Following are private investigators, investigation agencies and process servers in the state of New York. Before hiring a detective in NYC, contact the appropriate New York state licensing authority to confirm current licensing information.
To verify a private eye license for the state, please visit the New York Department Of State website. Also, visit the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS).
Hire a Private Investigator in New York
The following list of private eyes is in alphabetical order and is by no means a ranking. We encourage you to evaluate each P.I.’s services and select the most appropriate provider based on your individual needs. Take the time to review the website (if available) and call several different agencies to ask questions and get price quotes.
To learn more about hiring, read our article Tips for hiring a P.I.
2nd To None Consulting
Owner – Michael Reehil/President
P.O. Box 77 Massapequa New York 11758
Telephone – 516 729 3711
Licensed New York State Private Investigator # 11000137763.
Full service investigative company specializing in divorce litigation /surveillance, child custodial matters, corporate non-compete matters, background checks, asset searches, and counter surveillance measures.
2nd To None Consulting has highly qualified and experienced investigators throughout the tri-state area. All investigators are retired or active NYPD Detectives and Supervisors.
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Able Shamus Investigations
Owner – Salvatore F. Alioto, PI
Proudly Serving the NY State Hudson Valley / NY City Metro / Long Island Regions
Telephone - (845) 656-4027
Retired Sergeant NY City Police Department
Proudly Serving the NY State Hudson Valley / NY City Metro / Long Island Regions Since 2003.
Able Shamus Investigations is comprised of a network of highly trained, capable and experienced private investigation and security agents from law enforcement and civil investigation backgrounds dedicated to providing superior effort to attain superior results for you.
Absolute Private/Special Investigations, Inc.
Owner – Neal L. Gossett-Private Investigator/President
P.O. Box 320, Co-Op City Station, Bronx N.Y. 10475
Telephone – 646-436-3765
FAX – 218-585-9077
Providing professional service to businesses, law firms, private attorneys, and individuals. Offering executive, corporate, celebrity protection, pre-employment verification, identity theft reconstruction, nanny employment verification screening/infidelity investigations.
SPECIALTIES: Gathering, processing pre-litigation background intelligence, witness discovery, surveillance, preparation of detailed investigative reports. Assistance in criminal/civil liability cases, insurance claims, fraud, child custody and protection cases/missing persons cases.
Career: 1985 NYC Dept. of Correction. Completed hundreds of investigations, participated in numerous surveillance operations, gave depositions and provided expert witness testimony at trials and hearings.
Training: FBI, DEA, Secret Service, New York State Police, NYPD Intelligence Div. Holds NYDC’s 2nd highest award, Honorable Mention Medal.
ABSOLUTE PRIVATE/SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, INC. launched 2008. New York State License 11000097315
Ace Investigations & Protection
NYC Private Investigator
61-43 186th Street, Flushing, NY 11365
We are a NYS Licensed & Bonded Private Investigation Agency specializing in matrimonial investigations, cheating pouses, Surveillance, pre-marital checks, nanny screening, Background Checks, missing person investigations and skip tracing. We are New York City private investigators and NYC private detectives. We perform discreet private investigations with experienced private investigators in New York.-New York City, NY.
Accurate Investigative Services
Owner – Richard J. Cure – President
PO Box 122, Athens, New York 12015
Telephone – 888 479 7525
FAX – 518 943 6141
Private Investigator License
New York License 11000044827
Florida License A-2400008
We are a full service private investigative agency serving Upstate New York since 1991. We have a full time staff of professional investigators to handle all of your investigative needs. We cover the Eastern half of New York, from Westchester to Warren Counties and from Syracuse to the MA State line. We specialize in workers compensation, liability and BI claim investigation, using state of the art video surveillance equipment. We are a BBB Accredited Business.
Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group LLC
Owner – Mario Pecoraro Jr.
4 Halfmoon Executive Park Drive, Clifton Park, New York 12065
Telephone – 800-579-2911
FAX – 518-514-2947
Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group LLC is a fully licensed, bonded and insured investigative firm. Our primary focus is Business and Corporate Investigations; including but not limited to Pre-Employment Screening / Background Investigations, Insurance Fraud, Corporate and Vendor Integrity Investigations. Over 15 yrs proven experience. Principal of firm is Vice-Chair of ASIS International; Treasurer of Albany Claims Association & Common lecturer at local venues concerning proper investigative methods and techniques.
