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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Richmond 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. 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.

American Security Group

American Security Group is a security guard service agency. In addition to its Richmond, Virginia headquarters office, the company has a divisional office in Hamptons Roads, Virginia. They offer security services, investigative services, and other special services. Established in 1994, the agency is focused on assisting insurance and law industries in combating fraudulent insurance claims, e. g., workers compensation and bodily injury. They also specialize in criminal, civil and domestic related investigative services, skip-tracing or locate services, social media web-based investigations, real-time RSS feed monitoring and tracking, and expert testimony. they have received recognition as one of the Richmond area’s Rising 25 companies in 2002.

Richmond, VA 23226


Ash Investigative Services

Ash Investigative Services is a private investigation in Mechanicsville, Virginia with over 45 years of experience. Their services include infidelity, process services, child custody, surveillance, teen investigations, and missing persons. Ray Ash, their lead private investigator is the president of the Virginia State Crime Clinic as well as the president of the Central Virginia Crime Clinic.

Mechanicsville, VA 23111


Brunson Investigations

Brunson Investigations is a private investigation firm that is located in Richmond, Virginia and their professional staff has over 38 years of combined law enforcement and consulting experience. They provide expert services in the areas of armed security, cheating spouse investigations, courier services, criminal investigations, document searches, domestic surveillance, and more. The company has professional affiliations with PISA and Virginia State Crime Clinic, Inc.

Richmond, VA 23219


Central Virginia Investigations, Inc.

Central Virginia Investigations, Inc. is a full-service private investigative firm in Midlothian, Virginia and some of their professional investigative services include attorney and legal, business and corporations, the insurance industry, personal, and underwater investigations. The company is a proud member of National Council of Investigative & Security Specialists and National Association of Investigative Specialists.

Midlothian, VA 23114


Commonwealth Contract Security Services, Inc.

Commonwealth Contract Security Services, Inc. is a private investigation and security agency located in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Their private investigation specializations include surveillance, workers compensation, and domestic infidelity. Their personal and executive services include business protection, personal bodyguard, and armed security. The private investigators at the agency have years of experience in both domestic and workers' compensation surveillance.

Colonial Heights, VA 23834


Cook and Sons Private Investigations

Cook and Sons Private Investigations is a full-service private investigation agency that is based in Mechanicsville, Virginia. William "Bill" Cook, their premier private investigator has over 15 years experience in criminal justice and related fields. The company specializes in security, recovering deleted messages, domestic infidelity, custody, surveillance, and GPS tracking. They are a fully licensed and insured Virginia private investigation agency.

Mechanicsville, VA 23116


Custom Investigative Services, Inc.

Custom Investigative Services, Inc. in Chesterfield, Virginia is a private investigation firm that works within the legal community, the insurance industry, and with businesses and individuals. Their services include automobile accidents, process service, background checks, trial support and jury research, and liability checks.

Chesterfield, VA 23832


East Coast Confidential, LLC

East Coast Confidential, LLC is a private investigations firm with offices in Midlothian and Colonial Heights, Virginia. The company was established in 2007 and they specialize in child custody, infidelity, and attorney services. Some of their other services include surveillance, teen investigations, private process service, background checks, self-defense, and more. They provide a free 30-minute consultation.

Midlothian, VA 23113


Ethical Investigators, Inc.

Ethical Investigators, Inc. has offices that are located in Chesterfield, Virginia and Mechanicsville, Virginia. Established in 1964, the private investigative agency covers law, insurance, criminal, domestic, custody, civil, and business industries. Their services include investigations, surveillance, polygraphs, process service, backgrounds, data research, and more. They are a proud member of NAPPS.

Mechanicsville, VA 23111


High Tower Investigative Group, LLC

High Tower Investigative Group, LLC is a private investigation firm based in Glen Allen, Virginia that has provided a variety of professional and confidential investigations throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and North Carolina. Established in 1997, some of their services include surveillance, background investigations, AOE/COE interviews, medical canvass investigations, pharmacy canvass investigations, and more. They are a licensed private investigation agency.

Glen Allen, VA 23058


Insight Investigations Services, Inc.

Insight Investigations Services, Inc. serves the community of Chesterfield, Virginia and its surrounding areas. Their staff is professionally trained and experienced with backgrounds in private investigations, business, and education and the company offers investigations, security, and training. Their investigative services include criminal investigations, habeas petition, mitigation investigations, insurance investigations, surveillance, GPS tracking, counter-surveillance, and more. Insight Investigations Services, Inc. is Virginia registered and SwaM Certified #662965.

Chesterfield, VA 23235


KA Investigations & Consulting, LLC

KA Investigations & Consulting, LLC in Richmond, Virginia provides services to the Greater Richmond area, Williamsburg, Tidewater, and beyond. Keith W., the co-founder of the agency has served four years in the United States Marine Corps infantry, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, gaining experience in intelligence and security. Their services include cheating spouses, child custody, alimony and cohabitation, activity checks, counter surveillance, divorce, background investigations, and more. KA Investigations & Consulting, LLC is licensed by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Richmond, VA 23219


O.M.D. Investigations and Security Services

O.M.D. Investigations and Security Services is a private investigation firm based in Henrico, Virginia that serves the greater Richmond metro area. The company specializes in private security, investigations, background, skip tracing, and fugitive recovery and also provides nationwide Special Investigations Unit services including but not limited to employment background checks, asset checks, the retrieval of DMV records, criminal records, court records, and more. Their mission is to give their clients peace of mind.

Henrico, VA 23231


Onyx Security

Onyx Security in Richmond, Virginia was established in 2003 and the company is comprised of highly qualified personnel with experience in law enforcement, intelligence operations and analytical, military, personal protection and investigations. They cover hotels and motels, apartments and retirement homes, small businesses, construction and industrial sites, special events, shopping centers, and museums. They provide local and national protection, training, and consulting support to its clients and guarantee customer satisfaction.

Richmond, VA 23230


Pro Digital Forensic Consulting

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting in Richmond, Virginia offers full-service forensic data acquisition, analysis, reporting and expert witness service in support of civil and criminal litigation and investigations at the governmental, corporate and private levels. The company specializes in mobile device and cell record analysis, computer forensic analysis, forensic data collection and preservation, and specialized investigations. They are a proud member of IACIS, HTCIA, and The American Society of Digital Forensics and e-Discovery.

Richmond, VA 23229


Sid Jones Subpoena and Warrant Service

Sid Jones Subpoena and Warrant Service is a Richmond, Virginia-based private investigation agency. Established in 2008, the company offers subpoena service, summons and complaint service, warrant service, and assistance with criminal investigations. They are a licensed private investigator and a proud member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and National Association of Professional Process Servers.

Richmond, VA 23255


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