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Virginia Private Investigator

You can be confident that you have chosen a competent and legitimate private investigation agency with experience, reliability and capability throughout the State of Virginia. This office serves it’s client’s statewide and through other offices that operate at the same level with the same ethos and mission statement. There is no comparable talent solution in the world. ICS is committed to providing affordable, reliable service in your area and report their results in a timely, accountable manner according to the ICS mission statement.

Recent Virginia Inquiries
OriginInvestigation LocationClient TypeCase Type
Virginia Alexandria, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Electronic Discovery Services
Frederick, Maryland Prince William, Virginia Spousal or Matrimonial Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Virginia Virginia Beach, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Runaway and Missing Children
Virginia Richmond, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Virginia Richmond, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Virginia Richmond, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Other Private Investigator Case
Virginia Costa Rica Security & Private Investigator Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Virginia Virginia Spousal or Matrimonial Divorce Investigation
Virginia Alexandria, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Domestic Investigations (All Types)
Mountain Home, Idaho Tidewater, Virginia Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Abondoned Property Investigation

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Virginia Private Investigator

Local Virginia Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Virginia 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.

Virginia Private Investigator

A private investigator in Virginia must apply to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Virginia 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.

In the State of Virginia, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a Virginia Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any Virginia private investigators that are assigned to your case are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Virginia State Laws and participates in the required continuing education.

Private Investigator in Virginia

ICS provides a full range of investigative services for the State of Virginia, and works in every major metropolitan region. 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.

Virginia Computer Forensics Private Investigator

Virginia Private Investigator

ICS private investigators are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics investigations in Virginia to scientifically analyze the data held on, or retrieved from computer storage media in such a way that the information can be used as evidence in a Virginia court of law. Our Virginia computer forensics investigators securely collect the suspect data and exam its contents based on the purpose of the investigation. Computer forensics investigators at ICS provide services such as: data recovery of emails, instant messages, and all types of files, virus and spyware detection and removal, email tracing, pornography detection, computer and network intrusion detection and prevention, internet history evaluation, hidden files detection, and more. Our forensic technicians are knowledgeable and available to provide these services for desktop computers, laptops, network servers, digital cameras, media cards, smart phones including the iPhone, and most other forms of media and data storage. If you need a computer forensics investigator, click now to begin a Computer Forensics Private Investigation.

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

Technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) eavesdropping detection and bug sweeps are designed to detect any means of eavesdropping or electronic bugs in use at your home, office or vehicle. The TSCM professionals with ICS are highly qualified, certified and accredited. Whether your case involves suspicion of corporate espionage, stalking, intrusion into your private affairs, extortion, identity theft, or any other malicious attempt to harm you through information theft, the TSCM professionals at ICS are ready to assist you with an in-depth, comprehensive survey. A technical surveillance countermeasures sweep with ICS involves both physical and electronic inspection of the area of concern to determine if any means of eavesdropping or information theft are in use, like infrared, laser, audio recording, video recording, phone taps, GPS tracking, hidden cameras, wireless microphones, radio transmitters, cell phone interceptors, and more. If you suspect that one of these devices, or any other means of eavesdropping or information theft, have been used against you, contact ICS today to begin a TSCM eavesdropping detection and bug sweep. A technical surveillance countermeasures eavesdropping detection and bug sweep is a service offered by ICS and is not itself an investigation; ICS will work with a Virginia private investigator to report findings and take action in the event of a discovery of illegal surveillance activities.

Virginia Background Check

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the State of Virginia? Are you in Virginia 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 investigator and client to pursue. If you need a Virginia background check or an investigation involving one, the professionals at ICS are ready to work for you to provide the discreet and confidential service you need. ICS has been helping people in Virginia just like you get results since 1967.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for Virginia

Private Investigators Association of Virginia


Professional Investigators & Security Association


The State of Virginia Official Website


Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services


Virginia General Assembly


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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Virginia Private Investigator License

Virginia requires only sixty hours of training in order to become licensed.
Reference Website:

Contact Information:
Department of Criminal Justice Services, 1100 Bank St., Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23219
Phone: (804) 786-4700

Private Investigator Association of Virginia
Professional Investigators and Security Association

Citation Statute:
Code of Virginia
Title 9.1 Commonwealth Public Safety
Chapters 138-150

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6: Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 20: Department of Criminal Justice Services
Chapter 171: Regulations Related to Private Security Services


Qualifications Requirement:
A. Prior to the issuance of a business license, the applicant shall meet or exceed the requirements of licensing and application submittal to the department as set forth in this section.

