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

In Pennsylvania, private investigators are required by law to be licensed by a local County Judge. Pennsylvania private investigators do not have to sit for a formal written exam, but applicants must have at least 3 years paid experience as an investigator. This experience can come from a variety of different positions, including being a Detective on the police force, a Sheriff, any position on the police force higher than patrolman, or any position with one of the United States investigative agencies. Applicants in Reading need to contact the Clerk of Courts to make an appointment with a Dauphin County Judge. In most cases, applicants will be investigated by a District Attorney; once this is completed, the County Judge will issue the private investigator license.

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 meet or exceed industry standards, providing you with effective and discreet investigative services. When you speak to an investigator at ICS, you are not only choosing an experienced private investigative agency, you are also accessing the entire ICS network. If you are in Pennsylvania but need a private investigation somewhere else in the country or the world, ICS will keep your case affordable, efficient and effective.

Reading, Pennsylvania is located 14 miles east of Harrisburg and is considered part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan area in Dauphin County. Reading is known as one of Pennsylvania’s biggest tourist attractions, and is named after Milton S. Reading, the creator of the Reading chocolate bar. ICS knows that private investigations in Reading are not the same as private investigations in Philly or Pittsburgh, and we treat each case as unique, never applying a blanket investigative approach to solving your case.

Adultery, Infidelity, Cheating Spouse and Unfaithful Partner Investigations

If your spouse or partner is cheating, you deserve to know the truth. Being the victim of infidelity is painful, but finding out for certain is the first step to getting your life back on track. If you are ready to know the truth, call ICS for your free consultation. An investigation by ICS can reveal the truth about a suspected affair, or provide the proof you need to take legal action in a divorce. Either way, having proof of the affair is the best way to protect yourself against any emotional, physical, or legal repercussions in the future.

If you suspect your partner of cheating, but you are not sure, here are a few common warning signs of an affair:

  • Excessive or secretive computer usage
  • Hiding their cell phone and making “personal” calls that they have to leave the room for
  • Hiding personal finances, or a discrepancy between income and funds available
  • Working uncharacteristically late, or taking last minute business trips
  • A sudden increase in sexual desire, or a complete lack of sexual desire
  • You have recently been diagnosed with an STD. Even STDs with long incubation periods, such as herpes or HIV, should be viewed as suspicious
  • Abnormal activity on the home phone, including hang ups or hanging up after a specific number of rings
  • “Lost” wedding band, or “lost” photos of you or your children from your partner’s purse or wallet

If you have noticed any of these suspicious behaviors in your partner or spouse, call ICS to begin your Cheating Partner Investigation today.

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If you are married, infidelity can play a huge role in the divorce process. Pennsylvania is an at-fault state with a no-fault divorce option, so couples filing for divorce in Reading or elsewhere in the Harrisburg-Carlisle Metropolitan area have a few options for what type of divorce they would like to pursue. If you need to catch a cheater in action to prove your at-fault divorce claim, call ICS today to get the proof you need. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania practices equitable distribution during a divorce, which means that property is divided equitably, i.e. fairly, not equally. It is especially important to provide proof of an extramarital affair because Pennsylvania judges have a moderate amount of wiggle room when determining the distribution of assets and debts during the divorce. The term “equitable” is somewhat subjective, meaning that one judge may deem one distribution as fair while another would not. Even for unmarried couples, an unfaithful partner investigation will still protect your current and future interests.

The important thing to remember is that if you have been or are currently the victim of an affair, you are not alone. Statistically, 57% of men and 54% of women in the United States admit to having had an affair at some point. The average affair lasts for 2 years, and 53% of all marriages end in divorce, even if there was never any incident of adultery.

Missing Person and Locate Person Investigations

Missing persons cases in Reading are generally handled by local law enforcement and the FBI in collaboration with the AMBER alert system and the National Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to wait 24 hours to report a missing person, and doing so can be detrimental to the investigation. A private investigator can assist law enforcement officers and can work to solve many cases that police are unable to investigate or unable to solve. The police and FBI are limited in the types of cases they are able to accept, leaving hundreds of missing persons cases unsolved. This is especially true for lost person cases, which the police will not touch. If you are looking for a lost friend, lover, family member, call ICS to begin the search today. Missing and lost person cases can be in attempt to find loved ones, or they can be focused around finding a thief, defrauder, blackmailer, extortionist, or for legal reasons, like process serving. ICS always offers a free consultation to discuss your case so you can make an informed decision before you chose to hire a private investigator.

Pennsylvania Background Checks

If you need a background check performed on an individual living in Pennsylvania, or if you live in Pennsylvania and need a background check performed out of state, ICS can help. Background checks are one the most common and well known tools a Pennsylvania 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. If you need a Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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


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

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.




Reading 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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