Our License

DO I NEED AN INVESTIGATOR WITH A LICENSE?

For most people, hiring a private investigator is a new experience. In Texas, private investigators are licensed by the State, through the Department of Public Safety. To operate an investigations or security company, or to perform investigations without a license  is a crime in our state. In order for a company to be licensed, it must have a manager or owner who has passed a licensing exam, been the subject of an FBI criminal background check, provided documentation of appropriate experience or training, is actively completing ongoing continuing education, and carries insurance coverage of at least $200,000 (at OI we carry three times the required state minimums, for both your protection and ours). Licensed investigators have access to information that is not legally available to the general public. They often provide support for both civil and criminal investigations, including testimony about the information discovered during their investigation. Unlicensed investigators can provide none of this, because their actions are illegal. Unless you are wanting criminal actions performed, there are no benefits to hiring an unlicensed individual.

 

 

LICENSES

Private Investigations Company

Owens Investigations, LLC is licensed by the Private Security Bureau of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Our company license number is A18544.

Keith Owens is a registered manager and owner, as well as a licensed private investigator.

 

Kayla Owens is a licensed private investigator.

 

Process Server 

Keith Owens is registered by the Texas Supreme Court to Serve Process in all 254 counties in the state of Texas.

His license number is SCH10299.

 

Notary Public 

Keith Owens is a Notary Public in the State of Texas. His commission expires in May 2021.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

We are strong believers in professional organizations. They help raise the level of professionalism across our industry as well as provide quality continuing education, training, and insights into the latest techniques and technology available. As professionals, we want to provide the highest level of service possible, so we are members of the following organizations.

 

Texas Association of Licensed Investigators

National Association Of Investigative Specialists

North Texas Private Investigators Association

American Association of Notaries

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STATE REGULATED

Our private investigations company is regulated by the State of Texas. Consumer complaints may be directed to the Private Security Bureau, P. O. Box 4087, Austin, TX 78773, (512) 424-7293.

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