Licensed Private Investigators in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey
NYC Office: 1270 Avenue Of The Americas 19th FL. New York City, NY 10020 (Between 50 and 51st Street) Rockefeller Center
General Info Tel. 212 255 4444 / Fingerprints Tel. 212 757 6266 / E-Mail
In New York State there are approximately 2,250 licensed private investigator firms...only 10 can have " Detective " in their company name
SPECIAL THIS MONTH FOR EMPLOYERS ONLY TRANSUNION PRE-EMPLOYMENT CREDIT REPORT $14.95 REGULARLY $24.95 (NEW CLIENTS ONLY)
SPECIAL THIS MONTH TRANSUNION PRE-EMPLOYMENT CREDIT REPORT & 3 SETS OF FINGERPRINTS & $64.95 (NEW & CURRENT CLIENTS)
Starting 01/07/2013 Fingerprint Prices:
Our Office: 3 Ink Fingerprint Cards $50.00 tax included or electronically submitted fingerprints to FINRA $50.00 tax included.
Your Office: (in Manhattan) $175.00 for 1st 8 cards. Additional Cards taken $12.50 . All plus tax Out of Manhattan call for prices. 212 757 6266.
HOLMES is a Certified FINRA EFS Vendor: Fingerprints submitted electronically by Live Scan ($50.00) with results back 24-48 hours via FINRA web CRD.
Pre-Employment Credit Report and Fingerprints: (Peer Report) and 3 sets of ink fingerprints taken in our midtown Manhattan office with a same day appointment for $70.00 (plus tax) Peer report requires release and copy of applicant's state photo ID. Call or E-Mail for more details.
NY Pre-Employment Screening: $350.00 Includes Pre Employment Trans Union Credit Report, NY DMV Records, Statewide Criminal Check, Public Record Search (Upper Civil Court Filings-County of Residence, Statewide Federal Criminal and Federal Civil Courts), NY Liens & Judgments, Sex Offender Registry, National Wants & Warrants, Address History, Investigative Database.
Live Scan Fingerprinting & ink Fingerprinting Services in NYC midtown Manhattan office (Rockefeller Center). For Long Island onsite visit (Nassau & Suffolk Counties) at our New York City onsite prices (plus traveling time). Call for New Jersey and Connecticut fees. Please note that we do not accept appointments for '"security guard" licenses. Please call the NY Dept of State, Div. of Licensing Services for a fingerprint location near you.
For same day NYC appointment. E-Mail or call 212 757 6266.
New York State Criminal Record Search Guaranteed most current & accurate criminal search available to non law enforcement personnel. Source: Office of Court Administration. This is a court retrieval, not an outdated database or a Dept of Correctional Services free to the general public search. Requires first name, last name and DOB. Turnaround time usually same day if in by11AM EST. For Background Checks, Pre-Employment Screening, Tenant Screening, Due Diligence.
Private Investigator Services HOLMES provides discreet and professional private investigations. Our experience provides us with a vast network of resources to work from and allows us the unique opportunity to provide our clients with superior services locally and nationally.
NY Pre-Employment Screening, NY Tenant Screening, Background Check 1: Pre-Employment TransUnion Credit Report: $24.95 (One day return by E-Mail. Verify Past Employment, Present and Past Addresses, Verifies SSN, Public Records, More. Requires applicant's release and government photo ID E Mail us with your request for applicant's release). 2: NY Criminal Record Search $108.95. 3: NY County of Residence Upper Civil Court Filings, NY Federal Criminal & NY Federal Civil Court Filings additional $65.00. 4: Outside NY State - Statewide (or County of Residence ) Criminal Records, County of Residence Upper Civil Court Filings, Federal Criminal and Federal Civil Court Filings. $108.95. 5:Driver's License Verification and Driving Record $24.95. 6: Liens, Judgments, Address History, and UCC Filings $65.00. 7: National Wants & Warrants $24.95. 8: National Sex Offender Registry $24.95.
Armed Security Officers (Executive, Celebrity and VIP Protection) Holmes provides armed security officers in business attire for situations that call for an armed presence. All armed personnel are either off-duty or recently retired NYPD Officers, Detectives and Police Supervisors.