B. Each person seeking a license as a private security services business shall file a completed application provided by the department including:

1. For each principal and supervisor of the applying business, their fingerprints pursuant to 6VAC20-171-30;

2. Documentation verifying that the applicant has secured a surety bond in the amount of $100,000 executed by a surety company authorized to do business in Virginia, or a certificate of insurance reflecting the department as a certificate holder, showing a policy of comprehensive general liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $100,000 and $300,000 issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in Virginia;

3. For each nonresident applicant for a license, on a form provided by the department, a completed irrevocable consent for the department to serve as service agent for all actions filed in any court in this Commonwealth;

4. For each applicant for a license as a private security services business except sole proprietor or partnership, on a form provided by the department, the identification number issued by the Virginia State Corporation Commission for verification that the entity is authorized to conduct business in the Commonwealth;

5. A physical address in Virginia where records required to be maintained by the Code of Virginia and this chapter are kept and available for inspection by the department. A post office box is not a physical address;

6. On the license application, designation of at least one individual as compliance agent who is not designated as compliance agent for any other licensee, and who is certified or eligible for certification pursuant to 6VAC20-171-70;

7. The applicable, nonrefundable license application fee; and

8. Designation on the license application of the type of private security business license the applicant is seeking. The initial business license fee includes one category. A separate fee will be charged for each additional category. The separate categories are identified as follows: security officers/couriers (armed and unarmed), private investigators, electronic security, armored car, personal protection specialists, and security canine handlers. Alarm respondents crossover into both the security officer and electronic security category; therefore, if an applicant is licensed in either of these categories, he can provide these services without purchasing an additional category.

C. Upon completion of the initial license application requirements, the department may issue an initial license for a period not to exceed 24 months.

D. The department may issue a letter of temporary licensure to businesses seeking licensure under § 9.1-139 of the Code of Virginia for not more than 120 days while awaiting the results of the state and national fingerprint search conducted on the principals and compliance agent of the business, provided the applicant has met the necessary conditions and requirements.

E. A new license is required whenever there is any change in the ownership or type of organization of the licensed entity that results in the creation of a new legal entity.

F. Each license shall be issued to the legal business entity named on the application, whether it be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, and shall be valid only for the legal entity named on the license. No license shall be assigned or otherwise transferred to another legal entity, with the exception of a sole proprietorship or partnership that incorporates to form a new corporate entity where the initial licensee remains as a principal in the newly formed corporation. This exception shall not apply to any existing corporation that purchases the business or assets of an existing sole proprietorship.

G. Each licensee shall comply with all applicable administrative requirements and standards of conduct and shall not engage in any acts prohibited by applicable sections of the Code of Virginia and this chapter.

H. Each licensee shall be a United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Reciprocity: Official reciprocity with Georgia Private Investigator License, Florida Private Investigator License, Tennessee Private Investigator License, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina Private Investigator License.


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Top Case Types for Virginia
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital)
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations
Cheating Spouse Investigation
Other Private Investigator Case
Unfaithful or Cheating Mate (Non-Marital)
Cheating Husband Investigation
Background Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation
Locate Lost People
Divorce Investigation

Case Studies

Catfish Case Study
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Child Paternity Case Study
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Adultery Surveillance Case Study
A concerned husband solicited the services of the trained professionals at International...

Affair During Divorce of Wife with Attorney Case Study
A husband was in the middle of an international divorce, and his wife was overseas. The husband’s...

Alimony and Disability Fraud with Surveillance Case Study
When couples divorce, tensions rise when it comes to the allocation of alimony. Imagine this...A...

Papers and Press Releases

April 03, 2014
ICS of Virginia Now on Google Plus

ICS of Virginia has recently created a Google Plus account and can now be found in Google Locally via Google Maps, Google Local and Google Pages.

September 09, 2012
ICS of Virginia Nelson Mateo elected VP of VAPISA

Nelson Mateo was elected as the Second Vice President of the board.

March 27, 2012
ICS of Virginia Maintains PIAVA and PISA Membership

ICS of Virginia Maintains PIAVA and PISA Memberships

October 02, 2015
ICS Can Help You Find Your Child You Gave Up for Adoption or Your Birth Parents
Birth parents searching for their adopted children or children searching for their birth parents, have many obstacles to overcome when searching on th...

October 02, 2015
Signs That Your Spouse May Be Cheating
Do you suspect your spouse is having an affair? View the list of the different signs that can warn you that your spouse may be cheating.

July 03, 2015
ICS remains open for Independence Day Incident Driven Investigation Needs
ICS World Headquarters Observes 4th of July Holiday on Friday, July 3rd, However remains open with an elite rapid response team to service incident dr...

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