Best International Investigations
Owner – Robert Mann/President
40 Exchange Place, Ste. 777, New York, NY 10005
Telephone – 877-885-5220
NY License PI 0311124
We are a full service Investigation and Executive VIP Personal and Celebrity Protection company. Established 1991. We are dedicated to maintaining our excellent reputation by doing all we can for our clients. We serve Law Firms, Corporations, Businesses, the Entertainment Industry and Individuals.
Confidential Security & Investigations
Owner – Robert Seiden / President & CEO
1515 Broadway NY, NY 10036
Telephone – 212-520-4308
Private Investigator License
NY License Number 11000145670
Financial crime investigations, asset searches, forensic accounting, computer forensics, background checks, witness locates and interviews, former prosecutor, former FBI, SEC and IRS investigators.
Cornelius Investigations LLC.
Owner – Scott F. Prendergast
New York City
Telephone – 212-671-0991
We are a New York State Licensed and Bonded Private Investigations Company. Our staff is comprised of Retired NYPD Detectives. We have conducted Investigations for several of NYC’s Top Firms. No job is too Big or too small.
CPI Confidential Polygraph & Investigations
Owner – Judd Bank President
50 West 17th Street New York, N.Y 10011
Telephone – 212 822-3424
Private Investigative firm with offices in Manhattan and New Jersey. We specialize in difficult an unusual cases. Former Detective and the Chief Polygraph Examiner for t5he Queens District Attorney’s Office. Our Detectives are second to none in the fields of SURVEILLANCE, POLYGRAPH, CHILD CUSTODY CASES, MISSING PERSONS, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, AND ELECTRONIC EAVESDROPPING DETECTION.
At CPI Investigations we will exceed your expectations!
CXH Investigations & All Inclusive Security
Owner – Chris Heimgartner, President
606 Johnson Ave, Suite 26 Bohemia, N.Y. 11716
Telephone – 631-750-0683
FAX – 631-750-1864
CXH Investigation & All Inclusive Security Inc. is a full service private investigation firm specializing in Matrimonial, Child Custody, Trial Preparation, Background Checks, Surveillances, and Armed and unarmed Security. Our Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on short notice, serving the 5 boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. The president of CXH is a retired NYPD Lieutenant who heads up a staff of highly competent private investigators that possess a wide range of experience gained in the NYPD, New York State, & County Police. CXH detectives are experienced Homicide squad, Narcotics, Fraud, Robbery squad, and Accident Investigation squad Detectives. Each case is handled discreetly, & confidentially.
Private investigations, ALDONYS, National Association Of Investigative Specialist
NY Private Investigator License #11000128178
ET Investigative Service
Owner – Edward T McCloskey Jr.
94-03 101 Avenue Ozone Park, New York 11416
Telephone – 718 845 4449
FAX – 718 738 2255
Private Investigator License
New York Private Investigator License# 22814
Surveillance, Trial Prep, Civil, Criminal, Matrimonial, Missing Person
Howard R. George, Private Investigator
Owner – Howard R. George
44 Public Square Suite 21
Telephone – 315 788 6788
FAX – 315 785 9576
“ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL” ALL TECHNIQUES OF LEGAL INVESTIGATION AT YOUR SERVICE , 24 HOURS A DAY
CALL TODAY 315 788-6788 for FREE CONSULTATION And PROMPT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Owner – Steven Santarpia/Vice President
245 Park Avenue 24th Floor, New York, NY 10167
Telephone – 212-572-4823
FAX – 212-372-8798
Experienced private investigators in New York dedicated to serving our clients with professionalism, tenacity, and integrity. Our friendly, “Highly trained”, well-informed staff is here to answer your questions regarding our services. With over 35 years of investigative experience, our licensed private investigators will get you the results you need.
Specializing in Family Law, Infidelity Cheating Spouse and Insurance surveillance investigations.
Memberships – BBB, NAIS, ALDONYS
License # – 11000133551
Owner – Michael Sepanara
1013 Mamaroneck Ave
Telephone – 914 949 5634
FAX – 1 484 204 1733
Member ALDONYS (Licensed Detectives of New York)
Member NAIS (National Association Investigative specialists)
FCLS (Fraud Claim Law Specialist) American Educational Institute.
Associated Retired Police Investigators.
Licensed, Bonded and Insured, State of New York.
All Types of Investigations, specializing in Insurance Fraud. All Types of Surveillance.
