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Charleston 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 Charleston, 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.


Charleston Private Investigator

A Private Investigator in Charleston must apply to the West Virginia Secretary of State and pass licensing requirements, including a thorough background check. While many Investigators in Charleston come from a law enforcement or military background, it is not a requirement for employment as a PI in West Virginia. Often times, a degree in Criminal Justice or other security and investigation work can be just as important to prospective employers.

Iit is against the law to provide any Private Investigative services in Charleston without a West Virginia Private Investigator License. You can rest assured that any Charleston Private Investigator assigned to your case with ICS has the experience and mentality to get you the results you are looking for.

Private Investigator in Charleston

ICS provides a full range of investigations for the City of Charleston, 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 Charleston

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.

Charleston Background Check

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


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Case Studies

  • Overseas Lost Person

    Private Investigator finds a lost person in an overseas country 01/24/2019

  • Locate Lost Person

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to locate a Subject that had been in a 3-year relationship with the Client. 01/17/2019

  • Child Custody Exchange

    ICS was contacted in an attempt to have an Investigator on site to witness the exchange of a child from father to mother. Due to the legality of the exchange, a verified witness was required by the Client to document a proper exchange to negate... 01/08/2019

  • Case Study: Infidelity investigation in a Resort City Like Dubai

    ICS was contacted by a Client in an attempt to verify if her spouse was engaging in acts of Infidelity while on a stay in a city much like Dubai. Investigators were dispatched. We had boot on the ground in the resort and reserved their stay. In... 10/01/2018

  • Case Study: Due Diligence investigation helps business move forward with new investors.

    The private investigator for ICS helped our client make informed decisions about their potential investigators. With this case study the efforts made by ICS thwarted the clients suspicion and made for better business dealing. 09/20/2018


Paper and Press Releases

  • Join our team of Qualified Parties

    There is simply no agency with an international footprint that takes better care of its private investigator talent. "Our solution is simple, take care of you like our own!" -Michael Rabern 08/29/2018

  • Teen Cyber Bullying

    Cyberbullying has become increasingly common, with the increased use of communication technology, especially among teenagers.
    12/07/2015

  • Cellphone Spyware

    Cellular Spyware is basically "phone surveillance". It is an app that has usually been installed by a third party on a cell phone that allows them to listen to or record conversations, track location and monitor all the data of the cell phone that... 12/07/2015

  • Workers Compensation Fraud

    Worker's compensation programs are compensation plans for the victims of all job-related injuries.  When an employee gets hurt on the job, the employer is liable for medical expenses, lost income and other expenses until the employee has healed... 12/07/2015

  • ICS Will Not Do Cheating Decoy Investigations

    International Counterintelligence Services (“ICS”), a leader in the private investigations industry takes a strong stand against Cheating Decoy Investigations. 12/07/2015



Local Associations and Important Resources for Charleston

Official Website of the City of Charleston

Website: https://www.cityofCharleston.org/

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/

About Charleston:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_West_Virginia


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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: https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/PISGLicInfo.aspx

Contact Information:
Website: https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/PISGLicInfo.aspx
Email: InvestigationSupport@wvsos.gov
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

Associations:
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.

Reciprocity: West Virginia does not have any reciprocity with other states.



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

Forms:
https://sos.wv.gov/business/Pages/PISGLicInfo.aspx





Charleston Private Investigator Listing

Andrea Reese

15 upper sand run road buckhannon West Virginia 26201
buckhannon , West Virginia 
Phone : 3049914473
Email : reeseinvestigations@gmail.com
Office Contact: Andrea Reese

Cook Service & Investigations

6999 Thorne Bottom Road
Lost River, West Virginia 26810
Phone : 304-490-9040
Email : csnIwv@gmail.com
Office Contact: Glen Cook

Legal Investigative Services

PO Box 7106, Charleston, WV
Charleston, West Virginia 25356
Phone : 304-776-4828
Email : lisapi@suddenlink.net
Office Contact: Lisa Turley

Terango Investigations Inc

8068 Brannon Street
Stonewood, West Virginia 26301
Phone : 304-203-4490 or 304-624-4490
Email : pijterango@aol.com
Office Contact: Jim Terango


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