New York State Department of Banking Background Check For all licenses required by the New York State Banking Department. See below for more information.
Polygraph Examinations Performed by former NYPD Polygraphists ( APA Certified)
Services: Armed Security Officers, Background Checks, Building Security, Security Consulting, New York State Criminal Records, Evidence Identification, Executive/Celebrity Close Protection (Bodyguards), Fingerprint Services, Forensics, Document Examination, Investigations - (Civil, Corporate, Domestic), Litigation Support for Law Firms , New York State Department of Banking Background Check, Polygraph Examinations ,Physical Surveillance, Pre- Employment Screening, Product Counterfeiting, Public Records Search, Security Services, Skip tracing, Stalker Counter Surveillance, Statements Taken, Tenant Screening, Threat Analysis, Threat Management, TSCM - Technical Security Countermeasures, (De Bugging) Trademark Infringements, Trial Preparation, Undercover Operations, Video Surveillance. Definitions of above services (by Greg Walsh Licensed Private Investigator, Security Consultant.
NY Statewide Criminal Record Search Court Retrieval
New York State Criminal Record Search $108.95 Source: Office of Court Administration. This is a court retrieval, not a Dept of Correctional Services free to the general public search, or an outdated database. An individual convicted of a serious crime may not serve any time in prison!!. Requires first name, last name and DOB. Turnaround time usually one day if in by 11AM EST. This is the most up to date and thorough criminal search in NY available to non law enforcement personnel. For Background Checks, Pre-Employment Screening.
Fingerprints taken in your office or
ours for fingerprint cards required by government agencies. We
offer both inked and Live Scan fingerprinting services Live Scan is inkless
electronic fingerprinting. The fingerprints are electronically transmitted to
the subscriber for completion of a criminal record check.
The Live Scan technology replaces the process of recording an individual's fingerprint patterns through a rolling process using ink. Digitizing the fingerprint minutiae (the characteristics that make fingerprints unique) enables the electronic transfer of the fingerprint image data in combination with personal descriptor information to central computers at the subscriber in a matter of seconds, instead of the days required to send hard copy fingerprint cards through the mail.
Additionally the subscriber will coordinate other processing resulting from the automated submission of fingerprints, including forwarding the fingerprints to the FBI .
FINRA (Ink or Live Scan) )((i
Insurance Out of NY State
Liquor Out of NY State
Teachers Out of NY State
Mortgage Lenders and Bankers in NY
Board of Directors
Certificate of Good Conduct (US citizens only)
*(please note we no longer take fingerprints for NY security guard licenses)
Development of Latent Fingerprints on Documents
Development of Latent Fingerprints on Surfaces
Latent Fingerprint Examination
Evaluation of Fingerprint Evidence
Image Enhancement & Chemical Processing
Contract Work in Latent Prints for the Public & Private Sector
Expert Court Testimony
NY State Certified Doctyloctapist (Fingerprint Expert) (NYPD, BCI retired )
Other Forensic Services
Criminal Personality Profiling
Crime Scene Analysis & Reconstruction
Crime Scene Policies & Procedures
The polygraph examination is still the most efficient weapon for uncovering employee theft. Tests are performed by former NYPD Polygraphists and Detectives. Employee Theft, Inventory Loss, Security Clearance, Domestic Testing, Pre-Trial Examination, In Depth Interviews
Polygraph testing remains the most accurate means of developing and verifying the truth and detecting deception. The establishment of recent rigorous standards of practice for polygraph examiners throughout the country and an increase in laws which protect the examinee have both vastly increased polygraph professionalism. Tests can be conducted in our office or yours. All polygraphists are APA certified.
Companies are entrusted with the responsibility of hiring employees which grows more complicated each day in today's lawsuit oriented society. Making the wrong decision could cost your company untold amounts of dollars. Comprehensive Background Investigations and Pre-Employment Screening have long been used to accurately gauge work history along with employment qualifications and permanency intent. An unbiased information source can help you reduce the risks. Companies must be sure that the potential employees are qualified, trust worthy and not a threat to the company or existing employees. Background investigations before the date of hire are a helpful tool in reaching these goals. New York State Banking Department, ( including mortgage bankers and brokers, check cashers, money transmitters, and licensed lenders, among others.
