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      San Diego Private Investigator

      Derick Downs provides professional investigative services with reliable, relevant, and confidential information to help solve your problems.  I provide clients with the indisputable evidence they need.  Book a discovery call today!

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      Private Investigations
      Corporate Investigations
      Background Reports
      Digital Forensics

      How To Get Started 

      Book A Free Discovery Call


      Sign Contract & Pay Retainer


      We Start Our Investigation

      Derick’s Investigative Services


      What's Included

      Each case includes a discovery phone call to understand the case & services you are hiring us for.


      How it Works

      Once you have decided we are the correct investigator for you, we will send you a contract for you to review, sign, and pay a retainer.


      Services & Pricing

      During your discovery call, an investigator will help create a custom plan detailed to fit your needs and gather vital information to start.

      High Quality Discreet Surveillance

      Surveillance is conducted to discover the activities of a company or an individual through the use of cameras, video, and other digital equipment to capture the evidence we need for our clients.

      Asset Investigation & Skip Tracing

      Location of missing debtors, Enforcement of Judgment, Asset Investigation on Individuals and Companies, Recovery of property, Collection Related Issues.  Let us find the evidence your seeking.

      Comprehensive Background Reports

      Enhance your skip tracing process with Valdes Investigation Groups verified employment solutions. Mitigate risk by conducting more accurate due diligence. We can Investigate fraud more accurately than most.


      A Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM), also known as a “bug” sweep or electronic surveillance sweep, is a highly specialized service that detects the presence of eavesdropping devices such as hidden microphones or “bugs.”  

      Cell Phone Extractions

      Valdes Investigation Group can extract any cell phone in almost any condition to gather E-discovery evidence from any cell phone, computer, server, or network.  We provide a complete report of all our findings. 

      Process Serving

      Valdes Investigation Group can deliver or “serve” legal documents to a defendant or person involved in a court case, but they also provide a variety of other services such as filing court papers and document retrieval. 

      Divorce & Child Custody Investigations

      Valdes Investigation Group can perform a child custody investigation as an objective observation of a child’s well-being and treatment, usually as part of a divorce, separation, or custody case. When going through a divorce, a child custody investigation will provide reliable evidence without bias. 

      Book A Discovery CaLL

      Every case or situation is unique.  In order to understand the best game plan for your situation requires us to fully understand what is going on, what evidence you have, what outcome you are seeking, and many more factors.  Please schedule a call with one of our licensed investigators.

      Secure Client Communication

      We understand your case is extremely sensitive and confidential, which is why we make sure that your data is safe and secure.


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      • Important Case Details
      • Client communication
      • Videos, Photos, Etc.
      • All Case Documents
      • Easy to manage dashboard
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      • Access to case data
      • Geolocation based activity
      • Mobile time & distance tracking of P.I.’s
      • Time and expense tracking

      Frequently Asked questions


      Private Investigator Near Me

      What can private investigators do?

      Though private investigators can go anywhere that is public, they are not allowed to trespass. They cannot enter a property, house, or building that they do not have permission to enter. If the owner of a home gives them permission, they may enter the home to look for information that is needed.

      How much does it cost to hire an investigator ?

      Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $95-$410, although pricing often hovers around $150 per hour depending on the complexity of the services you need.

      What is surveillance by an investigator?

      A surveillance investigator gathers information about a person, or subject, at the center of an investigation. Surveillance investigators may work as a company employee or contractor and often use wiretaps, concealed cameras, and other surveillance tools to complete investigations.

      What are unclaimed assets?

      Unclaimed or “abandoned” property refers to property or accounts within financial institutions or companies—in which there has been no activity generated (or contact with the owner) regarding the property for one year or a longer period.

      Other Services

      Find A Person

      We have advanced tools to help find any person located in the United States

      Background Checks

      Our expert background checks can include a wide range of information

      Data Retrieval

      Get important information extracted from any device in most conditions. 

      Process Serving

      Experienced and efficient fixed price process servers in all states. 

      Due Diligence

      We take reasonable steps to ensure you avoid committing any offense

      Dating Site Scams

      Take steps to protect yourself against romance scams or  being catfished

      Locating Assets

      We can help you discover and retrieve unclaimed assets that are rightfully yours

      Bug Sweeps - TSCM

      We can sweep the affected area for any bugs or always listening devices

      Electronic Takeouts

      Retrieve a copy of your data from Google, Apple, Facebook, and more

      Insurance Claim Investigations

      Prevent paying out for fraudulent or unwarranted insurance claims

      Remote Digital Forensics

      We have the ability and credentials for any digital forensics service. 

      Relationship Investigations

      Verify your partners loyalty with our relationship investigation service.