Private Investigator

Protection Security Associates (PSA) is a full-service investigative agency providing affordable, experienced private investigators in Maryland. We are a private detective agency comprised of former law enforcement, military, and private investigator professionals. With many years of combined and relevant experience, we are capable of successfully handling cases that require discretion and sensitivity. Should the case be civil, criminal, corporate, or personal, your interests will always remain confidential. PSA provides only the best in trained personnel, accompanied by the support services needed to aggressively obtain correct information and intelligence to achieve your goals.

PSA provides background research and complete background information on individuals, companies, products, and concepts. We provide investigation findings to attorneys, insurance companies, corporations, accounting firms, other detective agencies and human resource departments. The scope of our abilities includes a broad range based on your unique needs. PSA has access and utilises thousands of public and proprietary data sources that enable us to locate the information you need to make important and strategic decisions. Our research skills in conjunction with our private investigator interview techniques provide a comprehensive analysis, detailing the needed information and documentation.

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Protection Security Associates provides private investigator services to include but not limited to the following areas of expertise:

  • Infidelity – Cheating Spouse
  • Child CustodyPrivate Investigator
  • Undercover Surveillance
  • Teen Activity Reports
  • Missing Person
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Interventions
  • Background Checks
  • Business Surveillance
  • Retail Theft
  • Nanny Screening
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Court Appearances
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Theft & Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Claims
  • Workers Compensation
  • Applicant Screening
  • Criminal History
  • Driving History
  • Pretrial Litigation
  • Witness & Expert Testimonies
  • Employee Terminations Investigations

Brief History of the Private Investigator

The Private Investigator; In the United States, Allan Pinkerton established the Pinkerton National Detective Agency – a private detective agency – in 1850. Pinkerton became famous when he foiled a plot to assassinate then President-Elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Pinkerton’s investigators performed services which ranged from undercover investigations and detection of crimes, to plant protection and armed security. It is sometimes claimed, probably with exaggeration, that at the height of its existence the Pinkerton National Detective Agency employed more agents than the United States Army. Allan Pinkerton hired Kate Warne in 1856 as a private detective, making her the first female private detective in America.

During the union unrest in the US in the late 19th century, companies sometimes hired private investigators and armed guards from the Pinkertons. In the aftermath of the Homestead Riot of 1892, several states passed so-called “anti-Pinkerton” laws restricting the importation of private security guards during union strikes. The federal Anti-Pinkerton Act of 1893 continues to prohibit an “individual employed by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, or similar organisation” from being employed by “the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia.” Pinkerton private investigators were also hired to track western outlaws Jesse James, the Reno Brothers, and the Wild Bunch, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Pinkerton agency’s logo, an eye embellished with the words “We Never Sleep,” inspired the term “private eye.”

Private Investigator