Oklahoma Private Investigator Frequently Asked Questions
[notice title=”What is a licensed Oklahoma private investigator?”]An Oklahoma private investigator is an individual licensed by the State of Oklahoma to conduct private investigations. Private investigators must go through rigorous training from an approved school which teaches a curriculum set by the Council on Law Enforcement and Education Training (CLEET). A private investigator must then pass the necessary skill-based tests, undergo rigorous background checks, and must obtain a license to work in the State of Oklahoma. Private investigators in Oklahoma can readily help to investigate insurance fraud, suspected adultery, missing persons, can provide surveillance, and so much more.
[notice title=”Do all private investigators carry firearms?”]An Oklahoma private investigator can obtain a license to carry a firearm or can choose not to do so. If an Oklahoma private investigator chooses to serve as an armed private investigator, then he or she must go through phase IV of the training program, which is generally referred to as the firearms training course. Oklahoma private investigators who are licensed to carry a firearm will have “Armed Private Investigator” on their license, while those that do not will have a license which reads “Unarmed Private Investigator”. Even Oklahoma private investigators who are licensed by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) to carry a firearm may opt not to do so.
[notice title=”What is the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET)?”]The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, also known as CLEET, sets the education curriculum/training and licensing standards in the State of Oklahoma for active duty and reserve peace officers, unarmed and armed private investigators, as well as armed and unarmed security guards. CLEET is fully responsible for issuing all of the licenses for these highly skilled professions, too. CLEET is located at 2401 Egypt Road, Ada, Oklahoma 74820-0669. You may also reach their website directly at http://www.ok.gov/cleet/
[notice title=”What kind of training and experience do Oklahoma private investigators who work for Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers have?”]Private investigators at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers often have a variety of experience. All of our licensed and bonded/insured private investigators often have one or more of the following: prior military experience, previous law enforcement or private investigator/private security experience, advanced degrees, are research experts, have served as bodyguards, etc. Please rest assured that all of the private investigators at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers will do the very best possible job to help you meet your goals!
[notice title=”How can a private investigator help me?”]A skilled private investigator can help you use by using special yet legal techniques to try to find the information you are seeking. Perhaps you have a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse you suspect is guilty of infidelity. Maybe a loved one has gone missing or someone is trying to steal your cars, trucks, or other items from business. Insurance fraud takes place more often than many people might think, so the private investigation experts at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers can help investigate that, too.
Please contact the professionals at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers, and we will happily discuss your case and client-specific needs more in-depth with you. Each case carries different degrees of difficulty, so some tactics and strategies we would use with your situation might not be appropriate for other cases.
[notice title=”Do any of Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers’ private investigators also serve as bodyguards?”]Some of the unarmed and armed private investigators at Oklahoma enjoy serving as bodyguards, too. In addition, many of the private investigators we who work for our security and private investigation agency have also obtained special licenses as either armed or unarmed security guards. Please visit our bodyguard pages for more details.
[notice title=”Are Oklahoma private investigators bonded/insured?”]Private investigators working with Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers are required to be licensed and be bonded/insured. Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers takes great care to ensure that copies of each private investigator’s license, bond and/or liability insurance, and other relevant documents are on file accordingly. No Oklahoma private investigator can serve in the State of Oklahoma without the proper licensure and bond/insurance.
[notice title=”Why not just contact the police instead of an Oklahoma private investigator?”]An exceptional private investigator can often do what local or even federal law enforcement officials do not have the time and/or financial resources to take care of. All too often law enforcement officials in Oklahoma simply do not have the human capital to find out whether a spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend is cheating. As strapped for cash as many cities are, towns simply do not always have enough police officers or sheriff’s deputies on staff to sit and wait for car thieves to return to break and steal more cars. Sometimes a highly skilled private investigator can quietly gather information and provide insights about a case that police officers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cannot or are unwilling to do.
Indeed, there are many reasons to hire armed private investigators for a wide variety of cases. Of course, many times law enforcement officials and Oklahoma private investigators can collaboratively work hand-in-hand. Doing so might very well maximize your results!
Also, there are a few cases where not contacting the police (i.e., if your child has gone missing, someone is trying to kill you, etc.) is a bad idea. If you are ever in doubt, consider contacting your legal counsel, law enforcement officials, and the private investigation experts at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers at (405) 593-3515. It never hurts to get opinions from several sources, which might help you determine if hiring a professional private investigator at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers is the best choice for you and your situation.
[notice title=”What if I need you to send a private investigator to travel to another country and investigate something?”]Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers has private investigators who will happily travel with you or on your behalf to other countries. They can investigate a child who has gone missing, provide you with special protection, help locate individuals, and much more. Some of our private investigators have lived and worked overseas, and many of the private investigators at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers have many connections with people all over the world.
Some countries may require special visas, and you will still be expected to cover the cost of all expenses, time, plane tickets, food, lodging, etc., for each private investigator. Generally speaking, armed private investigators may not bring their firearms with them into other countries, but that does not mean that they have to leave their other professional skills behind!
