Understandably, a common question posed to many private investigative agencies is, “What’s a private detective going to cost me?”

Well, every investigation is different and, depending upon the tasks and materials needed to accomplish the goal, the cost fluctuates. As with any service-based business, private investigative pricing is set up to cover incurred expenses, such as labor and materials, as well as overhead costs. In a general sense, this is important to keep in mind for a better understanding of how pricing is established.

As unforeseen private eye security services become required, unexpected costs can occur. An auto mechanic, for example, might find additional issues with a car as he delves into the engine to fix a known problem. Nobody wants a half-fixed car. The same holds true with investigations. Some are straight forward with an easily estimated cost, such as administering a single polygraph, while others are more complex and require more flexibility. As an investigation unfolds, utilization of certain investigative tools may become necessary to bring about resolution, such as DNA testing, fingerprint comparisons, handwriting analysis, background checks, moving or stationary surveillance, document analysis, and/or polygraph examinations. For these reasons, it would be impractical to publish a general pricing schedule for private investigation services.

So, the bottom line is this: Private investigations require personal attention to analyze each case individually to determine what is necessary to accomplish the desired end goal. Forletta Investigative/Security Consultant, LLC is a full-service private investigative agency based out of Pittsburg, PA, providing a team of professional investigators that can assist with almost any type of investigation. Forletta can provide any of the aforementioned services at competitive pricing. Please contact us today for a complimentary consultation regarding your case, so that we can provide you with a cost estimate.