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Seattle private investigators with ICS are authorized independent contractors and are qualified, licensed professionals ready to assist you with a discreet, confidential private investigation. If you need a private investigation in Seattle, please fill out a Private Investigator Free Consultation. Our private investigators are committed to providing affordable, reliable service in your area and report their results in a timely, accountable manner. Contact us today to begin your case. International Counterintelligence Services, Inc. is licensed to conduct investigation services throughout the state of WA. Washington License No. 2725.


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Seattle Private Investigator

ICS of Washington is Seattle’s superior private investigative agency, providing reliable and confidential investigations across the state.  ICS of Washington, a branch of ICS, dispatches professional, licensed Washington state private investigators to quickly meet your investigative needs.  ICS of Washington is a licensed Washington private investigation agency that employs private investigators and sub-contractors around the world, giving us the ability to provide our clients with professional and confidential investigations with timely and thorough reporting.  The Seattle Metro area is only one small area that our private investigators can serve; we also conduct private investigations in Spokane, the Tri Cities, Bellingham, Kelso, Vancouver, Leavenworth, Tacoma, Yakima, Snoqualmie Pass and more.  Contact ICS’s Toll Free 24 hour line at (888) 223-6494.

Private Investigators in Seattle

ICS of Washington accepts most case types, and services every city and town in Washington.  We value our strong working relationships with licensed 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 accurate through our use of local Seattle private investigators that live and work in your area.  Turn to the experienced private investigators at ICS of Washington.  We are highly skilled at helping clients who need to catch a cheating spouse or partner, locate missing or lost persons, collect evidence for child custody, visitation, or support trials, or find their birth-parent.  Hire one of our private investigators when you are involved in any kind of legal proceeding.  ICS of Washington can utilize our specialized databases and unrivaled investigative experience to find the evidence you need.  We always use approved investigative methods, so evidence collected by our private investigators is admissible in court.  ICS private investigators are available 24 hours a day via our online free consultation form and our Toll Free line, (888) 223-6494.

In addition to the investigations we offer, ICS also provides a variety of private investigator services in Bellevue, including computer and cellular forensics, background checks, finger printing, and pre-employment screening.  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.

ICS of Washington

ICS of Washington is a licensed private investigation agency, and is a part of International Counterintelligence Services Inc (ICS) .


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Local Associations and Important Resources for Seattle

Official Website of the City of Seattle

Website: http://www.seattle.gov/

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 Seattle:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle


