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West Virginia 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 West Virginia, 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.

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West Virginia Private Investigator

Local West Virginia Private Investigator

Private Investigators in West 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.

West Virginia Private Investigator

A private investigator in West Virginia must apply to the West Virginia Secretary of State and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many West 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 West Virginia, it is against the law to provide the services of a private investigator without a West Virginia Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any West Virginia private investigator assigned to your case with ICS is an authorized sub-contractor fully licensed and insured in accordance with West Virginia State Laws and participates in the required continuing education.

Private Investigator in West Virginia

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the State of West Virginia, and has authorized sub-contractors 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.

Computer Forensics and Bug Sweeps in West Virginia

Private Investigator in West Virginia

The professional private investigators at ICS are skilled and experienced in providing computer forensics and bug sweeps, as a part of our technical surveillance countermeasures professional service. If you believe that your confidential information has been recorded, copied or accessed, ICS can assist you in determining if you have been compromised. Our private investigators can perform bug sweeps at your home or office and digital forensics on your computers, laptops and smart phones, including the iPhone.

West Virginia Background Check

Do you need a background check performed on an individual in the State of West Virginia? Are you in West 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 West 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 West Virginia just like you get results since 1967.

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Local Associations and Important Resources for West Virginia

Private Investigators and Security Professionals of West Virginia

Website: https://www.pispwv.org/

The State of West Virginia Official Website

Website: https://www.wv.gov/

West Virginia Secretary of State

Website: https://www.sos.wv.gov/

West Virginia Legislature

Website: https://www.legis.state.wv.us/

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Jurisdictional, Licensing, and Regulation Concerns

West Virginia Private Investigator License

There are two types of licenses in the state of West Virginia, an Individual Private Investigator license as well as a Private Investigator Firm license.
Reference Website: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/licensing/Pages/AboutInvestigatorGuardLicensing.aspx

Contact Information:
Website: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/licensing/Pages/Licensing.aspx
West Virginia Secretary of State, Private Investigator & Security Guard Licensing, Building 1, Suite 157-K 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, West Virginia, United States, 25305
Phone: (304) 558-6000

Private Investigators and Security Professionals of West Virginia

Qualifications Requirement:
Regardless of whether you intend to apply for an individual or firm license, as a private investigator or security guard, there nine basic requirements which apply to all applicants. For a firm, these basic requirements apply to all officers, member or partners, and all employees who will conduct business.

1. Be at least 18 years old or older.
2. Be a citizen of the United States, or an alien legally residing in the United States.
3. Be of good moral character.
4. Have not had a previous private investigator or security guard license revoked or denied in West Virginia or any other state.
5. Have not been declared incompetent by a court because of a mental defect or illness.
6. Do not suffer from narcotics addiction or dependence or habitual drunkenness.
7. Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or territory.
8. Have not been convicted of any of these crimes:

* Illegally using, carrying or possessing a pistol or other dangerous weapon;
* Making or possessing burglar's instruments;
* Buying or receiving stolen property;
* Entering a building unlawfully;
* Aiding an inmate's escape from prison;
* Possessing or distributing illicit drugs; or
* Any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or for which dishonesty of character is a necessary element.

Fees: A $50 non-refundable processing fee is included in the fee. If your license is denied, the remainder will be refunded.
One-year license and processing fee for individual:
$150 West Virginia Resident
$550 Non-Resident of WV


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