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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.


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 (800) 828-9198.

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.


Private Investigation Cases Map for near Providence, 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







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