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ICS of Pennsylvania provides superior private investigations throughout the city of Erie. ICS works with licensed private investigators in Erie, Pennsylvania to work your case quickly and discreetly. ICS is a full service private investigation agency working locally and internationally, and we accept a variety of case types. To begin your free consultation with a private investigator from ICS, complete the online free consultation form, or call our toll free number (888) 223-6494.


Erie Private Investigator

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

Private Investigator in Erie

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the City of Erie, 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.


Erie Computer Forensics Private Investigator

ICS private investigators in Erie are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics investigations in Erie 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 Pennsylvania court of law. Our Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie private investigator to report findings and take action in the event of a discovery of illegal surveillance activities.

Erie Background Check

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


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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


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Local Associations and Important Resources for Erie

Official Website of the City of Erie

Website: https://www.erie.pa.us/

About Erie:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie,_Pennsylvania


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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Pennsylvania Private Investigator License

The Private Detective Act of 1953, 22 Pa. C.S.A. encompasses the licensing and business of private detectives in Pennsylvania. Anyone interested in becoming licensed as a PI in Pennsylvania must apply to whichever county in which they reside.
Reference Website: https://www.lccpa.org/forms/criminal/general/PrivateDetectiveLicenseRequirements-publicweb.pdf

Contact Information:
Website: https://www.pali.org/
Email: wheverman@comcast.net
P.O. Box 651, Lemont, Pennsylvania, United States, 16851-0651
Phone: (610) 494 – 0635

Associations:
The Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators

Citation Statute:
Pennsylvania Statutes
Title 22: Detectives
Private Detective Act of 1953

Website: http://www.pali.org/docs/Pennsylvania_Private_Detective_Act_of_1953.pdf

Qualifications Requirement:
We have taken a sample of licensing requirements from Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas:

"All applicants must be at least twenty-five (25) years of age.

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1. A member of the U.S. Government investigative service; or
2. A Sheriff; or
3. A member of the Pennsylvania State Police; or
4. Regularly employed as a detective or as a member of a city police department of a rank or grade higher than that of patrolman for a period of not less than three (3) years.

All applicants must submit with their application the statements of not less than five (5) reputable citizens in accordance with 22 Pa. C.S.A. §14. Any citizen related to the applicant by blood or marriage does NOT qualify. All statements must be notarized.

Any applicant who has been convicted of any FELONY or any of the following offenses fails to qualify for a license:

• Illegal use, carrying or possessing a pistol or other dangerous weapon;
• Making or possessing burglar’s instruments;
• Buying or receiving stolen property;
• Unlawful entry of a building;
• Aiding escape from prison;
• Possessing or delivery of a controlled substance;
• Picking pockets or attempting to do so;
• Soliciting any person to commit sodomy or other lewdness;
• Recklessly endangering another person;
• Making terrorist threats; or
• Committing simple assault.

No applicant who is a holder of an employment agency license may be licensed under this act.

If the applicant will carry a lethal weapon as an incident with employment, proof of a current and valid certification under the “Lethal Weapons Training Act” must also be submitted to the Court."

Reciprocity: Pennsylvania does not have an reciprocity with other states.

Official reciprocity with Alaska - City of Fairbanks.

Fees: $67.05 filing fee.
$17.50 fingerprinting fee.

Individual license fee: $200.

Corporation license fee: $300

Corporate bond $10,000.

$8.60 for photo identification.




Erie Private Investigator Listing

Chris Finley

4885 Mcknight Rd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
Phone : 412-364-8034
Email : cfinley@finleyinvestigations
Office Contact: Chris Finley

Condor Security Investigations

PO Box 443
Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062
Phone : 888-504-2168
Email : condorpi@comcast.net
Office Contact: Patrick Picciarelli

Dr. Daniel Benny

202 Valley Road-Bellevue Park, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104-1430
Phone : (717) 574 – 9273
Email : drbennypi@comcast.net
Office Contact: Daniel Benny

Empire Invetstigations

4250 Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205
Phone : 412-921-4046
Email :
Office Contact: Robert Kresson

ICS of Pennsylvania

388 Main Street
Harleysville, Pennsylvania 19438
Phone : 215-262-5704 215-256-6223
Email : brian.sweet@icsofpennsylvania.com
Office Contact: Brian Sweet

Investigations by King

710 Jennings Avenue Ext. Scottdale PA 15683
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Phone : 724-887-2990
Email :
Office Contact: Mrs. King

Riedmiller Private Detective

PO Box 3214
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505
Phone : 570-947-3769
Email : riedmillerpi@aol.com
Office Contact: George Riedmiller

Safeway Ivestigations

BOX 44303 Stuben Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15202
Phone :
Email :
Office Contact: David Senott

SFS Associates

PO Box 654, Glenside, PA
Glenside (North of Philly), Pennsylvania 19038
Phone : 215-688-6198
Email : sfsinvestigations@gmail.com
Office Contact: Scott Schumas

Windsar Investigations

800 E. Beau St. Apt H1
washington , Pennsylvania 15301
Phone : 412-371-8000; cell: 412-613-4194
Email : windsorpi@hotmail.com
Office Contact: Neil Mauro


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