[notice title=”How soon can your private investigators start helping me?”]In many cases our Oklahoma private investigators can get started helping you right away. Firstly, we will need to make an appointment and discuss the details and estimated cost of your case. In most cases we require a retainer, which we will deposit into a separate account and will bill against. You and Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers would also sign a contractual agreement for services, prior to starting most types of work. You as the client may also have certain time guidelines and other time constraints, and we will try to work with you on those as best we can. You will find that the professional Oklahoma private investigators at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers will always go out of their way to help you.
[notice title=”Are Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers’ private investigators able to make any guarantees?”]All of the skilled private investigators at Oklahoma Judicial Process servers will always do their very best to make sure you are satisfied. However, much like with the field of process serving, expert witnesses, etc., no private investigator can guarantee results 100% of the time. Any private investigator or company who makes that claim will eventually run into a situation where they cannot back up what they say. However, our private investigators in Oklahoma City and elsewhere are highly trained, skilled, and stand ready to serve you and your needs!
[notice title=”How much does it cost to hire a skilled Oklahoma private investigator at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers?”]An outstanding private investigator in Oklahoma usually charges about $50-$75 per hour, plus expenses, mileage, and other costs and fees. This is pretty standard throughout the professional industry in Oklahoma. The cost of investigative reports can vary, based upon the kind of report you want.
Please remember that private investigators in Oklahoma have to go through extensive training, tests, licensing, have to pay for a bond and/or insurance, and may have to purchase and maintain firearms, bullets, surveillance equipment, etc. This is not an inexpensive profession to enter, as this is highly skilled labor which requires the utmost dedication to the task at hand.
[notice title=”Do I need to prepay for an Oklahoma private investigator’s service(s)?”]In most cases, Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers and other companies will require a retainer for services up front for private investigation services. The field of private investigation is highly specialized in Oklahoma, and it is a profession that, much like the other services we offer, take very seriously. In a few rare instances, Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers’ private investigators might agree to simply invoice you. Please contact us at (405) 593-3515 or e-mail us at
for more information.
[notice title=”What is your preferred payment method?”]We at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers prefer cash, personal/business checks, and money orders. All checks given to us must first clear the bank before we will get started with the work. In a few rare cases we may decide to invoice businesses or individuals with whom we have worked for a very long time.
[notice title=”How do I get started with a licensed private investigator at Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers?”]Just pick up the phone and give Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers a call! You may reach us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (405) 593-3515. You may also feel free to e-mail us at
. You will be happy you contacted our professional private investigators!
[notice title=”How can I become licensed as a private investigator in the State of Oklahoma?”]In order to become a private investigator in the State of Oklahoma, there are many requirements. The following is a brief overview of some of the requirements and steps for licensure:
Firstly, applicants for private investigator licenses in Oklahoma City and elsewhere must attain a certain age and must not have much of a criminal record.
Individuals seeking to become an Oklahoma private investigator must also go through two or three phases of CLEET training. Phase IV is required, if a private investigator wants the ability to carry firearms. Some private investigators also choose to go through all four phases, and thus they become licensed as both an armed security guard and armed private investigator. Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers officially endorses the training programs offered at Metro Technology Center http://www.metrotech.edu/index.shtml and prefers private investigator applicants who have graduated from there.
Once an Oklahoma applicant for a private investigator license completes each phase/course, he or she will need to pass the appropriate CLEET tests. The private investigator students will usually take these tests at the testing facility at the schools they are studying at, or they may drive down to CLEET and complete the examinations there.
There is a special psychological examination that applicants seeking to take phase IV, the firearms class, must first pass before registering for the course. The psychological test is called the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). A psychologist must talk with the applicants, review the results, and then tell CLEET whether or not he or she thinks that applicant may pose a special risk or danger to society as an armed private investigator.
Once an applicant for a private investigator license in Oklahoma has passed all of the appropriate tests and training, he or she will need to gather up materials such as passport photos, fingerprint cards, and the application, which can be found at the following site:
The applicant for a private investigator license will either need to work for a licensed private investigation agency that has insurance, or he or she will need to follow the requirements to open his or her own private investigation agency. Those requirements are outlined on the application that one can find in the aforementioned link. A private investigation/private security agency application may be located at the following site:
There are few insurance companies that will actually provide liability insurance for private investigators. Many insurance companies consider the risk level for the kind of work private investigators do too high to want to underwrite them. Please contact Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers for help in finding the best insurance companies for private investigators, as well as the special discounts they provide.
After individuals seeking to become private investigators have submitted their licensing fees, applications, and the accompanying materials, they just need to wait to get their application approved by CLEET. Individuals who have submitted their private investigator license applications may call (405) 239-5100 or at (580) 310-0871 to check the status of their licenses.
[notice title=”What types of job openings does Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers have for private investigators?”]Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers has employment opportunities at different times in for both unarmed and armed private investigators. Please check out our downloadable job applications
. Oklahoma private investigators can find them in the footer area of each page on our website. Private investigators in Oklahoma City and elsewhere can then send the completed applications and requested attachments back to Oklahoma Judicial Process Servers via regular mail, fax, or via e-mail. Please contact us directly to find out which current job openings we have available.