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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.

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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

Knoxville Private Investigator

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.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Knoxville

Official Website of the City of Knoxville

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

The State of Tennessee Official Website

Website: https://www.tn.gov/

Tennessee Professional Investigators Association

Website: https://www.tpia.com/

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security

Website: https://www.tn.gov/safety/

Tennessee State Legislature

Website: https://www.legislature.state.tn.us/

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

Website: https://www.state.tn.us/commerce/

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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: http://tennessee.gov/commerce/boards/pi/

Contact Information:
Website: http://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

Tennessee Professional Investigators Association

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

Website: http://tennessee.gov/commerce/boards/pi/laws.shtml

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.

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).

Please note: ICS is not licensed in State of Tennessee and if you reside in the State of Tennessee and the subject matter of your inquiry is private investigations, in the State of Tennessee we may not be able to assist you pursuant to existing Tennessee private investigator laws and regulations without the use of local sub-contractors where permissible. Not all services offered by ICS require licensing within the State of Tennessee.

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