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

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


ICS of Pennsylvania provides superior private investigations throughout the city of Hamburg. ICS works with licensed private investigators in Hamburg, 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.


Private Investigators in Harrisburg

If you’re looking to hire a private investigator in Harrisburg, contact ICS of Pennsylvania to discuss your case and our private investigator fees with a free consultation Please feel comfortable contacting us at 215-256-6223 for any private investigation inquiries.

In Harrisburg, it is illegal to act as a private investigator without a private investigator license granted by a Dauphin County Judge. In order to obtain their license, private investigators must pass Harrisburg’s rigorous licensing requirements, including an in-depth background check and fingerprinting. Although many states have different licensing requirements, obtaining a Private Investigator’s license in Pennsylvania is a little different than in most other states. There is no written exam required, but generally applicants are obligated to have 3 years full time, paid experience as a Detective on the police force, a Sheriff, a Police Officer with ranking higher than Patrolman, or have held a position with one of the United States investigative agencies in order to be considered for a license. Applicants must contact the Clerk of Courts to make an appointment in front of a county judge, who will ultimately issue the license. After applicants have been investigated by a District Attorney and completed all paperwork, a Dauphin County Judge will issue the private investigator license.

Harrisburg Private Investigator

The licensing requirements in Pennsylvania are strict, and all ICS private investigators are held to even stricter standards as a part of our mission to provide excellent service above and beyond minimum state requirements. All investigators at ICS are fully licensed, insured, and up to date on all continuing education requirements. At ICS, our Pennsylvania private investigators meet or exceed all industry standards, providing you with effective and discreet investigative services. When you speak to an investigator at ICS of Pennsylvania, you are not just choosing a local private investigations agency, you are really accessing the entire ICS network. You can feel confident choosing ICS for your private investigator knowing that he has met ICS’s rigorous standards. If you are in Harrisburg but need a private investigation somewhere else in the country or the world, ICS of Pennsylvania will put the ICS network to work for you and will keep your case affordable, efficient and effective. ICS of Pennsylvania services all of Pennsylvania, including the following areas: Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Erie, Hershey, Gettysburg, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Norristown, Willow Grove, Wilkesbarre, Harrisburg, Allentown and more.

Harrisburg is the capitol of Pennsylvania, and it lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. As of the 2010 Census, Harrisburg is home to 49,528, but the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan area has over 500,000 people. Harrisburg is one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States, and it played a large role in both the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Harrisburg is 105 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Adultery, Infidelity, Cheating Spouse and Unfaithful Partner Investigations

Being the victim of infidelity or an extramarital affair is never easy, but if you suspect your partner is cheating, you deserve to know the truth. ICS of Pennsylvania can obtain the proof you need to catch a cheater and protect yourself and your interests from an unfaithful lover. Some common suspicious behaviors a cheater might exhibit are:

  • Secretive or excessive computer usage, or a hidden social networking page, such as Facebook or Google Plus
  • Making efforts to hide their cell phone or personal finances
  • Working unrealistically long hours or taking last minute business trips
  • A sudden change in sexual desire, including either an increase or a decrease in sexual appetite
  • You have recently been diagnosed with an STD 
  • There is unusual activity on the home phone such as hang ups, or frequent hang-ups after a specific number of rings 
  • Your partner’s wedding ring is missing, and they claim it was lost or stolen

If your partner is engaging in these or other signs of cheating, contact ICS of Pennsylvania to begin an investigation today.

Adultery can play an important role in Harrisburg divorce cases. Although adultery is no longer illegal in Pennsylvania, proof of an affair is still grounds for divorce and can result in considerable financial loss for the cheater. Pennsylvania is considered an at-fault divorce state, but they do offer a no-fault divorce option for those wishing to exit their marriage more simply, and this type of divorce is available even if your husband or wife had an affair. If you do decide to file a no-fault divorce case, you have no burden of proof, but the affair will not be considered in the division of property or in child support hearings. If you are filing an at fault divorce case in Harrisburg, call an investigator from ICS of Pennsylvania to help you get the evidence you will need to support your adultery claim. A private investigator from ICS can obtain the documentation you need to prove your case to a judge. Judges in Harrisburg have significant authority over child support and alimony payments, which is why it is especially important to go to into your divorce with as much information as possible. Pennsylvania is an equitable distribution state, so all properties and debts will be divided equitably, not equally. The judge for your case will determine what constitutes a fair, and therefore equitable, distribution depending on the facts provided during the hearing, which is where evidence of adultery becomes extremely important. The state of Pennsylvania averages about 26,000 divorces a year according to the Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, with many marriages ending within two years. If you are going through divorce or are considering applying for a divorce in Harrisburg, let ICS of Pennsylvania help you find the information you need to prove your case.

