Qualifications of a Private Investigator

The State of South Carolina requires all private investigators to be licensed.  The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is the licensing agency for the State of South Carolina.  



Bonded and Insured

Private Investigators in the State of South Carolina are required to be Bonded by the State, but should have liability insurance. This is something that should be checked when you are looking for a private investigator to perform services.



Choosing the right private investigator

Large versus small firms

  • large national firms simply take your case and subcontract to local investigators.  Many times you will not be able to make contact with the investigator.

  • Hiring a smaller firm will afford you the opportunity to actually know the the investigator that will be working your case.

  • At INQUEST- CIS, you will be provided regular updates on the status of your case.  

  • At INQUEST-CIS we will provide you with our contact information to allow reasonable contact and regular updates.

  • At INQUEST-CIS we will always provide you with our Licensing information.

SLED License # 3101

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