Top Investigators In Iowa

Trustify has helped over 5,000 customers connect with the most highly rated, experienced, and licensed private investigators across the country that work all types of cases from surveillance to research and background checks. Here are just a few of the investigators in Iowa. We have protected their identities to safeguard their effectiveness in undercover surveillance.

  1. Randall C.
    Trained in employee accident investigations, adoption investigations, and arson investigations.
  2. Greg C.
    Remote Researcher. Trained in skip tracing, person location, and open source intelligence
  3. Dale L.
    Remote Researcher. Trained in skiptracing, finding missing persons, and record location inluding marriage and bank records.

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    Request a Consultation
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Meet Melanie

Melanie has 12+ years of experience as an investigator, online and in the field. Her experience includes identity theft, background investigations, and cyber crimes. She specializes in internet dating scams, pre-employment background checks, and internet fraud.

Recent Cases

  1. February 14, 2018
    T.S. requested a Custom case in Multiple Locations.
  2. January 22, 2018
    M.R. requested a Cheating case in Multiple Locations.
  3. January 21, 2018
    P.P. requested a Custom case in Multiple Locations.
  4. January 22, 2018
    K.S. requested a Custom case in Multiple Locations.
  5. March 28, 2018
    J.B. requested a Custom case in Multiple Locations.
  6. January 22, 2018
    T.S. requested a Custom case in Multiple Locations.

So, you’re probably wondering: Why Trustify

  • Safe & reliable service
    Hiring a private investigator doesn't need to be complicated. Starting a case with Trustify is simple, fast, and discreet.
  • Fast, on-demand service
    We get your investigation started ASAP using the best investigator for your needs.
  • Secure online platform
    Our platform is a secure and private place for you to share case details and communicate with your investigator.
  • Hand-picked private investigators
    Our private investigators are assessed for skills, reliability, ethics, and compliance with local licensing laws and regulations

Customer Reviews In Iowa

We're pretty great - but don't just take our word for it. Here's what our clients have to say about their experiences:

About Trustify

Trustify is a nationwide service connecting people with highly vetted and experienced private investigators.

Trustify is a nationwide service connecting people with the right private investigator for them, whether that be in Iowa or elsewhere. Many private investigator networks claim to be nationwide when in reality they simply farm out cases to affiliates - but Trustify is truly and transparently a national network of investigators. When you hire a private investigator in Iowa (or anywhere) through Trustify, we work to connect you with the best private investigator for your needs and help you manage your case from start to finish.

Trustify's private investigator network is available locally to connect you with licenced, qualified private detectives and private eyes in Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and other locations across Iowa. We have more private investigators in more cities than we are able to list here, so if you don't see your area listed here don't worry - we'll still be able to help. Most cases are matched with an investigator in as few as 2 hours, and you will be notified if there are any difficulties expected in finding a private investigator for your needs.

We have investigators with expertise in infidelity and adultery investigations, custody and alimony cases, skip tracing, surveillance, GPS tracking, record searches, background checks and research, asset searches, corporate investigations, fraud investigations, and much more. Trustify accepts any case we feel we can help with - if you have specific needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Cost is a significant concern for people considering hiring a private investigator. In order to make our services accessible and transparent, the cost of hiring a private investigator through Trustify in Iowa is calculated based on a low hourly rate with no retainer. To further protect you, charges and costs must be reviewed and approved by you before work can proceed.

To put it simply, you'll know how much your case will cost up-front with no surprises. In the event that conclusive evidence can't be obtained within hours you approved, we will work with you to determine how to proceed. To get a free estimate of what it will cost to hire a private investigator in Iowa for your case, click the "Get Started" button or reach out to us at 877.415.7515.

Whether you're looking to get custody of your children, get evidence of infidelity, find a missing loved one, or secure your business from theft, fraud and embezzlement, our nationwide network has the local know-how to help you out. Let us help you hire a local private investigator near you in Iowa today.

Please note: our network includes licensed private investigators and trained researchers. Cases that are required to be carried out on-location will be staffed by a licenced investigator working within the laws and licensing requirements of the state they will be operating in. For some research cases, we are able to work faster by staffing your case with a trained researcher instead. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Private Investigator Licensing Requirements in Iowa

Each state has it's own laws and regulations relating to private investigator licensing, and Iowa is no different. Each investigator in Trustify's network is vetted and checked to ensure they are appropriately licensed, and any private investigator assigned to your case in Iowa will be licenced and approved to work in the state.

Who Issues the License
Private investigator licenses in the state of Iowa are issued by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety is also responsible for issuing suspensions, bans, and other penalties for investigators. Licenses can be checked by emailing

What Costs Are Involved
The fees to obtain a license in Iowa are pretty typical. Applicants must pay $100 for a 2 year license, $10 for an ID card, and $30 for a fingerprint background check. There is also a $5,000 bond, or a $10,000 bond for investigators who want to work in multiple businesses (like as a bail enforcer and as private security).

Character Requirements
To get a license in Iowa, private investigators must be at least 18 years of age. They must also have no convictions for aggravated felonies, be of good moral character, have never been judged guilty of a crime of moral turpitude, or have a history of carrying illegal drugs or illegally carrying dangerous weapons. Finally, they cannot have any history of being addicted to drugs or alcohol.

Although this is not a character requirement, the law does state that police officers, peace officers, and sheriff’s deputies cannot be licensed as a private investigator.

Experience Requirements
There are no experience requirements for private investigators in Iowa. That doesn’t mean that Trustify takes any and all licensed investigators in the state though. Anyone who’s looking to join our network has to pass a series of interviews and tests to prove that they know what they’re doing.

Education Requirements
The only education requirement for private investigators in Iowa is that they do 12 hours worth of continuing education every year.

Our vetting process for investigators doesn't stop with local laws either. Our private investigators are individually assessed on their ability to work with local law enforcement, navigate the public records system of Iowa and other states, and on general skills. Each investigator also has their own star rating based on feedback given by clients they’ve served.

Trustify does not have physical offices or locations in each state - instead, we have a central headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. This is because we are not an agency - instead, we connect clients and investigators while ensuring transparency and quality.