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International Counterintelligence Services, Inc. offers a full range of private investigation services throughout Washington, and our investigations are always performed by licensed Washington private investigators. All ICS investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable and confidential services. ICS 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. ICS is Washington’s full service private detective agency. Washington License No. 2725.


Private Investigator in Washington State

Local Washington Private Investigator

Private Investigators in Washington 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.

Washington Private Investigator

ICS of Washington is Washington's premier private investigative agency, providing affordable and discreet investigations throughout the state.  ICS of Washington, a branch of ICS, employs experienced Washington private investigators to quickly meet your investigative needs across the state and country.  ICS of Washington is a licensed Washington private investigation agency that employs private investigators and sub-contractors around the world.  This gives us the ability to provide professional and confidential investigations to every client, every time.  The Seattle Metro area is only one area that our private investigators can serve; we also conduct private investigations in Spokane, the Tri Cities, Bellingham, Kelso, Vancouver, Leavenworth, Tacoma, Olympia and more.  Contact ICS’s Toll Free 24 hour line at (888) 223-6494.

Private Investigator in Washington

ICS of Washington accepts most case types and services the entire state of Washington.  Because we maintain strong relationships with private investigators and sub-contractors throughout the world, ICS is able to initiate investigations quickly and keep costs low for clients living in or out of state.  ICS will keep your investigation affordable, confidential, and efficient by using local private investigators that live and work in Washington.  Turn to ICS to find an experienced Washington private investigator that offers a free consultation.  ICS helps clients that need to catch a cheating spouse or partner, collect evidence for child custody, visitation, or support trials, locate missing or lost persons, or find their birth parent.  Contact the licensed and highly qualified private investigators at ICS of Washington to get the answers you deserve.  If you are involved in any kind of legal proceeding, let ICS of Washington utilize our specialized databases and unrivaled investigative experience to find the evidence you need.  ICS uses proven investigative methods, so any evidence collected by our private investigators will be admissible in court.  ICS private investigators are available 24 hours a day, and we accept cases of all sizes and varieties throughout the state.

Washington Private Investigator

In addition to the investigations we offer, ICS also provides a variety of private investigator services in Washington, including background checks, finger printing, pre-employment screening, and computer and cellular forensics.  This is only a brief list of our most common case types and services; if you do not see your case type or service listed here, please contact ICS directly to speak to a Case Analyst about your investigation type.  Begin your investigation with a free consultation today by submitting the online free consultation form, or call our Toll Free, 24-hour line at (888) 223-6494.

ICS-Who We Are

ICS is an international private investigation agency that employs licensees and subcontractors in every region of the world.  ICS maintains offices throughout the country and works closely with subcontractors worldwide, which allows us to provide localized service to more areas of the world.  This dedication to superior local service with strong international experience is a part of the ICS Mission Statement, and helps us provide the best possible service to all our clients.

Missing Person and Locate Person Investigations

ICS of Washington accepts missing persons cases in Washington, even if no crime has been committed, or if the police have already conducted an investigation.  Traditionally, missing persons cases are handled by local law enforcement and the FBI, in collaboration with the AMBER Alert system, but often a private investigator will be called in to assist or take over a case when these agencies are unable to help. In the state of Washington it is not illegal for children to run away, and so the local police will not be able to help.  Private investigators are not bound by the same jurisdictions and regulations as police, which means that private investigators can find runaways in Washington. Many lost person cases in Washington simply fall outside the scope of criminal investigations, for instance, if you’re searching for a friend or family member with whom you have lost contact. If you have an unsolved missing person case, or need to locate a lost person in Washington, ICS can help.


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Local Associations and Important Resources for Washington

Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators

Website: http://www.pnai.com/

Washington Association of Legal Investigators

Website: http://www.wali.org/

The State of Washington Official Website

Website: http://access.wa.gov/

Washington State Department of Licensing

Website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/

Washington State Legislature

Website: http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx

About Washington:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_(U.S._state)

Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

Washington Private Investigator License

Washington has four types of licenses: a Private investigator agency license, an unarmed private investigator license, an armed private investigator license, and a certified trainer license.
Reference Website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/
Email: security@dol.wa.gov
Private Investigator Licensing Department of Licensing, PO Box 9048, Olympia, Washington, United States, 98507-9048
Phone: (360) 664-6611
Fax: (360) 570-7888

Associations:
PNAI - Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators
WALI - Washington Association of Legal Investigators

Citation Statute:
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Title 18: Businesses and Professions
Chapter 165: Private Investigators

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
Title 308: Department of Licensing
Chapter 17: Private Investigative Agencies and Private Investigators

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Title 18: Businesses and Professions
Chapter 235: Uniform Regulation of Business and Professions Act

Website: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=18.165

Qualifications Requirement:
An applicant must meet the following minimum requirements to obtain a private investigator license:

(1) Be at least eighteen years of age;

(2) Be a citizen or resident alien of the United States;

(3) Not have been convicted of a crime in any jurisdiction, if the director determines that the applicant's particular crime directly relates to his or her capacity to perform the duties of a private investigator and the director determines that the license should be withheld to protect the citizens of Washington state. The director shall make her or his determination to withhold a license because of previous convictions notwithstanding the restoration of employment rights act, chapter 9.96A RCW;

(4) Be employed by or have an employment offer from a private investigator agency or be licensed as a private investigator agency;

(5) Submit a set of fingerprints;

(6) Pay the required nonrefundable fee for each application; and

(7) Submit a fully completed application that includes proper identification on a form prescribed by the director for each company of employment.

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements to obtain a license as a private investigator, an applicant, or, in the case of a partnership or limited partnership, each partner, or, in the case of a corporation, the qualifying agent must meet the following additional requirements to obtain a private investigator agency license:

(a) Pass an examination determined by the director to measure the person's knowledge and competence in the private investigator agency business; or

(b) Have had at least three years' experience in investigative work or its equivalent as determined by the director. A year's experience means not less than two thousand hours of actual compensated work performed before the filing of an application. An applicant shall substantiate the experience by written certifications from previous employers. If the applicant is unable to supply written certifications from previous employers, applicants may offer written certifications from professional persons other than employers who, based on personal professional knowledge, can substantiate the employment.

An agency license issued pursuant to this section may not be assigned or transferred without prior written approval of the director.

No license to own or operate a private investigator company may be issued to an applicant if the name of the company portrays the company as a public law enforcement agency, or in association with a public law enforcement agency, or includes the word "police."

No criminal convictions that directly relate to your capacity to perform the duties of a private investigator and/or hinders public safety. A physical location of the business within Washington. A valid business license with the Department of Licensing. Proof of three years investigative experience performed before applying for the license. A certificate of liability insurance with minimum coverage of $25,000 bodily injury and $25,000 property damage OR a $10,000 Private Investigative Agency Surety Bond.

Testing: An exam is required for a private investigator license in the State of Washington. Exam information is available at the following website: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/piexam.html

Fees: Private Investigator Agency with unarmed principal: $600
Private Investigator Agency with armed principal: $700
Unarmed Private Investigator: $200
Armed Private Investigator (additional): $100

Renewal Information: Private Investigator Agency: $350
Private Investigator $175

Forms:
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/pi/piforms.html




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