If available, our background investigations include the following:
Social Security Number Verification
Current and Former Addresses
NY DMV Driving Records
Civil suits as Defendant and Plaintiff
Bankruptcies, Liens, Judgments,
New York Statewide Criminal Record Check
Pre-employ Credit Report
Nationwide Wants & Warrants
Sex Offender Registry
Polygraph (pharmaceutical) extra fee
Turnaround time is usually 24 to 48 hours.
Armed Guard and Security Services
Holmes provides armed security officers in business attire for situations that call for an armed presence. All personnel are either off-duty or recently retired NYPD Officers and Detectives. Our personal are able to effectively utilize their skills and experience and put it to use in the best interests of your company or organization. Background checks performed on all personnel. Holmes will coordinate and manage closely the efforts of our security personnel to effectively and professionally meet your needs. Holmes has extensive experience in executive protection and we continue to provide a wide range of protective services to corporate executives, celebrities, and other persons at risk.
Upscale Retail Stores
Hostile Employee Termination
Executive /Dignitary Protection
Premium Unarmed Uniformed Security Guard Service.
All premium unarmed security officers (non law enforcement background) start with a $16.00 per hour salary, have a guaranteed checkable minimum of 7 years security experience, high school diploma, control substance tested (drug tested), communicate in a clear and thoughtful manner, are equipped with 3 new uniforms yearly and are covered with a 5 million dollar comprehensive general liability policy Prices are based on a 6 month contractual basis.
Prices start at $28.95 per hour Call or email us for further information.
Dan Mahoney, Captain NYPD retired, heads a staff of highly competent licensed private investigators who possess a wide range of experience gained in the Detective Division of the New York City Police Department, various Sate and Federal Agencies. Mr. Mahoney is also best selling police procedural author with his books published by St. Martin's Press.
We have provided discreet and professional investigations for over 85 years. Our experience provides us with a vast network of resources to work from, which allows us the unique opportunity to provide our clients with superior services locally and nationally. Holmes maintains constant communication with our clients during an investigation which contributes to the overall success of the case.
Holmes also understands that time is of the essence when it comes to investigations and our investigators are trained to undertake and complete investigations in a timely manner. Investigators are professional, competent and experienced professionals. Detailed reports are prepared daily and are either faxed or E-Mailed to clients upon request.
Tenant Screening allows landlords and property managers an opportunity to assess their prospective tenant's ability and willingness to satisfy creditor obligations.
If available our background investigations include the following:
Landlord Tenant Court Filings
Social Security Number Verification
Employment & Previous Residence Verification
New York Statewide Criminal Record Check
Tax Liens, Bankruptcy Filings, Judgments
Suits as Plaintiff and Defendant
NY DMV Driving Records
Sex Offender Registry
Credit Report (with FICO Scoring)
Turnaround time is usually 24 to 48 hours.
Technical Security Countermeasures TSCM (De-bugging & Sweeps)
Audio and video surveillance detection performed by experienced TSCM technicians. If you feel you or your company are the target of "covert electronic surveillance", call us from a secure line and not from the suspect phone system or premise. When you call or E-Mail us, have available the number of telephone handsets, number of phone lines, telephone system type, square footage number of floors of the suspect area. faxes, answering machines and internet connections. Most people will never experience a "tapped" or "bugged" predicament, but some people are under greater risk than others because of their financial position, occupation, personal stature, domestic or legal situations. First our technicians perform a comprehensive threat analysis, physical search of premises and utilize state of the art electronic equipment.
Price List 1/2013
New York State Criminal Records: $108.95 (per search). Office of Court Administration Requires full name and DOB. 1-2 Day turnaround.
Investigative: $195.00 per hour plus expenses (6 hour minimum).
Surveillance: $195.00 per hour (8 hour minimum) Includes 2 operatives, vehicle, video, written report. Mileage, tolls and out of pocket expenses extra.
