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


ICS offers a wide range of case types and services in the State of Rhode Island. All private investigators who work for ICS are held to high expectations and professionalism. You can expect that any reports and findings delivered to you in an accurate, timely manner. Contact ICS today to get started with an investigation today.


Rhode Island Private Investigator

Local Rhode Island Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Rhode Island are required to be licensed in order to conduct Private Investigation services. If your investigation requires the case to move out of state, the private investigator must still abide by any out of state licensing requirements.

Rhode Island Private Investigator

In order for a private investigator to provide investigation services, one must be licensed and pass the minimum requirements to meet license guidelines in Rhode Island. All investigators must be legal US citizens or a permanent resident. The investigator must pass a background check and not suffer for any dependencies on alcohol or any other narcotic substances. An investigator must be of good moral character and be in a stable mental state. A degree in criminal justice can substitute for experience; otherwise, a minimum of 5 years in related fields such as conducting investigations as a police officer, or with any other investigative agency will be sufficient.

With the rigorous requirements in Rhode Island, you can rest assured that all ICS private investigators in Rhode Island have the experience and aptitude to provide you with the best possible results for your private investigation.

Private Investigator in Rhode Island

Although Rhode Island is the smallest state and the eighth least populated, it is also the second most densely populated state in the United States, next to New Jersey. Rhode Island borders closely to Massachusetts and Connecticut, and being the size that it is, wouldn’t be unheard of for investigations conducted in Rhode Island to cross over state lines.

Private Investigator in Rhode Island

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the state of Rhode Island and New England area. Whether your case involves adultery, cheating, fraud, background checks, computer forensics or any other type of case, ICS can help. Since 1967, our experienced staffs of private investigators have been helping people in Rhode Island find the information need.

Rhode Island Background Checks

Do you need a background check in Rhode Island? Background checks can help businesses and individuals alike find invaluable information to be used to gather intelligence on a subject. Many clients of ICS simply need a detailed background check, were others require a background check as a stepping stone to a much larger investigation. If you need a background check or have an investigation that requires one ICS is ready to help you get started today.

Rhode Island Background Check

Private Investigation Cases Map for in Rhode Island


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



Local Associations and Important Resources for Rhode Island

Rhode Island Private Investigator Association

Website: https://www.lpdari.org

About Rhode Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_island

RI.gov : Rhode Island Government


Recent Investigation Inquiries

Origin Investigation Location Case Type
Providence, Rhode Island Dominican Republic Adultery or Infidelity Investigations Marital
Providence, Rhode Island Rhode Island Online Defamation Investigation
Coventry, Rhode Island Rhode Island Document Examination and Assessment
Bristol, Rhode Island Background Investigation
Charles Town, Rhode Island Rhode Island Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Central Falls, Rhode Island Rhode Island Criminal Investigation
Barrington, Rhode Island Rhode Island Other Private Investigator Case
Pawtucket, Rhode Island Child Support Modification
East Providence, Rhode Island Rhode Island Loss and Theft Investigations
Providence, Rhode Island Rhode Island Cheating Decoy Investigations

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Rhode Island

Licensing is done by individual cities and towns.

Contact Information:
State of Rhode Island Providence Plantations, 345 Harris Ave., Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 29221
Phone: (401) 277-2000

Citation Statute:
5-5-1 through 5-5-21

Website: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE5/5-5/INDEX.HTM

Qualifications Requirement:
§ 5-5-14. Bonding requirements.

Any licensee or private detective shall deliver to the local licensing authority or their designee a bond with a surety company authorized to do business in the state conditioned for the benefit of any person injured by willful, malicious, or wrongful acts of the licensee, which in the case of an individual shall be five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Testing: § 5-5-3. License qualifications.

In order to be eligible for a license, an applicant must:

(1) Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien;

(2) Not have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony;

(3) Not have had any previous private investigator license or registration revoked or application for that license or registration denied by the appropriate authority of any local licensing authority;

(4) Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease unless the court has subsequently determined that his or her competency has been restored;

(5) Not suffer from habitual drunkenness or from narcotics addiction or dependence;

(6) Be of good moral character;

(7) Have experience that has been gained through:

(i) At least five (5) years experience as an investigator or as a police officer with a state, county or municipal police department or with an investigative agency of the United States of America or of any state, county or municipality; or

(ii) A degree in criminal justice from an accredited college or university; or

(iii) Employment by a private detective as an investigator for at least five (5) years; or

(iv) Substantively equivalent training or experience.



Rhode Island Private Investigator Licensing

Rhode Island State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies

Website: https://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE5/5-5/INDEX.HTM
Phone: (401) 277-2000

Only licensed private investigators can conduct investigations in Rhode Island. These licenses are only good in Rhode Island, there is no State Reciprocity.


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