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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored private investigators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best private investigators in Charlotte, NC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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All Access Investigation

Carolina Surveillance & Investigations is a Charlotte firm made up entirely of experienced retired law enforcement officers licensed and insured in private investigation and protective services. The investigators help clients with investigations into domestic issues, paternity determination, asset detection, and polygraph testing. The firm has an A rating with the BBB and offers free consultations for clients.

Cornelius, NC 28031 (704) 562-4623


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Barefoot Professional Investigation

Barefoot Professional Investigation in Charlotte offers professional investigative services and has for the past 30 years. The firm is a member of the National Association of Legal Investigators and investigates a range of cases from suspected infidelity and child custody issues to background checks and performing witness interviews and obtaining affidavits and statements used in court. The firm also has experience in the area of computer forensics and debugging and surveillance countermeasures. Clients say, "Barefoot Professional Investigations is by far the most professional investigation firm I have ever encountered. "

Charlotte, NC 28204 (704) 377-1000


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Blue Chameleon Investigations

Blue Chameleon Investigations in Matthews is a licensed and insured private investigative firm owned and operated by a retired police veteran with 28 years experience on the force. Rated A+ by the BBB Blue Chameleon performs investigations into domestic, missing persons, wrongful death, and nanny and caregiver investigations as well as a range of other cases. The firm is a member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators and serves clients in the private sector as well as businesses and law firms.

Charlotte, NC 28201 (704) 233-7758


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Carolina Intelligence Group

Carolina Intelligence Group was founded in Charlotte in 1989 by a licensed private investigator who is a former police officer. The firm serves clients with both criminal and civil investigations ranging from infidelity investigation to witness location and undercover investigations. Carolina Intelligence Group is a member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators and the National Council of Investigation & Security Services.

Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 659-6575


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Carolina Surveillance & Investigations

Carolina Surveillance & Investigation opened in Charlotte in 2002. The founder has over 30 years of experience in private investigations and assists clients in finding facts in cases of suspected infidelity, child custody issues, and evidence for divorce proceedings. The firm has worked in cooperation with the DEA, the FBI, and the Secret Service. The range of services offered includes surveillance, undercover investigations, and polygraph testing. Clients can call for free consultations.

Charlotte, NC 28201 (980) 215-9009


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Clark & Associates Private Investigative Service

Clark & Associates Private Investigative Service in Albemarle is a licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina. The firm's owner has over 35 years of experience in police and private investigative work and is on the board of directors of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators and is a member of the South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators. The firm has experience in undercover and body-cam investigation and helps clients prepare for court, runs background checks, and performs process service.

Albemarle, NC 28002 (704) 398-0025


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Derecho Investigations & Security Consultants

Derecho Investigations & Security Consultants in Charlotte offers private investigation services, personal protection services, and home security evaluations. With over 14 years of military service, the licensed private investigator is experienced in criminal defense investigation and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators. Derecho Investigations also holds NRA certification in pistol and North Carolina Concealed carry course instruction. The firm also performs emergency preparedness evaluations.

Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 727-2996


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DJG Investigative Services

DJG Investigative Services in Cornelius opened in 2001 to serve insurance companies investigating insurance fraud. The founder has over 20 years of experience in both public and private sector investigation and security as well as loss prevention. The firm is a Member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators, the South Carolina Association of Legal Investigation, and the Better Business Bureau. DJG is licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Kansas, with national coverage available through their approved networking partners.

Cornelius, NC 28031 (704) 536-8025


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Doug Broome Investigative Group

Doug Broome Investigative Group is a team of licensed private investigators in Monroe who have backgrounds in military, law enforcement, and fire department. The lead investigator has over 24 years of experience and investigates cases involving suspected infidelity and criminal defense. The firm also provides personal and executive protection and surveillance and tracking services.

Monroe, NC 28110 (704) 361-1405


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Funderburk Process Servers

Funderburk Process Servers in Charlotte was founded by a licensed private investigator with 30 years of service in the local police department. The firm offers services to clients who need assistance with divorce investigation, locating people hiding from child support obligations, and general investigation services. Background checks and process serving are other services offered by the business.

Charlotte, NC 28278 (704) 534-5017


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IA Investigations

IA Investigations in Mooresville is operated by a retired police captain with over 29 years on the force, who has an M.S. in criminal justice and graduated from the FBI National Academy and is a licensed private investigator. The firm prides itself on the ethical pursuit of truth in cases involving suspected infidelity, missing persons, and insurance fraud. IA Investigations performs GPS tracking and surveillance services as well.

Mooresville, NC 28117 (704) 799-5743


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Kinsloving Investigation

Kinsloving Investigation in Matthews specializes in adoption related private investigation cases. The firm offers services for adoptees, birthparents, siblings, adoptive parents, attorneys, adoption agencies, and other private investigators searching for people. Kinsloving was opened in 1992 after the owner successfully searched for her family member and founded the Adoption Information Exchange. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and previous clients say " am still amazed at the speed and professionalism of your service – and so grateful to you. Although my parents are both dead at least I know now who they were, and I have the opportunity to reunite with my family on both sides."

Matthews, NC 28106 (704) 537-5919


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OPSEC International

OPSEC International founded in 2008 has a staff of experienced professionals who are licensed and insured to perform surveillance, investigation, and personal protection. The firm investigates suspected infidelity, workers compensation fraud, and investigations for court proceedings. The business has local, national and international clients and is a member of the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board a licensed armored car service.

Charlotte, NC 28227 (704) 930-6778


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Piedmont Private Investigations

Piedmont Private Investigations is a licensed and experienced private investigator helping clients with a range of cases since 1999. The firm conducts investigations into suspected infidelity, child custody issues, and divorce cases. Piedmont works with both private and corporate clients and provides surveillance, lie detection, service of court papers and bug sweeping. The business offers free consultations to prospective clients.

Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 904-7551


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Security Consult

Security Consult in Charlotte is a private investigating and security firm that serves both commercial and residential customers. The firm has a North Carolina Armed Private Investigator license and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators. Security Consult helps clients dealing with suspected infidelity and investigates cases for custody and visitation issues. The business is also a provider of armed security services, and home and residential CCTV, fire alarm, and security systems.

Charlotte, NC 28220 (704) 531-8399


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Supreme Forces Investigations

Supreme Forces Investigations was opened in 2008 in Charlotte to serve clients with investigations into criminal and civil cases. The firm is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina and holds memberships in many associations including the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators. Supreme Forces specializes in Surveillance and Interviewing services and also works for clients in domestic cases and performs background checks.

Charlotte, NC 28273 (800) 397-8503


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The Kiker Group

The Kiker Group is a private investigating and private security firm in Salisbury offering services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The company has been in business for over 30 years and has experience in private investigations, missing person cases, armored car service, and performing background checks. The firm gives free consultations for cases and has never lost a case in court. Kiker is a member of the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board and has networking agreements with Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 636-9592


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Vaudra helps clients investigate and resolve corporate, retail and, IP related issues in Huntersville. The team has over 70 years combined experience and investigates cyber crime, trademark use and infringement, and E-commerce cases, as well as working with businesses to develop anti-counterfeiting strategies and prevent inventory shrink and cargo theft. Many of Vaudra's clients have been with them for more than five years, and report "I know through experience and hundreds of cases that I can always rely on your depth of expertise and willingness to think outside the box to bring the best investigative tools to the table."

Huntersville, NC 28078 (855) 272-6347


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