Best Private Investigators in Columbus

Why These Private Investigators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Columbus Private Investigators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Ace Investigations

Ace Investigations is a Columbus-based full service, licensed private investigation agency specializing in wrongful conviction and criminal-defense investigations. Ace Investigations uses a combination of sophisticated investigative databases, world-class forensics, and old-fashioned investigative methods to provide a broad range of discreet investigative services to the public, corporations, and the legal profession. Services provided by Ace Investigations have been featured in Fox News and Mansfield News Journal.

Columbus, OH 43212


Armstrong Investigations

Armstrong Investigations is a family owned private investigation and security company based in Grove City that specializes in criminal investigation and surveillance. Owner Rodney Armstrong is dedicated to providing each client with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality using state-of-the-art equipment and the latest in technological advances to successfully and effectively close cases. He is a former police officer with over a decade of experience in the law enforcement field and a licensed private investigator through the State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Private Investigation and Security Guard Division.

Grove City, OH 43123


Highland Security & Investigations, LLC

Highland Security & Investigations is a security and investigations company in Columbus. Since 2009, Highland Security & Investigations has been providing an experienced, professional, and trained staff of investigators and security agents as well as a range of security service options. Highland Security & Investigations is licensed Class A through the State Of Ohio.

Columbus, OH 43228


HS Investigations & Security Services,Inc

HS Investigations & Security Services is a full service investigation and security company in Columbus that specializes in residential and commercial security. Their staff is comprised of law enforcement personnel that are trained and certified investigators that offer undercover operations, interviews and interrogations, locating missing or wanted persons, computer forensics, and conducting background checks. HSI agents are licensed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Columbus, OH 43229


InfoCorp Investigative Services, LLC

InfoCorp Investigative Services is a licensed professional private investigation agency centrally located in Columbus specializing in investigative and legal services. InfoCorp's professional, seasoned, and licensed Ohio investigators and professional process servers have over 28 years of experience and specialized training in investigative and legal fields in public and private sectors. They offer a wide-range of private investigations and detective services including process service, infidelity investigations, insurance fraud, personal injury investigations, witness interviews and canvass, record research and retrieval, and pre-employment screening. InfoCorp Investigative Services is a member of National Council of Investigation & Security Services, Ohio Association of Security & Investigative Specialists, National Association of Legal Investigators, National Association of Investigative Specialists, National Association of Professional Process Servers, International Process Servers Association, and Alliance of Investigative and Security Specialists.

Columbus, OH 43235


Intelligence Investigative Services

Intelligence Investigative Services is a private investigation firm based in Columbus specializing in full service investigations for a wide variety of areas. Their investigators are individually licensed and are fully equipped and prepared to secure the necessary documentation for all cases such as workers' compensation, disability or domestic surveillance, locate or skip traces, statements, background or asset investigations, in person interviews, and scene photographs. Intelligence Investigative Services offers a 100% 7-day file turnaround time for surveillances, backgrounds, and locates/skip traces services or get a $20 discount for each day pass the seven day mark.

Columbus, OH 43206


Ohio Special Services Group

Ohio Special Services Group is a private investigation and security services company in Dublin specializing in private investigation, security guard services, and security consulting to attorneys, businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Columbus metro area and throughout the State of Ohio. They offer a wide range of security, protection, consulting, and investigative services including uniformed or plainclothes security, special events security, VIP security, and vehicle patrol services. Their investigations and security services are handled by skilled and proficient specialists licensed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety Private Investigator and Security Services Section and fully insured for clients' protection.

Dublin, OH 43017


Pennington & Associates

Pennington & Associates is a private investigation and analysis firm in Columbus that operates throughout the state of Ohio and West Virginia, specializing in criminal defense investigation, legal investigation, and the analysis of information. Pennington & Associates offers the public cost-effective, highly skilled private investigator services including criminal defense investigation, civil investigation, and forensic photography with an advanced layer of analysis. Pennington & Associates offers free telephone consultation and investigative estimate.

Columbus, OH 43215


Silvania Investigative Services

Silvania Investigative Services is a full service investigation company that serves the Columbus area. Their services include all types of personal, business, legal, and insurance investigative needs including missing persons, cheating spouse, insurance fraud, employee background checks, conflict resolution, and corporate and legal investigation. Silvania Investigative Services is licensed under the Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services.

Columbus, OH 43227


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