Slander and Defamation of Character Investigations
Discrimination Claims Investigations Social Media Investigation
Diversion or Conversion Investigations Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Modification
Divorce Investigation Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Document Examination and Assessment Sting Operations
Domestic Investigations (All Types) Stock Options Fraud
Domestic Violence Stolen or Lost Cat Investigations
Drowning and Boating Accident Investigations Stolen or Lost Dog Investigations
Drug Testing Stolen or Lost Pet Investigations
Due Diligence Investigation (General) Stolen Property Investigations
Eavesdropping Detection (Bugs and Taps) Strike and Labor Unrest
eDiscovery Sub-Rosa Surveillance
Elder Abuse Investigations Substance Abuse Investigation
Electronic Discovery Services Surface or Forensic Drug Detection
Email Tracking and SMS Tracing Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Embezzlement Investigation Surveillance Detection (Countermeasures)
Employee Malingering Investigation Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Employee Theft Investigation Telephone Tapping Detection
Employment Misconduct Investigation Tenant Screening
Espionage Investigations Traffic and Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
Expert Witness Testimony Undercover and Covert Investigations
Extortion or Exaction Investigations Unfair Competition Investigations
Financial Fraud Investigations Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Fugitive Apprehension Unlawful Conduct Investigations
Gay Spouse Investigation Unsolved Crime Investigations
GPS Tracking Detection Vendor Screening Investigations
Hidden Assets Investigation Veterinary Malpractice Investigations
Hidden Assets Search (Lost or Forgotten) Water Related Death Investigation
Homicide and Murder Investigation White Collar Crime
Human Trafficking Wire and Electronic Communications Crime
Identity Theft Witness Locates and Interviewing
Inheritance Investigation Witness Statements
Insurance Fraud Investigations (Active Case) Workers' Compensation Fraud (AOE/COE)
Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringement Workplace (ADA, EEOC, or FMLA Sensitive)
International Marriage Investigation Workplace Conditions Investigations
International Rendition Workplace Investigation Interview
Internet Cyber Bullying Workplace Violence Investigation
Internet Defamation and Slander Investigations Wrongful Death Investigations
Investigación para Clientes que Hablan Español Wrongful Imprisonment

Clients Serviced in this Area:
Attorneys & Legal Services Insurance Industry and Adjusters
Business (100+ Employees) Law Enforcement Specific
Business (Small Business) Medical Services or Hospice
Education Services Industry Non-Government Organization
Financial Services Industry Parental or Caretaker
Government (Local/State/Federal) Real Estate Professionals
Hotel, Bar or Restaurant Specific Security & Private Investigator
Human Resource Professionals Spousal or Matrimonial
Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Transportation (Trucking and Cargo)

Top Case Types for Columbus
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Cheating Husband Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Other Private Investigator Case
Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Background Investigation
Locate Lost People

Columbus Office Information

ICS of Ohio

860 Boardman Rd.
Suite 200A
Youngstown, Ohio 44512

Phone: 866-651-6458 (toll free)
Phone: 330-726-6475
Email: consultation@icsofohio.com

Office Contact: Michael Antonoff

Case Studies

Covert Surveillance Case Study
A client contacted us to acquire any details and information we could find on her fiancé. She...

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International Covert Surveillance Case Study
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Papers and Press Releases

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November 03, 2015
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Reasons For Hiring A Private Investigator
This article provides some strong points for hiring a private investigator, and explains why you should never try to investigate a case yourself.

October 21, 2015
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