About LocalPI

Established in 1999

Durham Detectives is part of LocalPI, the UK's largest private investigator group, serving Durham and all surrounding areas.

Durham Detectives

Durham Detectives Detectives is part of LocalPI, the UK's largest private investigators. We have an unrivaled track record in private and business investigations. Because we are local you will not be charged for fuel or travel time to get to the location of the assignment. So whatever you need us for, you can relax knowing your investigation is in safe, expert hands.

Professional Investigation

LocalPI is a national company and our head office is based in Nottingham. Operating through our local websites we cover 158 towns and cities throughout the UK. We are not a franchise which means that the quality and standard of our customer service is maintained throughout the UK.

Our Managing Director, Jon Riding, established the company in 1999. Back then it was known as Riding & Sons Investigations. Jurek Piasecki was appointed Chairman of LocalPI in 2012. Since then LocalPI has quickly expanded to become the UK's largest investigation company for private individuals and businesses.

Using industry leading techniques and combined with our high level of customer care, LocalPI provide an unrivalled service when it comes to investigations, research and evidence collection.

Legally Obtained Evidence

By choosing to work with LocalPI, you will benefit from a professional investigation company that delivers results and keeps you in the picture. You will have 24/7 access to a secure online portal where you can view evidence, secured on your behalf – in real time.

All evidence gathered on your behalf is done so legally to ensure you can use it with confidence. Our private and business clients are our best advocates and testimonials are available on request for you to review.

Whichever branch you choose to instruct you can be assured that we will operate with the utmost professionalism, integrity and always legally and within the law.

No Hidden Costs

LocalPI has been providing investigative services for businesses, legal sector, insurance and private clients for nearly two decades. We have experience of investigations into a multitude of issues.

Using our unique portal system ensures that evidential reports are delivered directly to the client within 48 hours of the task being completed.

As a national company we can cover anywhere in the UK without additional travel charges. Our agents are local to you and therefore there is no charge for fuel or travel to and from your job.

Our clear and simple pricing structure means that you know exactly what you will be paying for. There will be no hidden costs or unexpected charges to pay.

Contact Us

In the first instance we always recommend that you contact one of our Case Managers to discuss the most cost-effective way forward.

For Free Advice Phone: 0191 301 74 45

Durham Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 0191 301 74 45.

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    Durham Detectives experienced management team and highly skilled private investigators ensure that your case is carried out professionally and efficiently.

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About Durham

Durham Detectives have been operating in Durham and the North East for almost 20 years.

  • Durham has played an important part in the defence of the north and Durham Castle is the only Norman castle keep never to have suffered a breach.
  • Durham is a city in the North East of England.
  • Durham is well known for its Norman Cathedral and 11th-century castle, and is home to Durham University.
  • Durham's has been known by a number of names throughout history.
  • Durham’s geographical position has always given it an important position in the defence of England against the Scots.
  • Durham is situated 13 miles (21 km) to the south west of Sunderland, England.
  • The River Wear flows north through Durham, making an incised meander which encloses the centre on three sides to form Durham's peninsula.
  • At the base of the peninsula is the Market Place, which still hosts regular markets.
  • Durham is a hilly city, claiming to be built upon the symbolic seven hills.
  • Upon the most central and prominent position in Durham,high above the Wear, the cathedral dominates the skyline.
  • The steep riverbanks are densely wooded, adding to the picturesque beauty of the city.
  • West of the city centre, another river, the River Browney, drains south to join the Wear to the south of Durham.
  • Many of the inner city areas are now inhabited by students living in shared houses.
  • In some roads as many as 70% of the dwellings are occupied by students.
  • Durham is home to Durham University.

Durham Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigations in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Durham Detectives serve Durham and localities throughout the North East.

Situated in the University city of Durham, Durham Detectives are equipped to assist with a range of investigatory needs, enabling our clients to obtain the evidence they need.





Durham Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

If you have any questions about our private investigations services in Durham, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 0191 301 74 45 or contact us via the website.

Durham Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Durham

Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW

Serving Durham, Framwelgate, Crossgate, Neville's Cross, Framwellgate Moor and Neville's Cross and all areas in and around the North East