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All Investigators are licensed and registered with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Each is highly screened and trained to ensure our services meet CIA’s high expectations for our clients.

What is Private Investigation?

In South Carolina, all private investigators are licensed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Private Investigators often work for attorneys, business owners and private individuals in criminal and civil cases.  Investigators also work for insurance companies to investigate claims. Another area of focus for investigations in South Carolina are those pertaining to obtaining evidence of adultery or other misconduct within marriage that establishes grounds for a divorce.  As well, companies large and small often have a need for an investigator to identify business losses, violations of contractual agreements, employee misconduct etc.

Carolina Investigative Associates employs only the best investigators to perform investigations and each are rigorously screened and trained to ensure our services meet the high expectations of our clients.

  • Diligent
  • Experienced
  • Efficient
  • Professional

What Does a Private Investigator Do?

A Private Investigator provides specialized investigatory services for businesses corporations, law firms, and private individuals. These services require a trained and licensed specialist to perform and deliver. The following is a list of categories/subject areas that we perform investigations in:

Is a Private Investigator Needed?

If you are having difficulty answering questions about issues or circumstances, or if you are anticipating civil or criminal litigation, you probably need to hire an investigator to obtain the information or evidence that you need to be successful.

Carolina Investigative Associates offers services in many diverse areas to meet your clients’ needs.  The following is a list of services or procedures that we provide:

  • Activity Checks
  • Animal Cruelty/Abuse
  • Asset Checks
  • Background Screening/Checks/Due Diligence – USA and International
  • Child/Elderly Abuse/Nursing Home
  • Computer Forensics/E-Discovery/Internet Investigations and Profiles/Internet Security
  • Contractual Violations/Non-Compete/Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Court Filing
  • Covert Video
  • Drug Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Evidence Collection
  • GPS Tracking
  • Interview/Interrogation
  • Locates
  • Loss Prevention
  • Malpractice
  • Missing Persons
  • Mobile Notary
  • Pre-Sentence Reports
  • Process Service
  • Recorded Statements
  • Records and Document Research and Retrieval
  • SCAN Scientific Content Analysis
  • Skip Tracing
  • Statement Taking
  • Surveillance
  • TSCM/Technical Surveillance Countermeasures/Bug Sweeps/De-Bugging
  • Undercover Operations


How Much Does it Cost for Private Investigations? 

In general, investigative rates can vary from case to case and state to state. Please ask to receive our current Rate Schedule.

Carolina Investigative Associates is a private investigation agency in South Carolina providing private investigations and process serving throughout the following counties: Abbeville County, Aiken County, Allendale County, Anderson County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Beaufort County, Berkeley County, Calhoun County, Charleston County, Cherokee County, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Clarendon County, Colleton County, Darlington County, Dillon County, Dorchester County, Edgefield County, Fairfield County, Florence County, Georgetown County, Greenville County, Greenwood County, Hampton County, Horry County, Jasper County, Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Laurens County, Lee County, Lexington County, Marion County, Marlboro County, McCormick County, Newberry County, Oconee County, Orangeburg County, Pickens County, Richland County, Saluda County, Spartanburg County, Sumter County, Union County, Williamsburg County, York County