Determining the facts of any situation requires dedication. If uncovering details were easy your claim would already be resolved. No matter what information you need, get it verified with highly trained experts you can trust.
“The investigation will definitely result in completely changing the outcome of this claim…The report is thorough and an example of: professionalism, accuracy and integrity. I want to extend my many thanks to the investigator for a job well done!”
Sam, Special Investigations
“Everything went well. We love Ethos. We appreciate the effort and the video obtained. Claimant was a police officer and the investigator managed to still get good results.”
Barbara, Fraud Investigation
“I am extremely pleased with Ethos turnaround time and the fact that such good information was found on a hospital canvass. All of my future canvasses are going to Ethos Risk Services.”
Chris, SIU Investigator
Frequently Asked Questions
What states do you cover?
All of them. Ethos has completed over 1 million investigations in all 50 states and over 80 countries. With over 1,000 W-2 employees throughout the country, Ethos Risk Services is one of the largest investigation companies with true nationwide coverage.
Do you use subcontractors for investigations?
Rarely. We have true nationwide coverage that includes approval for all state required licenses. On occasion there are needs in remote locations where human development is sparse, and we will bring in vetted professionals that meet our strict qualification protocols.
What is the background of your investigators?
A minimum of 2 years investigative experience is required to be hired as an Ethos investigator. Many of our employees exceed this requirement by many years. A majority of Ethos employees hold bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice or a similar field. Those without degrees must have equivalent experience in law enforcement. All Ethos Department Managers hold a minimum of 5 years of investigative experience. All new hire investigators must attend an 80-hour training course. The course covers topics that include surveillance techniques, social media and background ethics, legal guidelines (including privacy/trespassing laws), report writing, neighborhood and witness canvassing, pretexting, mobile surveillance, and covert surveillance. We also provide training on ancillary investigative services including, but not limited to, Recorded Statements, Scene Investigations, Activity Checks, and Clinic Investigations. We also discuss and distribute a comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures manual to ensure all personnel adopt the same policies and procedures with regard to conducting uniform investigations and reporting back with their updates and reports to company headquarters. Each investigator is supplied with a comprehensive investigative training manual during the Ethos training program. Upon completion of the course, field investigators are required to score an 80% or higher on an essay exam. Once an investigator passes the educational training, one to two weeks of field training with one of our senior investigators is required.
Will your investigators testify?
Yes. As part of our training process, we educate investigators on potential testimony that they may be required to provide. We view testimony with great significance because we want to ensure that every investigator is conducting and documenting every investigation as if they were going to have to provide testimony. Our investigators understand that everything they are doing needs to be conducted and documented as possible evidence. Ethos has saved our clients millions of dollars over the years as a result of our successful testimony.
How long has Ethos been in the industry?
Ethos was founded in 2006. For 17 years, we have been assisting our clients with their unique investigative needs. Ethos has conducted over 1 million investigations with over 2,500 active clients and over 25,000 active requestors. Ethos has over 1,000 W-2 employees and is one of a handful of true nationwide investigation providers.
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