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Providence Rhode Island Private Investigators and Detectives


If you need a private investigator in Providence to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation please fill out a Private Investigator Free Consultation. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in Providence and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case.


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Local Providence Private Investigation Services

ICS provides a full range of investigations services for the City of Providence 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 (888) 223-6494.

A private investigator in Providence 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.

You can rest assured that any Providence Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Providence laws and participates in any required continuing education.

Providence Private Investigator

With a population of just over 1 million people, Rhode Island stays just below the national median regarding index crimes reported. Index crimes include violent crimes against people as well as property crimes. Crime ratings are often measured in terms of the number of offenses reported per 1,000 residents. In the State of Rhode Island, there are 2.48 violent crimes reported annually per 1,000 residents (compared to the national median of 3.9), while there are 26.77 property crimes reported annually per 1,000 residents (compared to the national median of 29.1). The city of Providence accounts for almost one-fifth of the State population, and it is rated safer than 6% of U.S. cities. Violent crime rates are very high in the city, with 11.85 reported annually per 1,000 residents, while property crimes are reported at 45.36 per 1,000 residents. Due in part to the small area of the state and the high density of the population in Providence, crimes per square mile are very high, rating at 495 per square mile in the city and 62 in the state, compared to 39.6 nationally. Because of these extremely high crime rates, local law enforcement does not have the resources or the manpower to track down every crime. Hiring a private investigator such as those licensed by ICS could be the difference between solving your crime or ending up with a cold case.

The State of Rhode Island regulates and licenses private investigators under the following restrictions: applicants must be citizens or resident aliens without any prior felony convictions. They must pass a thorough background check that will determine moral character, substance abuse issues, proclivity for honesty, and more. The State requires experience gained through either five years of on-the-job experience, a degree in criminal justice, or substantively equivalent training or experience.

How to become a Private Investigator in Providence

  1. Obtain at least 5 years of related investigative experience..
  2. Submit paperwork and a background check, including fingerprints to the state.
  3. Take the state private investigator exam.

Providence Private Investigator Restrictions

In order to conduct private investigations in Providence, all private investigators must comply with local and federal laws.

  • Impersonate Law Enforcement - Private Investigators in Providence 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 Providence 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.

Providence Missing Persons

Are you searching for a missing person in Providence? Are you in Providence but need help finding someone you believe is no longer in Providence? Missing persons investigations can be a time consuming process and the police don't always have the necessary resources to provide you a full fledged missing persons investigation. If you feel your not getting the help you need then call ICS. Our private investigators will take the time to speak with you and determine the best course of action for finding your missing person. International Counterintelligence Services has been providing missing persons investigations since 1967 and we have the experience and knowledge to find whomever you are searching for.

Providence Cheating Spouse Investigation

Are you located in Providence and believe you need a cheating spouse investigation conducted? Have you recently began to suspect your spouse of doing things that seem suspicious? There are many reasons as to why someone might believe their spouse is cheating but you shouldn't jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts. At ICS, we specialize in finding the facts so you can make an educated decision on what to do next. It can be a very emotional time when trying to determine if your spouse is being faithful. Don't let feelings of doubt, anger or sadness prevent you from making logical and rational decisions. Call today and speak with a private investigator that will guide you through a plan that will help you find out the truth.

Providence Hidden Asset Investigation

Are you looking for hidden assets in Providence? Are you in Providence and believe someone is trying to hide assets from you? There are many reasons as to why someone might try to hide assets from a person or government but ICS has the knowledge and ability to find them. Regardless of where your located the private investigator assigned to your investigation will find the assets that your looking for (or not looking for) and expose those to you. Since 1967 ICS has been conducting hidden asset investigations and we have the experience and reach to get you results. Contact us today and learn more about Hidden Asset Investigations in Providence and how we can help you.


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Local Associations and Important Resources for Providence

Rhode Island Association of Private Investigators

Website: https://www.lpdari.org

Reference for Rhode Island Investigators

Website: Rhode Island Private Investigator


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



Rhode Island State requires licensing for Providence 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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