Owner – Jonathan Gallant
685 Bloomfield Ave, Verona, NJ 07044
Telephone – 973-857-4545
FAX – 973-857-4550
Investigative Solutions is one of the premier and most trusted private investigation agencies located anywhere in New York or New Jersey. Over the past several years we have become a leader among all NJ and NY private investigators. We have a vast coverage area and can assist clients throughout the tri-state area. Please review our Coverage Area for an investigator near you.
Utilizing the latest investigative techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and research methods, Investigative Solutions has earned a trusted reputation in the New York and New Jersey Private Investigator industry.
JL & Associates, Ltd.
521 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY, 10175
Telephone – 212-949-6530
FAX – 212-949-6531
We are a Premier Private Investigation Firm that conducts Corporate, Civil & Criminal Investigations, World-Wide. With over 50 years of combined experience our former Federal, State and Local Investigators will assist our client’s every need for resolution and peace of mind.
Owner – Julius Ruggiere
55 Walnut Ave. East, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Telephone – 917 445 7764
Our staff members are highly trained, professional law enforcement agents who were employed by the New York City Police and Correction Departments, Nassau and Suffolk Police Departments, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Investigation and security specialist serving Long Island, Westchester County, New York City and the Dominican Republic.
Owner – Michael G. Kessler, President & CEO
45 Rockefeller Plaza – Suite 2000, New York, New York 10111
Telephone – (212) 286-9100
FAX – (212) 730-2433
Private Investigator License
New York License No: 11000074108
At Kessler International we offer a full range of Forensic Accounting and Investigative Consulting services to protect companies against the dangers of fraud, counterfeiting, product diversion, trademark and copyright infringement, money laundering and the recent explosion in computer crime.
Leonard Curcio Private Investigations
Owner – Leonard Curcio / President
13 Dorian Way, Campbell Hall, N.Y. 10916
Telephone – 914-755-7953
FAX – 877-260-5183
Licensed & Bonded in NYS #11000115032
Member of Associated Licensed Detectives of NYS
Certified Fire & Explosives Investigator by NAFI
Level II Fire Investigator NYS
We specialize in:
* Fire – Cause & Origin
* Arson and Explosions
* Matrimonial & Infidelity Investigations
* Child Custody
* Missing Persons & Locate Investigations
* Background Investigations
* Accident Investigations
* Workers Compensation Investigations
* Courtroom Testimony
Long Island Investigations
Owner – Paul Massimillo
4940 Merrick Road, Suite #248 Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Telephone – 516-795-3368
Complete investigative services including * Workman’s Compensation, Lawsuits, Insurance Fraud, Infidelity, Investigations, Child Custody, Personal Injury, Corporate Concerns, Lifestyle Investigations, Employee Theft, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Computer Analysis, Matrimonial, Child Custody, Employment Verification, DMV, Nanny
Long Island Private Investigator
769 Fulton St.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
We are a Long Island Private Investigator serving Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City. We are a full service private investigator specializing in matrimonial issues, child custody cases, insurance fraud, worker’s compensation cases and much more..
Major Case Investigations
Owner – George Ossipo
PO Box 660, Pleasant Valley, New York 12569
Phone: (914) 980-2233
Major Case Investigations LLC is a full service investigative agency consisting of civil, criminal, and private investigations specifically tailored to meet its client’s needs; providing the best quality of service with maximum efficiency that delivers a cost effective product. As exhibited in its name; Major Case Investigations LLC specializes in conducting complex investigations as well as examining and providing valuable consultation on existing investigations; particularly homicide cases. Although we specialize in conducting intricate investigations; we are not limited to them. We consider and welcome all types of cases. Major Case Investigations LLC is licensed by New York State Department of State. Our initial consultation is free and straight forward in discussing services as well as offering you some sound advice concerning your needs. We look forward to hearing from you.
Management Resources LTD of NY
Owner – Robert Rahn
5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10001
Telephone – 800-490-2267
FAX – 845-738-9021
Experienced Private Investigators, licensed in New York and New Jersey, provide investigative services to law firms, insurance companies and businesses to assist them with civil and criminal investigations, fraud investigations and employee / business-related investigations. Licensed by New York Dept. of State and the New Jersey State Police.
Associations/Memberships: The New Jersey Licensed Private Investigators Association, Inc., Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State, Society of Professional Investigators, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, ASIS International, National Council of Investigation & Security Services.
