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Are you looking for a Private Investigator in Austin, Texas? We are an established investigation firm since 1967 that you can trust. We look forward to working with you in conducting an Austin or Texas Investigation.

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Austin Private Investigator

An Austin private investigator must apply to the Texas Private Security Bureau and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check, like any private investigator in Texas. While many Austin private investigators come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a private investigator. Often times a degree in Criminal Justice or other security and investigation work can be just as important to prospective employers.

You can rest assured that any Austin private investigator assigned to your case with ICS is fully licensed and insured in accordance with Texas state laws and participates in the required continuing education. It is important for you to have this assurance, as it is equally criminal in the State of Texas to hire an unlicensed private investigator as it is to operate a private investigation company without a license.

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Private Investigation in Austin

Austin is the capitol of Texas and the center of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area, which has a population of over 1.6 million people. Austin is also the county seat of Travis County. The City of Austin is known for its diverse mix and has been selected for various awards, like best place to live, greenest city, best people, and more. In addition, Austin is a major center for technology and has been called "the Silicon Hills". However, Austin has retained a strong network of locally owned business and organizations, and is a hub of arts and culture.

Austin has many buildings important to the people and State of Texas. The most well known is the Texas State Capitol building, a major tourist attraction and pride of the state. When it was constructed it was considered the seventh largest building in the world, and is the largest state capitol building in the United States. Austin is also home to the Texas State History Museum, as well as many other museums and centers for the arts.

In contrast to most other large cities in Texas, Austin does not have an extensive road system and is the largest city in the United States to be served by only one highway. Austin has one major airport, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Public transportation in Austin is handled by the Capitol Metropolitan Transportation Authority, called Capitol Metro, which currently consists mainly of bus lines but has plans to add a commuter rail system in the near future.

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the City of Austin and its surrounding cities and suburbs, including: Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, and more. Whether your case involves fraud, adultery, missing persons, child custody, extramarital affairs or infidelity, asset searches, surveillance, background checks or any of our other services, ICS has the resources and expertise to find the answers you need.

Austin Background Check

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the City of Austin? Are you in Austin and need a background check performed elsewhere? ICS can provide this service and many others. Background checks are one of the most well known and useful investigation tools a private investigator can provide. Sometimes a background check is all a client needs and other times it is merely the first step into a more in-depth investigation, providing clues and leads for the private investigator and client to pursue. If you need an Austin background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS is ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Austin just like you get results since 1967.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Austin

City of Austin - Austin City Connection

Website: https://www.ci.austin.tx.us/

Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc.

Website: https://www.tali.org/

Texas Department of Public Safety

Website: https://www.txdps.state.tx.us/index.htm

Official Portal of Texas (State of Texas Website)

Website: https://www.texasonline.com/portal/tol

Texas Constitution and Statutes

Website: https://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Index.aspx

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Texas Private Investigator License

Reference Website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/psb/

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/psb/
Email: Private_Security_Bureau@txdps.state.tx.us
Texas Department of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau, PO Box 15999, Austin, Texas, United States, 78761-5999
Phone: (512) 424-7710
Fax: (512) 424-7729

Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, Inc.

Citation Statute:
Texas Occupations Code
Title 10. Occupations Related to Law Enforcement and Security
Chapter 1702. Private Security

Texas Administrative Code
Title 37. Public Safety and Corrections
Part 1. Texas Department of Public Safety
Chapter 35. Private Security

Website: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/

Qualifications Requirement:
The following information is a summary of the Texas Private Security Bureau document "Company License Application Instructions and General Requirements for Licensing". Please see the full document for more detailed and complete information.

Texas law requires that a private investigator must be properly licensed to offer or engage in private investigation or security services. Offering to provide private investigator services without a license, or hiring an unlicensed private investigator to perform investigations carries a criminal penalty in the state of Texas.

Private investigation companies that are licensed by the Private Security Bureau of Texas may consist of a single person or may involve several thousand employees. Each type of company can be identified as one of the three main types of companies; sole proprietorships (single owner), partnerships (two or more owners), and corporations (established through the Office of the Texas Secretary of State).

Texas law requires that to own, manage or be employed by a licensed private investigation company, a person must:

• be at least 18 years of age;
• not have been convicted of two or more felony offenses, a single felony within the past twenty years; or a Class A misdemeanor within the past ten years;
• no be currently charged with a Class A misdemeanor or felony offense, under an information or indictment
• not have been adjudicated a having engaged in felony level delinquent conduct within the past ten years;
• not have been found by a court to be incompetent by reason of a mental defect or disease and not have been restored to competency;
• not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed services, discharged from the United States armed services under other conditions determined by the Board to be prohibitive, or dismissed by the United States armed services if a commissioned office in the United States armed services;
• not be required to register in this or any other state as a sex offender;
• not have charges pending for or have been convicted in any jurisdiction of a Class misdemeanor within the past five years, for an offense determined by the Board administrative rule to be disqualifying.

These requirements apply to all licensed private investigators and applicants for a private investigator license. There are additional requirements that must be met by the manager of a private investigation company.

All applicants for a private investigator license undergo criminal history checks with the State of Texas and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In addition, a licensed private investigation company must maintain, on file with the Private Security Bureau of Texas, a certificate of proof of liability which must be kept in full force and effect at all times.

Reciprocity: Texas does not have private investigator reciprocity agreements with any other states. However, if a private investigator must conduct brief business in Texas, it is generally acceptable.

Testing: Testing is required for a Private Investigator License in the State of Texas.

Fees: Class A Fee: $350.00 registration fee + $11.00 subscription fee= $361.00

Renewal Information: $350.00 registration fee + $11.00 subscription fee= $361.00


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