Fingerprint Services: LiveScan or Ink In our office - Financial ( FINRA, NFA ,COMEX ), Insurance Licenses (Outside NY), Liquor Licenses (Outside NY) NY Mortgage Bankers and Lenders, Bar Exam, Adoption, Canadian Immigration, Good Conduct, etc., there is a three (3) card minimum per person $50 (tax included) addl. cards $12.50 plus tax. If you neglect to cancel a scheduled (in house) fingerprint appointment at least 2 hrs ahead of time, you will be charged an additional $20.00 on your next office appointment.
Fingerprint Service: Your office in Manhattan $175.00 ( includes first 8 cards), addl. cards $12.50. Long Island, Northern New Jersey,& Connecticut extra depending on mileage out of Manhattan.
Fingerprint: (Forensic) Development and Chemical Analysis $1200.00, Comparison $600.00 (includes first 2 hours, addl..$175.00 per hour), $750.00 Court Testimony.
NY Tenant Screen: (Basic) $275.00 Includes Credit Report, NY DMV Records, Statewide Criminal Check, Litigation Search as Defendant included and Plaintiff. Liens, Judgments, Sex Offender Registry, Address History)
Polygraph Examination: $500.00 per "Specific". Performed by former NYPD Polygraphists. Must meet guidelines. Matrimonial and Domestic examinations $600.00
Statements Taken: $150.00 per hour (4 hour minimum).
TSCM (De Bugging): Prices start at $1500.00 depending on square feet, number of phone lines and other considerations.
Armed Security Officers: Contract: Office buildings, Installations, Corporations, Residences, Hotels, Upscale Retail Stores from $47.00 per hour Specials: Including Book Signings, Guest Appearances, Parties, Special Events from $95.00 per hour. Close Protection: Including Employee Termination, Executive Protection, Witness Protection $125.00 per hour (includes 2 agent team with an 8 hour minimum) and up depending on threat level.
Premium Unarmed Uniformed Security Officers. Start at $28.95 per hour. (6 month contract minimum)
NY Pre-Employment / Background Check: (Basic) $275.00 Includes Pre Employment Trans Union Credit Report, NY DMV Records, Statewide Criminal Check, Public Record Search (Upper Civil Court Filings, Federal Civil and Federal Civil Courts), Liens & Judgments, Address History, Education Degree Verified, Database, See monthly special prices above.
New York State Department of Banking Background Check. Prices depend on biographical address history of candidate. Most reports fall between from $750.00 to $1250.00 We can review candidate's address history for exact charges before beginning. Please contact us for information further. Contact Us
1. Pre-Employment Trans Union Credit Report $24.95 Confirms Addresses, SSN, Public Records, (same or next day return by E-Mail)
2. Add on Same Day Criminal Court Retrieval $108.95 (Most accurate NY Criminal search available) (same or next day return by E-Mail)
3. Add on NY Driving Record $24.95 (Direct from Albany's computer) (same or next day return by E-Mail) Make sure applicant is who he or she says they are. Confirm correct DOB, Address, Scofflaw, DUI etc.
4. Add on Liens, Judgments, Address History, & UCC Filings $65.00 (same or next day return by E-Mail)
5. Add on Suits (as Plaintiff and Defendant - County of Residence), Federal Criminal Court (District of Residence), Federal Civil Court (District of Residence) & Bankruptcy Court (Statewide), $65.00 (same or next day return by E-Mail)
Call 212 757 6266 or E-Mail email@example.com for release forms and any questions you may have. You must fax us a letter of request on your company letterhead, copy of government photo ID of applicant with our signed release.
In NY license is titled Private Investigator, in CT & NJ license titled Private Detective
Please note: Armed guard services are provided at the discretion of Holmes Detective Bureau, Inc. management.
We accept all major credit cards
Holmes Detective Bureau, Inc.
Employment Screening Specialists Since 1928.
General Info Tel. 212 255 4444
Fingerprints Tel. 212 757 6266
For Live Scan submissions to FINRA
Call FINRA (301) 869-6699 and ask for the Electronic Fingerprint Processing System (EFS) Broker-Dealer Participant Agreement to have your new hires fingerprinted and submitted by us electronically.