Two additional offices: 9 Boyd Road, Monroe, New York 10950 and 250 Moonachie Road, 2nd floor, Moonachie, New Jersey 07074
Metro Investigative Services, Ltd./ Three Village
Owner – Neal Kaminsky, President
18 Salem Drive, Stony Brook, New York 11790
Telephone – 516-286-5424
FAX – 631-751-1738
New York State Licensed Investigative company since 1996. We specialize in Personal Injury cases, trial preparation, skip tracing, matrimonial, and all types of investigations.
Metropolitan Security Services, LLC
Owner – Jose A. Quinoy/President
PO Box 901, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Telephone – 914-631-0417
Private Investigator License
NYS PI License# 11000121494.
Professional full service protective and investigative agency providing quality services to both corporate clients and private individuals. Our investigators specialize in all types of surveillance and counter-surveillance techniques including domestic investigations.
Owner – Miguel A. Rodriguez
P.O. Box 12, Patchogue, New York 11772
Telephone – 631-294-9898
Private Investigator License
NYS License: 11000119347
- Bilingual investigators (English, Spanish) available for all services.
- Conduct felony crime investigation, interview witnesses and prepare investigative reports.
- Field surveillance, litigation support and corporate security
- Scene investigations, locates, activity checks, interviews, and signed statements.
- Surveillance and research of insurance fraud candidates, including testimony gathering.
- Conducts administrative work, background research of individuals and reports.
- Prepare plaintiff and defendant cases for trial, locating witnesses and alerting them to the trial status.
- Specializes in matrimonial cases from the surveillance of suspected cheating spouse to having a team of individuals & using the latest equipment in undercover video recording & tracking.
Mission Possible Investigations
Owner – Jamie Richardson Owner / Principle / Private Investigator
PO Box 5564 Albany, NY 12205
Telephone – 518-708-1219
Mission Possible Investigations (MPI) is a results-orientated professionally-driven full service private investigation firm. Mission Possible Investigations is owned & founded by Jamie Richardson, an honorably discharged US Marine with over 10 ten years of investigative experience. Mr. Richardson has investigated well over 1,000 cases in his career specializing in civil, criminal, financial exploitation, adult abuse & neglect. MPI is licensed by the New York State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. MPI is fully licensed, bonded & insured. MPI provides a free confidential assessment. MPI covers the Capital District & surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Services include: Attorney Services, Civil & Criminal, Insurance Fraud, Missing Persons, Personal Injury, Pre-Employment Screening, Surveillance, Undercover, Background Checks, Elder/Child Abuse & Neglect, Financial Exploitation, Matrimonial/Domestic
New York Investigation Specialists, LLC
Owner – Alex Brener
1375 Coney Island Avenue #197, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Telephone – 718-521-4282
FAX – 866-432-9166
NYS licensed, bonded and insured private investigator providing quality investigations, surveillance, and information services. NYS license # 11000119967
New York Protective Services LLC
Owner – Keith Whiteside/President
1756 Longfellow St Baldwin NY 11510
Telephone – 5163010420
FAX – 5168670983
Licensed, insured, bonded private investigation, security guard and executive protection NYC and Long Island
Northeast Claim Service
Owner – Joseph M. Gizzi
Post Office Box 1252, Schenectady, New York 12301-1252
Telephone – 518-882-5025
FAX – 518-882-9388
Private Investigator License
PI License # 11000093942,
Insurance Adjuster License # IA-742130
We are a full service agency licensed by the NYS Department of State, Division of licensing services and by the NYS Insurance Department. Experienced in Law enforcement and insurance adjusting. Bonded and insured.
Member of: ALDONYS, NAIS, IPSA, NAPPS
Ocean Associates Security Investigative Services
Owner – Kevin Joyce
Address – 530 Wood Rd
Telephone – 845-628-0175
FAX – 845-628-0175
We are a full service private investigation and security firm. Ocean Associates services NYC and the upstate suburbs. We specialize in skip tracing and surveillance. We also are very active in background investigations for pre-employment, tenant, and nanny checks. We are NYS DEPT OF STATE LICENSED (11000135134)
Primary Solutions International
Owner – R. Akin
888 Main Street, New York, New York 10044
Telephone – 9083477477
Based out of New York City, Primary Solutions International is a protective and investigative agency which provides a full range of services at the local, national, and international level. Offering solutions for both corporate and individual clients, PSI prides itself on first rate customer service, and your confidentiality is always assured.
Ronald N. Carilli Private Investigator
Owner – Ronald N. Carilli Owner
PO Box 190, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Telephone – (914) 779 4141
Private Investigator licensed by New York State Department Of State Division Of Licensing Services serving New York City and Westchester County, NY for over 15 years.