Even if you aren’t married, an unfaithful partner can cause incalculable damage in any serious relationship, especially if you were living together and sharing assets or owned a car or home together. A private investigation by ICS of Pennsylvania can reveal invaluable information about the affair, such as the number of additional partners being seen and the amount of money being spent on the affair(s). If your spouse or partner is displaying the common signs of cheating, an investigation with ICS will answer all these questions and more, helping to empower you in this difficult time.

Child Custody, Child Visitation and Child Support Investigations

In child custody cases, the primary concern for all parties involved is to protect the welfare of the child or children involved. In Harrisburg, hundreds of children are affected by divorce and separations each year. During a divorce or separation, parents often cannot agree on child custody arrangements themselves. When parents cannot decide how child custody should be divided, a judge will intervene and make the decision based on the best interests of the children involved. When a judge determines who will receive custody of a child in Harrisburg they take several factors into account, including each parent’s ability to provide a loving, clean, safe, and stable environment for the child. The terms of the divorce or separation also factor into a judge’s decision and proof of infidelity, any form of abuse, addiction, or gambling problems weigh heavily against the guilty party, and can even result in an automatic loss of custody rights.

If a custody battle ensues in Harrisburg, a judge will determine custody after both parents have presented their case. Judges in Harrisburg generally prefer to grant joint custody when possible, but if one (or both) parents file for sole custody the judge will make their determination based on who is the “better” parent. ICS of Pennsylvania can help you obtain the information and facts you need to make a case for child custody. It can be very difficult for judges and government agencies to determine who is the better parent, and after custody has been granted it is nearly impossible for them to keep up with each child’s living conditions. This is why a private investigation can be so crucial in presenting a clear and precise picture of each parent’s lifestyle so that a judge can make the best possible decision.

If you feel your child’s best interests are not being met by your current custody arrangements, or if child support payments aren’t being made, ICS of Pennsylvania can help provide the proof you need to take your case in front of a judge. In the course of the child custody investigation, ICS agents might need to speak to friends, family, childcare workers, and co-workers to get the clearest picture of your child’s welfare. At ICS of Pennsylvania, we will focus solely on your case, and have access to be the best tools and resources available to provide a thorough, discreet and professional investigation. We can solve your case using surveillance, skip tracing, hidden asset checks, public record searches, undercover investigations, and much more, whether the other parent is in Harrisburg or elsewhere.

Harrisburg Background Checks

If you need a background check performed on an individual living in Harrisburg, or if you live in Harrisburg and need a background check performed out of state, ICS of Pennsylvania can help. Background checks are one the most common and well known tools a Harrisburg private investigator can provide. Often, a background check is the only information a client needs. In cases where a more in-depth investigation is called for, the background check is a great starting point, providing the investigator and client with valuable leads to pursue. Once the background check is completed, your private investigator will discuss the findings and explain your options for moving forward if you need to. If you need a Harrisburg background check, or if you have a case involving one, ICS is ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need in a delicate and professional manner. ICS has been helping people in Harrisburg just like you get results since 1967.

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures are steps taken to detect and prevent unwanted surveillance. Technical surveillance often takes the form of eavesdropping by bugging a house, tapping a phone line, or installing hidden cameras, with the intention of committing corporate espionage, privacy invasion, extortion, identity theft, information theft, or stalking. Being the victim of technical surveillance can endanger your personal safety, and leaves you vulnerable to potential financial damages. To ensure that you haven’t fallen prey to technical surveillance, ICS will perform a technical surveillance countermeasures sweep, which consists of sweeping for bugs, performing a physical and electronic inspection of the area to check for infrared, laser, audio recording, hidden cameras, wireless microphones, radio transmitters, phone taps, GPS tracking, and cell phone interceptors. A technical surveillance countermeasures sweep is not an investigation in itself, but rather is a service offered by ICS; if evidence of illegal surveillance is found, ICS will collaborate with a Harrisburg private investigator to report findings and take appropriate action.



Private Investigation Cases Map for near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


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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