Local Oklahoma City Private Investigation Services
ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City must go through a detailed background check and be issued a license by CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training). There is also a minimal required training that someone applying for a PI License in Oklahoma must accomplish first before filling out an application.
You can rest assured that any Oklahoma City Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Oklahoma City laws and participates in any required continuing education.
Oklahoma City Private Investigator
With a population just shy of four (4) million people, Oklahoma remains close to the national average in terms of index crimes reported, which include violent crimes against people as well as property crimes. In 2011, 144,495 index crimes were reported, which calculates as 38.11 per 1,000 residents annually. Of those reported, 4.55 per 1,000 residents were violent crimes (as compared to the national median of 3.9), and 33.56 per 1,000 residents were property crimes (as compared to the national median of 29.1). In Oklahoma City specifically, the rates increase significantly. The city is rated safer than only 4% of American cities, with a violent crime rate of 8.63 reported per 1,000 residents, and 58.1 property crimes per 1,000 residents annually. With a population of nearly 600,000 living in Oklahoma City proper, law enforcement agencies are stretched to the limits of their time and resources. Hiring a private investigator such as one of those licensed by ICS could mean the difference in solving your case or recovering your property.
The Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training handles licensing and regulation of private investigators. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age for an unarmed license, or 21 for an armed license. They must also be U.S. citizens or legal aliens residing in the United States. Applicants must also be of good moral character, as determined by a thorough screening process, and must not have any felony or criminal convictions involving crimes of moral turpitude. Generally, the State will require you to participate in a training program, though that requirement may be waived if you can show at least 1 year of experience within the past 3 years at a recognized private investigation agency.
How to become a Private Investigator in Oklahoma City
- Apply for an application for PI-armed or PI-unarmed License.
- Receive training from a state-certified school. 55 hours are required for PI-unarmed licensing and an additional 32 hours for armed private investigators.
- Submit paperwork and a background check, including fingerprints to the state.
- Private Investigators in Oklahoma City are required to have continued education while being licensed.
Oklahoma City Private Investigator Restrictions
In order to conduct private investigations in Oklahoma City, all private investigators must comply with local and federal laws.
Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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.
Oklahoma City Birth Parent Locate
Are you in Oklahoma City and need help locating your birth parent? There are many reasons as to why someone might give up their child for adoption but those reasons leave many questions left unanswered for the child left to grow up without their biological parents. If you were left up for adoption and want to locate your birth parent, ICS can help. Since 1967, ICS has been helping individuals just like you find and reunite them with their birth parents and we can help you too. Call ICS today to learn more about Birth Parent Locates in Oklahoma City and see what we can do to help you with your case.
Oklahoma City Background Investigation
Are you in Oklahoma City and need a background investigation conducted? Are you in Oklahoma City but need a background investigation somewhere else? ICS has been offering background investigation services in Oklahoma city and surrounding areas since 1967. We have the experience, resources and reach to provide you with the best background investigation possible and will provide these results in a timely and accountable matter. Learn more about background investigations by our office and speak with a private investigator today.
Locate Lost People in Oklahoma City
Sometimes the police in Oklahoma City do not have the time or resources to dedicate to a missing persons case. It can be extremely difficult trying to find a missing loved one when you feel like no one is helping you. At ICS we do have the time, resources and commitment to help you with your missing person investigation. Call ICS and speak with a private investigator and find out how we can help you with your case.