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


South Carolina has plenty of Caribbean and African cultures. It is one of the original 13th Colonies. It has been around for a while. That's why if you ever need a private investigator, you can rely on us.


South Carolina Private Investigators and Detectives

Local South Carolina Private Investigator

Private Investigators in South Carolina 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.

Private Investigator in South Carolina

Our company has been helping people just like you in South Carolina since 1967.  Our Private Investigators are trained to handle the different climate changes along with the white sandy beaches.  Our professionals know the land and the people.

About South Carolina

South Carolina is home to beautiful country full of historic sites from the Old South.  The excitement and adventure in this wonderful land is endless.  It's also can be a place where you might need a private investigator.

How our South Carolina private investigators can help

If you ever need help, please feel free to call on our investigative services.  We have been in business since 1967.  We have trained professionals ready to go to work for you.  Contact us today for a free consultation or you can also call us (888) 223-6494 - Toll Free 24hrs.  Just remember it is always discreet and confidential no matter what the situation is.


Private Investigation Cases Map for near South Carolina, Find Local Private Investigator


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 South Carolina

South Carolina association of private investigators:

www.scalinv.com

About South Carolina:

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

SC.GOV - Welcome to SC.GOV


Recent Investigation Inquiries

Origin Investigation Location Case Type
Charleston, South Carolina South Carolina Locate Lost People
South Carolina Locate Lost People
Beaufort, South Carolina South Carolina Adultery or Infidelity Investigations Marital
Columbia, South Carolina South Carolina Other Private Investigator Case
Lancaster, South Carolina South Carolina Criminal Defense Investigations
West Columbia, South Carolina South Carolina Blacklisting and Blackballing Investigations
Beaufort, South Carolina Michigan Drug Testing
Taylors, South Carolina South Carolina Adultery or Infidelity Investigations Marital
Sumter, South Carolina North Carolina Unsolved Crime Investigations
Greer, South Carolina South Carolina Cheating Spouse Investigation

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

South Carolina

South Carolina does not provide much information on their website, it is difficult to navigate.
Reference Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/PI.aspx?MenuID=PI

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/PI.aspx?MenuID=PI
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division C/o Regulatory Department, P.O. Box 21398, Columbia, South Carolina, United States, 29221
Phone: (803) 896-7014

Associations:
South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators

Citation Statute:
48-18-20 through 48-18-150

Website: http://www.sled.sc.gov/documents/PI/pilaw.doc

Qualifications Requirement:
Private detective applicants must undergo a rigorous background investigation.

Private Investigation license holder qualifications. Need 3 years experience:

As a private investigator with a licensed private investigative agency.

As an investigator of a law firm, government agency, private corporation, nonprofit organization, or in a capacity that SLED determines has provided the requisite investigative experience.

Reciprocity: South Carolina has reciprocity agreements with Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee.



Fees: $350.00

Renewal Information: $350.00 annually

Forms:
http://www.sled.sc.gov/PIPrivate.aspx?MenuID=PI




South Carolina Private Investigator Licensing

South Carolina State requires licensing for Private Investigators, Security Guards and Agencies. 

State Licensing Authority: State Private Investigator Association
Website: https://www.scalinv.com/
Email: alpha7@piedmont.net
Phone: (843) 971-0088

Licensed investigators have reciprocity and can conduct investigations in North Carolina.


South Carolina Private Investigator Listing

Chris Outten

1985 Riviera Drive Ste. 103-51 Mt. Pleasant South Carolina 29464
Mt. Pleasant , South Carolina 
Phone : 843-743-1232
Email : coutten@cisprivatei.com
Office Contact: Chris Outten

Dean Investigation Agency

1728 Main St, Columbia, SC
Columbia, South Carolina 
Phone : 803-256-9411
Email :
Office Contact: Russell Dean

Midlands Investigation Group, LLC

1535 Platt Springs Rd., #3466 West Columbia, SC 29171
West Columbia, South Carolina 29171
Phone : (803) 307-1783]
Email : evan@midlandspi.com
Office Contact: Evan M. Murphy


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