Tennessee Private Investigators and Investigation Agencies

Tennessee Private Investigators and Investigation Agencies

Following are private investigators and investigation agencies in the state of Tennessee.  Before hiring a detective or agency, contact the appropriate state licensing authority to confirm current license information. To verify a license, contact:

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance
Private Protective Services Division
500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-1158
(615) 741-6382

Also, visit the Tennessee State Private Investigator Association

Hire a Private Investigator in Tennessee

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.


Aable Detective Services

P.O. Box 111, Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 888-274-7911

Certifications include; Identity Theft and Missing Persons. Skip Tracing, Background Checks, Electronic Countermeasures, Computer and Software Forensics, Process Service, Public & Private Record Retrieval. Competitive. WE GET RESULTS!

Affordable Investigations

Owner – ROBERT E. SWEAT / P.I.
P.O. Box 771 Jacksboro, TN. 37757
Telephone – 865-919-7544

We are a fully licensed and insured Detective Agency. Surveillance, Workers Compensation, Child Custody, Divorce, Criminal and Civil investigations.

Around The Clock Investigations

Owner – John R. Edwards
200 Sunny Slopes Drive Jonesborough, TN 37659
Telephone – 423-948-5178

Worker Comp Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Child Custody, Process Service, Domestic Relations, Professional Services for Law Firms. TN business license number 1503 PI license Number 5259. 20 years law enforcement plus 6 years PI experience. Call today for a free consultation.

Brown and Associates Investigations

Owner – Ray Brown
236 East Main Street #140 Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Telephone – 865-446-0302

Trust in our investigators with several years of law enforcement investigation experience. Rest assure your case is always kept confidential. “Confidential and Informative” is our company motto. Tennessee Private Investigation Company License #1878. We service investigations such as:

  • Interviewing Witnesses
  • Process Service
  • Infidelity
  • Background Investigations
  • Photo and Video Surveillance
  • Computer Forensics
  • Polygraph Testing (outsourced)
  • Vehicle Crash Investigation and Reconstruction
  • Evidence Collection, Documentation and Forensic Consulting
  • Questionable Documents
  • Divorce Investigations
  • Locating Persons of Interest

Callahan & Associates, LLC

725 Cools Springs Blvd Suite 600, Franklin, Tennessee 37067

Private Investigator License # 37067

Callahan & Associates, LLC are Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi’s leading private investigators.

De facto Investigations

Owner – Tony Spencer
4110-A Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411
Telephone – 423-291-4975

An investigative and research firm helping clients with their need for information and facts. Our firm handles cases ranging from background checks, adolescent investigations, civil cases, all the way through criminal matters. Please browse the site and feel free to contact us at anytime. TN PI Co. 1592

Detective Services

Owner – Peggy T. Booth
PO Box 1716, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868
Telephone – 865-774-2095
FAX – 865-429-7123

Tennessee license number 5224 We are a Private Investigative agency located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. We work statewide specializing in Surveillance, Process Service, Civil, Criminal, Domestic/Adultery, child custody, Fraud, Workers comp, Photography, Records Search, Missing persons, Interviewing, and more.

Board Member of Tennessee Professional Investigators Association TPIA

Five Rivers Investigations

Owner – James Caylor
P.O. Box 781 Morristown, Tennessee 37815
Telephone – 423-586-2120
FAX – 423-586-2120

A full service investigation company, fully licensed and insured. Providing investigative services to Attorneys, Human Resource Departments, and the General Public. Services include, but are not limited to, Surveillance, Background checks, Locate and Asset Checks, Process Service, Etc. Civil, Criminal, and Domestic Investigations. License #1222

Gene Phillips, Inc.

Owner – Gene Phillips
P. O. Box 293210
Telephone – 800-822-3631

Gene Phillips has provided professional investigation services to professional people, in a professional way since 1970. We are a full service investigation firm, specializing in effective (key word) covert surveillance in any environment, from the back woods of the Appalachian Mountains to the white sands of the Gulf Coast.  For more details, please go to www.genephillipsinc.com, or call 800-822-3631 to arrange a personal meeting.

Inquire – Investigative Services

Owner – Nancy Hughes
P. O. Box 682346, Franklin, TN 37068
Telephone – 615-791-1555
FAX – 615-791-6652

General investigative services. We provide surveillance of all kinds including domestic, child custody, photo/video surveillance and records, prenuptial checks, divorce consultation and worker’s comp surveillance. General Investigative services such as background checks, locates, asset checks, records retrieval and searches are other services we provide for you and other Private Investigative Companies.  Our services are provided in a discreet and confidential manner. We want to give you peace of mind, one way or the other. Give us a call and let us help you.

