PRIVATE INVESTIGATION Services in Palm Beach Florida
Private Investigators who provide specialized surveillance and undercover services that meet the needs of our clients. We specialize in Private Investigation services. A.C.E. is the most reliable and oldest investigative agency. We are managed by veterans of the Private Investigation profession and have the knowledge and experience you need to have a successful investigation.
Though we are strictly prohibited from stating the names of our clients we are proud to say we have performed services for at least 40 of the top fortune 50 corporations, are connected to more than 3000 Law firms, have worked for most Government agencies and 100’s of private citizens. We have been in the investigation business for just about twenty years. Our experience and extensive involvement handling highly sensitive and serious legal matters assures your case will be handled by a professional Licensed Investigator who is knowledgeable and focused on results.
Investigation services performed are quite unique as Investigators are subject to extreme changes of venue; from beaches to bars and from country club communities to the county run facilities. Private Investigators generally have several sets of clothing and often use many types disguises to assist them with remaining covert and anonymous when and where necessary.
Technology plays an important role in successful Investigations. Investigations are generally similar to any other county in the State of Florida. We utilize digital cameras, Body Camera’s and hidden video whenever we can. There are many advantages to hiring a Private Investigator who utilized technology to be surreptitious and far away from the monitored event or person under surveillance. In terms of undercover investigations when we are required to be up close and personal, we have many ways to use hidden cameras. Please be advised, it’s against the law in the State of Florida to record someone’s voice without their consent. We therefore do NOT record voices under any circumstances, even in public where some may argue voice recording in public places is lawful.
A licensed as a private investigator assumes the role of public trust. As a licensed private investigator we have a special obligation to maintain high ethical standards and to adhere strictly to the requirements of the State of Florida laws governing our Licensed Investigation agent.
Important Things to Know About Private Investigation Services in Palm Beach County
- Licensed Private investigators in Palm Beach County Florida are not law enforcement officers and are not granted any police powers regarding arrest or use of force.
- Deadly force may never be used by a licensed private investigator in the State of Florida except in self-defense The use of deadly force to protect property or to prevent property loss is prohibited by law.
- Non-deadly force may be used by a licensed private investigator in the State of Florida to the extent necessary for self-defense
- Soliciting business for an attorney in return for compensation.
- Employing or contracting with any unlicensed or improperly licensed person or agency to conduct activities.
Private Investigators use of Badges
Florida law establishes that five-pointed star badges are reserved for Palm Beach County sheriffs and deputy sheriffs only. Any badge or insignia that appears to be similar to the official sheriff’s badge which is prohibited for use by Private Investigators and individuals
Department of Agriculture and Consumer services, Division of Licensing
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing is charged with the duty of regulating the private investigative industry and has authority over both licensed and unlicensed persons and businesses engaged in the field of investigative activity. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, is authorized under Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, to regulate the private investigative industry in an effort to ensure that regulated activities are performed in a manner that is consistent with the general welfare of the public.
Undercover Private investigators and Detective Services
An undercover private investigator, undercover detective, or undercover agent is a person who conducts investigations of suspected or confirmed activity while impersonating a disinterested third party. Undercover investigators often infiltrate social networking groups, places of employment and business and pose as a person interested in a person or a situation. Undercover Private Investigator remain totally anonymous and are charged with the task of uncovering, finding out and discovering information; basically looking for irrefutable facts and proof.
Private investigators carry hidden video strapped to their bodies, at times, to help them document their investigations. The period of an investigation could last for many hours, frequently for several weeks or, in some extreme cases, months. Due to the serious nature of the job, P.I.’s real identities are usually kept secret throughout the entire case and even their entire careers. Please note, Private Investigators must reveal their real name to clients and are prohibited from using an alias name when working for you.
Divulging Investigative Information
Private Investigators or any employee of a licensed investigation agency Is not permitted to divulge or release to anyone other than his or her client or employer the contents of an investigative file acquired in the course of licensed investigative activity.
Public Records investigations
Private Investigators always use public and private records to provide background information on a subject. The Courts, Police Departments and Sheriff’s offices within Palm Beach County maintain records of people who have civil lawsuit records, judgements, divorce files, probate records and criminal records. Private Investigators in Palm Beach County have unencumbered and direct access to most public records. Most information used by investigators in Palm Beach County come from private and public records research and digging deep into the resources available to private investigators.
Due Diligence Services offered by Private Investigators
Private investigators in Palm Beach County Florida can also be used to perform due diligence for an investor who may be considering investing money with a private individual, start up business, a risky business or investment venture. These type of investigative services could serve to help the prospective investor avoid being the victim of a fraud, abuse or a Ponzi scheme which are all part of the Palm Beach County and why Florida is known as the “Scam State of America.” By hiring a licensed and experienced private investigator, we try to uncover and reveal information that will assist people with making important business and investment decisions. Due Diligence business investigations verify the investment may be risky and or that the “players” or principal people involved may have questionable backgrounds. Due Diligence Investigation services are the most popular services provided to clients seeking to invest in businesses or properties in Palm Beach County, Florida
Prohibited Acts of Private Investigators in Palm Beach County and throughout the State of Florida
- Wearing, presenting, or displaying a badge.
- Installation of a tracking device or tracking application in violation of s. 934.425.
- If the applicant or licensee has been convicted of a felony.
- If the applicant or licensee has been found guilty of, entered a plea of guilty to, or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a felony and adjudication of guilt is withheld, the department shall deny the application or revoke the license until a period of 3 years has expired since final release from supervision.
Private Investigative Services are CONFIDENTIAL
Palm Beach County is situated in Southeast Florida and is best known for activities in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton. The county is considered to be the second largest and most populated county in the state. We travel and investigate anyone or anything throughout all cities and towns and cover all 2300 square miles.