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Welcome to International Counterintelligence Services, a private investigation company serving clients in the US and abroad since 1967. You can receive a no-cost, confidential consultation 24 hours a day with one of our on-call licensed private detectives. We can be reached at (888) 223-6494 or by completing the online free consultation system.


Knoxville Private Investigator

ICS offers a full range of private investigation services throughout Tennessee and our investigations are always performed by licensed private investigators. ICS is committed to providing affordable, reliable and confidential services and all agents are held to the highest levels of professionalism and you can expect their findings reported in an accurate and timely fashion. Contact us today to begin your case through our online consultation system. ICS and ICS are a full service private detective agency.

When you need to hire a private investigator in Knoxville, Southaven, or elsewhere in Knox County, call Tennessee’s premier investigative agency, ICS. To begin your free consultation with ICS of Tennessee, call our Toll Free, 24-hour line at (888) 223-6494. 

Tennessee state law requires anyone acting as a private investigator to hold a license issued by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. Minimum licensing requirements for private investigator applicants state that all applicants must be able to pass an in-depth background check, including fingerprinting, complete all training and continuing education programs, and have sound moral and ethical character. Many Knoxville and Southaven private investigators worked in an investigative capacity prior to obtaining their PI license, often through police or military backgrounds.

Private Investigator in Knoxville, Tennessee

Hiring a private investigator in Knoxville or Southaven should not be a stressful or worrisome experience, which is why ICS holds their private investigators to the highest industry standards.  It is our company mission to provide superior service to our clients, no matter how large or small the case is, by conducting timely, affordable, efficient, and confidential investigations.  When you call a private investigator at ICS, you have the unique advantage of choosing an international local Knoxville private investigation agency that understands you and your city. If you live or work in the Knoxville-Southaven area and need a private investigation in town or elsewhere, ICS will go to work for you, keeping your case affordable, reliable, and discreet. ICS services all of Tennessee, including the following areas: Nashville, the greater Davidson County, Murfreesboro, Memphis, Bartlett, Germantown, Olivebranch, Brentwood, Chattanooga, La Vergne, Franklin, Memphis, Belle Meade, Gallatin, hendersonville, and more.

At ICS, we understand that every region has it’s own individual characteristics which affect how cases need to be handled.  An infidelity investigation in Southaven should not be handled the same way as a case in New York City, which is why we use our local investigators to tailor our investigations to each client’s specific needs.  Private investigators with ICS are available in all neighborhoods of Knoxville.

ICS conducts investigations in all regions of Tennessee, and accepts most case types. Whether you need to catch a cheating partner, collect evidence for a child custody, visitation or support hearing, or locate a lost or missing person, ICS is here to help. ICS is a full service private investigation agency capable of assisting in these case types and more, so call to begin your free consultation today, or complete the online consultation form.  For a comprehensive list of case types available in your neighborhood, please visit the Investigations we Solve link on the left-hand side of this page.


Knoxville Background Check

Private Investigation Cases Map for near Knoxville, Tennessee


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

  • Content Revisions to Tennessee Web Pages

    New Content revisions to Tennessee Website and Landing Pages

    12/19/2012

  • ICS of Tennessee New Location

    Our ICS of Tennessee location has moved to a new location in Nashville, Tennessee

    03/12/2012

  • ICS of Tennessee formed in ICS Licensing Program

    ICS is proud to welcome Paul Dillon, owner and operator of ICS of Tennessee, to the team of national and international investigators already working with ICS. More information about ICS of Tennessee can be found by visiting their new website,... 11/01/2011

  • 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



Local Associations and Important Resources for Knoxville

Official Website of the City of Knoxville

Website: https://www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/

About Knoxville:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoxville,_Tennessee


Recent Investigation Inquiries

Origin Investigation Location Case Type
Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee Adultery or Infidelity Investigations Marital
Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee Inheritance Investigation
Knoxville, Tennessee Egypt Inheritance Investigation
Knoxville, Tennessee Vietnam Locate Lost People
Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee Child Support Enforcement and Collection
Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee Locate Lost People
Knoxville, Iowa Iowa Divorce Investigation
Knoxville, Tennessee Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee Other Private Investigator Case
Knoxville, Tennessee Tennessee Cheating Spouse Investigation

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Tennessee Private Investigator License