Tennessee Investigative License number 4512
Company license number 925
Member of ASIS International, TALPI, NAIS, TPIA, TAI; CASA Volunteer
Board member of Williamson County Tennessee Crime Stoppers
Completion of Safe Haven Investigative Course

Investigative Surveillance Group

Owner – Martin Rhodes
1828 Cason Trail Murfreesboro, TN
Telephone – 615-456-5140

Investigative Surveillance Group is ” Your #1 Tennessee Connection ” providing results with services ranging from video surveillance to process serving that cover all 95 counties of Tennessee.

Our Experience Is Your Advantage!

Free Consultations

The Jacobs Group LLC

Owner – Tommy Jacobs
PO Box 293301, Nashville TN 37229
Telephone – (615) 367-3659
FAX – (866) 402-6849

The Jacobs Group is a full service professional investigative firm located in Nashville, TN. Make one call for all your investigative needs. See our website for details.

TN private investigator license #1212

Lakeway Investigations, LLC

Owner – Linwood “Bud” Smith, Managing Partner
Post Office Box 418, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760-0418
Telephone – (865) 228-4115
FAX – (865) 475-9387

Lakeway Investigations, LLC is a locally owned/operated firm that is licensed and insured in Tennessee (License #1468). Our company provides statewide investigative, research & consulting services for the private and public sectors. We are skilled and experienced in theft, fire, fraud, accident, and Worker’s Compensation cases, Origin & Cause investigations, background checks, witness location, interviews / statements, property damage, skip-traces, surveillance, loss prevention, recovery services, and documentation.

Our investigators have over 50 years combined experience in legal, insurance and investigative fields. We are members of the International, National and Tennessee Chapters of the Association of Fire Investigators, the Tennessee Advisory Committee on Arson, the Tennessee Claims Association and the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators.


Telephone – 615-849-6639
FAX – 615-809-2942


Loux Investigations specializes in Worker’s Compensation, Liability Investigation, Background Information and Process Serving, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Background Checks along with Individual & Corporate Fraud.

The team concept provides what our clients need. Assurance, compassion in their situation and results! The team works with both Local and State Law Enforcement in support of missing children, domestic violence, theft of property, along with Infidelity and Child Custody.

We are involved in the S.A.V.E programs & Domestic Violence Task Force along with Gang Violence Programs.

Provide online background screening solutions for employers, landlords, property managers and personal consumers.

License #0069
Company #1186
Owner/Legal Investigator

Loux & Smith, Inc.

Owner – Stan Smith
P.O. Box 8189 / Nashville, TN 37076
Telephone – (615) 847-2005
FAX – (615) 847-0204

We specialize in work/comp, liability & domestic SURVEILLANCE. General insurance investigations. Witness locate & recorded statements.

Rhino Surveillance

Owner: Jon Holder / Private Investigator

201 West Main Street, Suite 304 A, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130

Phone: 615-424-0952



Rhino Surveillance specializes in Worker’s Compensation, surveillance, infidelity,
liability Investigation, child custody, process serving, and Background checks. Call
for a free consultation!

Investigator license #7115
Company license #1944

Rhino Surveillance is fully licensed and insured.

The Watchmen Group, Investigations

Owner – James C. Belli / Private Investigator

P.O. Box 331556, Murfreesboro, TN 37133

Telephone – 615-410-3349

FAX – 615-410-3349



Private Investigations: Missing persons, including adults and children, background reports, insurance fraud claims, Teen Watch Program, surveillance, marital issues (infidelity), child custody cases. Call for more information.

WACHENU Investigative Services

Owner – Debby Jennings
219 Kirkwall Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909
Telephone – 865-607-6270
FAX – 865-690-8600

WACHENU Investigative Services is a licensed private investigations company (State of Tennessee license number 1691)specializing in adultery/divorce matters, child custody issues, insurance fraud/Workman’s Comp investigations, pre-nuptial background checks, process service and surveillance. Debby Jennings is a licensed private investigator in the State of Tennessee (License number 6731)and works with a team of other highly qualified licensed professionals who also excels in gathering video and photographic evidence in addition to exhaustive records research.

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