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Nationwide Private Detective
Based In San Francisco, California 

Private is a team of nationwide investigators based in California, offering exceptional services to clients.  Our extensive experience and proficiency in the field make us a reliable source of guidance and support during even the most difficult situations.


People love our starting at $99 investigation packages.

In California we serve San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Los Angeles, North Bay, and East Bay.  Our team of private detectives is fully licensed and possesses the necessary expertise to handle a wide range of cases, from personal to corporate investigations.


At Private...

We take the time to understand your matter carefully so we can apply the correct strategy.

We listen


We will share what we can do and cannot do to ensure the success of your matter.

We educate


We give clarity

We will provide greater clarity so that you can make important decisions.

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How we can help you...


We help with family law matters such as cheating partners, child custody & support and elder abuse.


We locate hidden assets to make honest distribution more fair. Don't let them hide assets and cheat you what you are due.


We handle matters of malfeasance, sexual harassment, and theft.


In-house professional digital forensics including social media forensics is a specialty of Private.


We help you take control over a stalking matter with a wide range of specialized stalking abatement services.


Looking for someone? Googled yourself silly? We use proprietary and government sources not available to the public to locate people.

Hear what our clients are saying now!

Whether it's getting past a bad relationship, sticking it to a fraudster, or getting what you deserve in a family law matter, Private can help get you back on track to living a happy, healthy and often wealthier life.

Construction Manager

We hired Private to help us with a business issue. They assisted in rooting out an employ who was stealing our customer list. Excellent service.

Barry - Larkspur


What do you want to get more out of in your life?

They aim to provide a holistic approach to private investigation services. It did feel that way and now I am glad I hired Private.

Patricia - Benicia

Restaurant Owner

My first time hiring a detective and I was pleased that they cared to go above and beyond.

Mariana - Sonoma


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We do investigations a little differently.

When you use a
standard investigator...

A standard investigator is fine for  mundane tasks.

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Charge you mileage + toll + parking

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Can be very inexperienced

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Can have little specialty related practice

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Prescribe surveillance to every case

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Do not have backgrounds in intelligence

When you use a
PRIVATE™ detective...

A PRIVATE™ investigator takes on more complex projects.

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All inclusive pricing 

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Three decades of experience

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No risk pricing!

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Provide professional advisement based on 30 years of expereince

Best California Private Investigator

Everything you need to get your investigation started fast.


Complete privacy

Maximum discretion. Private is our name. We are the preeminent privacy focused private investigation firm in California.


Secure case management

Every case is managed inside a secure portal for efficiency and complete security. Only you and Private can access your case file.


Quick case initiation 

Private doesn't waste any time. We roll up our sleeves and get started immediately on your matter.

How Much Does a San Francisco Bay Area Private Investigator Cost?

The cost of hiring a California private investigator will depend upon the complexity of the investigation, the required human resources, possible expense, and the detective's experience. 


We break many of our private investigation services into package prices, saving our clients from the frustration of overinflated billing. We have all-inclusive package prices starting at $99.  Our hourly rate start at $99 per hour, but most of our services are in money saving packages.

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We're here to help you improve your life.


Discreet San Francisco Bay Area Investigations Have Been Our Focus For 30 Years

Know  you need CLARITY in life, but don’t know where to start? Click the button to schedule a call with an expert who can guide you in getting STARTED now.

  • Licensed expert advice

  • Secure, online process

  • Deep understanding of the unique challenges private clients face

Can anyone hire Private, or do I need to be a lawyer?

Yes, anyone can hire Private. If you have a reasonable reason to conduct an investigation, find facts or uncover useful intelligence,. You may hire Private to investigate the integrity of another person, evaluate processes, manage cybersecurity and other related legal services.

Do you offer any guarantees on your investigation services?

Yes. We guarantee our workmanship based on the budget the client has provided. We also have some guarantees on things like people locates. Not all private investigations come with a guarantee, so it’s best to speak to us to discuss your matter.

How much does a private investigator cost?

Most of our private investigation fees are in package prices so that you don’t worry about hourly billing. For example, we have package prices starting at $400, $950 and others more complex that may have an hourly billing starting at $150 per hour.

San Francisco Bay Area private investigator providing nationwide private investigation services, based in California.  We handle most cases in a package price to save you from over inflated billing.

We use technology significantly to serve our clients nationwide. We are not standard private investigators—our goal is different. We want the private investigation, cyber investigation, and security services we provide to help our clients live happier, healthier, and wealthier lives. We help people live better lives by answering challenging questions and providing information that provides peace of mind. Private delivers actionable information used in business, personal, and legal matters.

Our firm is entirely available for private investigations, commercial investigations, cybersecurity, phone forensics, privacy consulting, and security planning services.