Tennessee Private Investigators and Investigation Agencies for Hire


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 a professional PI firm near you, and get more details on the costs involved, read our article Tips for hiring a P.I.

Aable Detective Services

P.O. Box 111, Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 888-274-7911
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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.

Callahan & Associates, LLC

725 Cools Springs Blvd Suite 600, Franklin, Tennessee 37067
[email protected]

Private Investigator License # 37067

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

Detective Services

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

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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

The Jacobs Group LLC

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

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]


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
[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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.


Owner: Patrick Reilly
215 Hollywood Dr., Old Hickory, TN 37138
Phone: (615)482-2445
[email protected]

Private Investigator License number 0000660

Insurance Investigations, Fraud Investigations, Background Investigations, Domestic Legal Services: Witness location and interviews,court records, photography, video and accident reconstruction.

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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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