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





Private Investigation Cases covered in Seattle:
Abondoned Property Investigation Juror Vetting (Jury Selection)
Accident Reconstruction Kidnapping and Ransom Situation
Activity Checks Labor Dispute Monitoring
Adopted Child Locate Investigation Land Ownership and Title Investigation
Adultery or Infidelity Investigations (Marital) Litigation & Legal Support (Active Case)
AOE or COE Insurance Investigation Locate Lost People
Arson or Fire Loss Investigation Loss and Theft Investigations
Background Checks (Online Dating) Lost Family Member
Background Investigation Malpractice Investigation
Background Investigation (Pre-Marital or Pre-nuptial) Maritime or Boating Investigations
Bankruptcy Due Diligence Medical and Dental Malpractice
Beneficiary Investigations Mergers and Acquisitions Investigation
Birth Parent Locate Investigation Mind Control or Brainwashing Investigations
Blacklisting and Blackballing Investigations Missing Persons
Bomb Threats and Detection Missing Pet Investigations
Bug Sweeps Mobile Phone and PDA Seizures
Cargo and Transportation Investigation Money Laundering Investigations
Cargo Theft Investigation Mortgage Fraud Investigations
CDL Verification Mystery and Secret Shopper
Cellphone Spyware Detection Narcotics Detection
Cellphone Tapping Detection Online Auction Fraud
Cellular Forensics Online Defamation Investigation
Cheating Decoy Investigations Online Gaming and MMO Investigations
Cheating Husband Investigation Online Social Networking Investigation
Cheating Spouse Investigation Organized Crime Control or RICO
Cheating Wife Investigation Origin and Cause Investigation
Child Abuse or Molestation Other Private Investigator Case
Child Custody and Visitation Investigations Overdue Cargo Investigation
Child Exploitation and Obscenity (Pornography) Paternity Investigations and Testing
Child Support Enforcement and Collection Personal Injury
Child Support Modification Personal Protection
Cohabitation Investigation Polygraph and Lie Detection (General)
Cold Case Investigations Polygraph and Lie Detection for Domestic Purposes
Commercial GPS Tracking Polygraph and Lie Detection for Employee Purposes
Competitive Business Intelligence Polygraph and Lie Detection for Pre Employment Screening
Computer Eavesdropping Detection Pre-Employment Screening
Computer Forensics Investigation Probate Investigation
Computer Hacking Detection Process Service (Worldwide)
Computer Spyware Detection Professional Malpractice Investigations
Corporate Slander Investigation Public Interest Investigations
Counterfeiting Crime Real Estate Fraud Investigations
Counter-Surveillance Religion or Faith Based Investigation
Covert Surveillance (Tailing) Runaway and Missing Children
Criminal Background Checks and Search Sabotage Investigations
Criminal Defense Investigations Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Securities Investigations
Criminal Investigation (All Types) Sects Occult or Cults Investigations
Cyber Sabotage Investigations Security Consulting (CPP & PPS Certified)
Debugging Sexual Harassment Claims
D'enquête pour les Clients qui Parlent Français Sick Day Fraud
Dependency Investigations Signal Piracy Investigation
Digital Forensics Slander and Defamation of Character Investigations
Discrimination Claims Investigations Social Media Investigation
Diversion or Conversion Investigations Spousal Maintenance or Alimony Modification
Divorce Investigation Stalking and Harassment Investigations
Document Examination and Assessment Sting Operations
Domestic Investigations (All Types) Stock Options Fraud
Domestic Violence Stolen or Lost Cat Investigations
Drowning and Boating Accident Investigations Stolen or Lost Dog Investigations
Drug Testing Stolen or Lost Pet Investigations
Due Diligence Investigation (General) Stolen Property Investigations
Eavesdropping Detection (Bugs and Taps) Strike and Labor Unrest
eDiscovery Sub-Rosa Surveillance
Elder Abuse Investigations Substance Abuse Investigation
Electronic Discovery Services Surface or Forensic Drug Detection
Email Tracking and SMS Tracing Surveillance (Beacon or GPS tracking)
Embezzlement Investigation Surveillance Detection (Countermeasures)
Employee Malingering Investigation Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
Employee Theft Investigation Telephone Tapping Detection
Employment Misconduct Investigation Tenant Screening
Espionage Investigations Traffic and Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
Expert Witness Testimony Undercover and Covert Investigations
Extortion or Exaction Investigations Unfair Competition Investigations
Financial Fraud Investigations Unfaithful or Cheating Partner (Non-Marital)
FMLA Abuse Investigation Unlawful Conduct Investigations
Fugitive Apprehension Unsolved Crime Investigations
Gay Spouse Investigation Vendor Screening Investigations
GPS Tracking Detection Veterinary Malpractice Investigations
Hidden Assets Investigation Water Related Death Investigation
Hidden Assets Search (Lost or Forgotten) White Collar Crime
Homicide and Murder Investigation Wire and Electronic Communications Crime
Human Trafficking Witness Locates and Interviewing
Identity Theft Witness Statements
Inheritance Investigation Workers' Compensation Fraud (AOE/COE)
Insurance Fraud Investigations (Active Case) Workplace (ADA, EEOC, or FMLA Sensitive)
Intellectual Property and Copyright Infringement Workplace Conditions Investigations
International Marriage Investigation Workplace Investigation Interview
International Rendition Workplace Violence Investigation
Internet Cyber Bullying Wrongful Death Investigations
Internet Defamation and Slander Investigations Wrongful Imprisonment
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Clients Serviced in Seattle:
Attorneys & Legal Services Insurance Industry and Adjusters
Business (100+ Employees) Law Enforcement Specific
Business (Small Business) Medical Services or Hospice
Education Services Industry Non-Government Organization
Financial Services Industry Parental or Caretaker
Government (Local/State/Federal) Real Estate Professionals
Hotel, Bar or Restaurant Specific Security & Private Investigator
Human Resource Professionals Spousal or Matrimonial
Individual Clients (Personal Cases) Transportation (Trucking and Cargo)

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