The state of Tennessee has four types of licenses an agency license, an individual investigator license, an individual trainer license, and an investigator training company license.
Reference Website: https://tennessee.gov/commerce/boards/pi/

Contact Information:
Website: https://tennessee.gov/commerce/boards/pi/
Email: Private.Investigation.Polygraph@TN.Gov
Department of Commerce & Insurance Private Protective Services Division, 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37243-1158
Phone: (615) 741-4827
Fax: (615) 532-2965

Associations:
Tennessee Professional Investigators Association

Citation Statute:
Tennessee Code Annotated
Title 62, Chapter 26 & 27

Website: https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1175/1175.htm

Qualifications Requirement:
In order to hold a valid Tennessee Private Investigator License the applicant/licensee must be affiliated with a licensed Tennessee Private Investigators Company. An applicant must:

Be at least 21 years of age

Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien

Not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or disease (unless subsequently declared competent by a court of competent jurisdiction)

Affiliated with a licensed Tennessee PI company or license own company

Not suffer from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence

Be of good moral character

Meet examination and continuing education requirements

Applicant must submit fingerprint cards for processing by TBI and FBI for criminal history check.

Reciprocity: Tennessee has reciprocity agreements with the following states:

Official reciprocity with Arkansas State Police, Kentucky Private Investigator License.

Testing: The applicant must pass an examination designed to measure knowledge and competence in the investigations field.

Fees: Private Investigator: Application: $150; License: $100

Private Investigation Company
1 Investigator (Sole Practitioner): Application: $250; License: $125
2-5 Investigator affiliates: Application: $500; License: $250
Over 5 Investigator affiliates: Application: $1,00; License: $500

PI Company Branch Office: Application: $100; License: $100

Private Investigator Certified Trainer: Application: $150; License: $250

Private Investigators Training Company: Application: $500; License: $500

Renewal Information: Private Investigator: $100

Private Investigation Company
1 Investigator (Sole Practitioner): $250
2-5 Investigator affiliates: $500
Over 5 Investigator affiliates: $1,000

PI Company Branch Office: $100

Private Investigator Certified Trainer: $250

Private Investigators Training Company: $1,000

Late Renewal Penalty: $100

Forms: Private Investigator and Private Investigation Company Examinations Revised Effective October 14, 2010. Please note new references prior to scheduling examinations.
http://tennessee.gov/commerce/boards/pi/forms.shtml


Continuing Education: Each licensee is required to complete twelve (12) hours of continuing education acceptable to the Commission in renewal period. (The Commission is encouraged to require that at least one (1) hour per year of continuing professional education be devoted to ethics).




Knoxville Private Investigator Listing

Dean House

3106 hwy 61 E, Luttrell Tennessee 37779
Luttrell , Tennessee 
Phone : 8653893261
Email : luttrellappraiser@gmail.com
Office Contact: Dean House

James Buchanan

2247 Sweetbriar Dr Clarksville, Tennessee, 37043
Clarksville, Tennessee 37043
Phone : 615-618-5882
Email : retrojam777@yahoo.com
Office Contact: James Buchanan

Kyle Investigations


Knoxville, Tennessee 
Phone : 865-316-6277
Email : mkyle1797@hotmail.com
Office Contact: Mark Kyle

Lamb Investigations

408 Ebenezer Rd, Knoxville, TN
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Phone : 865-803-8341
Email :
Office Contact: Gary Lamb

Premier Protection & Investigations

11110 Kingston Pike Suite 145 Knoxville, TN 37934
Knoxville, Tennessee 
Phone : 865.264.0010
Email : s.williams@pi-tn.com
Office Contact: Steven Williams

Professional Consultation and Investigation

PO Box 16895
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416
Phone : 423-400-9609
Email :
Office Contact: Walter Lindsey

Robin Brewer

2555 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38112
Phone : 901-327-1818
Email : RJohnston3@aol.com
Office Contact: Robin Brewer

UP's Private Investigation Service

4904 Renezet Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chattanooga , Tennessee 37416
Phone : (423) 894-1001
Email : upsprivateinvest@att.net
Office Contact: Carlton Parks

Williams & Associates Investigations

236 E. Main St. #183, Sevierville, TN 37862
Sevierville, Tennessee 
Phone : (865)366-0552
Email : scott@aswilliams.net
Office Contact: Anthony S. Williams


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