Our services include investigative support in the areas of criminal defense (18B, CJA & retained cases are accepted) and civil litigation, locating missing persons and missing property, detailed background investigation, criminal record checks, surveillance and investigation of personal and business matters.
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S A N A D Y
Owner – SAUD SANADY / CEO
P.O.Box – 514 , Mdsn Sq. Sta. New York , NY 10159
Telephone – (718) 482-8366
Background Reports , Criminal Records , Sex Offender Records ,
Security Guard Services and investigations.
Owner – Skipp Porteous, President
200 W. 70th Street, Suite 212. NY, NY 10023
Telephone – 212-579-4302
Private Investigator License
Licensed by the NY State Department of State, Division of Licensing Services, License #11000069976
Private Investigator, Background Checks, Bug Detection, Locate hard to find People. Associated Licensed Detectives of New York (ALDONYS), New York Private Investigator’s License
South Shore Investigations
Owner – Andrew Copertino
PO Box 394 Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Telephone – 877-223-3383
FAX – 631-956-9105
We are a Licensed & Bonded Private Investigation Agency by NYS specializing in matrimonial investigations surveillance, cheating spouses, pre-employment background checks, Civil cases, criminal cases and insurance fraud. The founder (Andrew Copertino) is a retired NYC Detective who has specialized in Homicides and Terrorism. He has appeared on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, The Montel Williams show and also CBS Evening news.
Owner – Employee Background Checks
249 West 17th Street Floor 6 New York, NY 10011
Telephone – 212.736.5100
Sterling is the leading provider of employment and background screening services. We offer background checks, drug testing and other key verification and assessment services. Fortune 500 and thousands of other industry-leading companies trust us to select their highest-quality employees.
Stuyvesant Investigative Group
Owner – Eric Gallowitz
405 Tarrytown Road, Suite 1401, White Plains, N.Y. 10607
Telephone – 914 588 4768
Stuyvesant Investigative Group is a professional full service investigative company. All of our investigators are former law enforcement members with over 20 years experience. We have all the tools needed to discreetly uncover the truth and dig into the heart of the matter. Whether you need sub rosa / surveillance, AOE/COE case investigation, background intelligence / research, skip tracing or any other related service. We have the professionalism, experience and organization to deliver irrefutable evidence needed to bring a successful conclusion to any type of case.
We specialize in providing comprehensive background checks to attorneys and corporations for the purposes of due diligence. Please contact us for a quote.
PO BOX 670761, Flushing, New York, 11367
Phone – 718-715-1193
Fax – 347-532-1322
WE SPECIALIZE IN FUGITIVE RECOVERY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA. NATIONWIDE SKIP-TRACING AND BACKGROUND CHECKS
Owner – Richard G. Bresloff, President
PO Box771, East Marion, NY 11939
Telephone – 631.921.5036
Private Investigator License
NYS License#: 11000101320
We are a NYS Licensed & Bonded Private Investigation Agency specializing in matrimonial investigations, cheating spouses, pre-marital checks, pre-employment investigations, nanny screening, and insurance fraud. Ask about our Special Services. We are New York City private investigators and NYC private detectives. We perform discreet private investigations with experienced private investigators in New York.-New York City, NY.
Vincent V Fiorillo, Private Investigator
Owner – Vincent V Fiorillo, Private Investigator
704 Swan Hollow Rd, Monroe, NY 10950
Telephone – 9144125696
FAX – 8457901664
Our highly trained investigators are former law enforcement officers, specializing in
- Accident Investigations
- Background and Pre-employment Investigations
- Civil & Criminal Investigations
- Insurance Investigations (Claims)
- Matrimonial and Child Custody Investigations
- Missing Persons & Locate Investigations
- Workers Compensation Investigations
- Mobile Notary Service
- Certified and Background-Screened Notary Signing Agent
Serving The Lower Hudson Valley of New York
Memberships: ALDONYS, AAN, NNA
Licensed & Bonded in NYS # 11000150950
Notary Public Commission NYS # 01FI6173120
Worldwide Intelligence Network
Owner – Robert Mann
40 Exchange Place Suite 777 Manhattan, New York 10005
Telephone – 877 885-5220
A full service investigative and personal protection agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles and agents affiliated with our investigator network all over the world. Retired Federal Agents and Detectives conduct many of our investigations around the world and in the USA. We maintain the highest level of bodyguards anywhere. Private Jets and Helicopters for hire through our offices along with bullet proof vehicles.