You need someone you can trust, especially now.

Who We Are

With over three decades of experience, we provide investigative services for individuals, attorney’s, small businesses and corporations.

We offer a full array of services to give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Criminal Defense Investigations

Joel, our lead investigator, has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. 

Background Checks

When a background check is needed to verify the truth someone is telling you.

Divorce & Child Custody

Divorce and Child Custody disputes are difficult. We go through it with you.

Infidelity Investigations

Does something not quite feel right? We understand and will work hard to get the answers you need.

Surveillance Investigations

Surveillance provides some of the most reliable evidence in difficult situations.

Paper Service

Serving papers to individuals can be tricky, we make it easy.  


24 July 2020
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Joel was amazing! So helpful and so patient and understanding of the crazy schedule of my life and the person he was investigating. He was always on top of things and he communicated so well. Not a detail left out and he was good to talk to me about billing and pricing. I would recommend him to everyone and am thankful he was my PI.
Robert C Randall
20 June 2020
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I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and understanding that I experienced from day one, and I would 100% recommend Joel to anyone, and will use their services again without question if needed in the future. This is one of those rare companies.
Carmel Durano
09 June 2020
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Joel responded right away. He had results so fast. He is a Christian & that meant so much to me.
18 May 2020
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Great guy. Honest, personable, professional, and very well priced. Will hire him again next time.
Douglas Chattin
16 May 2020
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Joel Manley (owner) is a retired police officer. He is very professional. He always is on time.
16 May 2020
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Very professional services, one of the best background check companies I’ve used fast and effective background checks, will be using Joel again in the future!
Mona Terry
15 May 2020
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I was given an excellent review of the information.
Larry Stanford
15 May 2020
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I was a pleasure working with Joel Manley. Not only is he good at what he does but he is an honest ethical man. ...if need be I will use them again. Thanks Joel. God bless you.
Barbari Bailey
11 May 2020
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It was a pleasure to work with this team. I would recommend them to anyone. I would use them again if I ever needed them.
9 May 2020
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Absolutely wonderful to work with. Quick responses and accurate information.
Ted Coran, Attorney at Law
9 May 2020
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By far the most professional and efficient background screening service I have ever come in contact with. Super customer service from start to finish.
9 May 2020
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Working with Joel was a great experience. Made the circumstances very personable and professional. Would highly recommend him and his services.
Caleb Lamoreau
8 May 2020
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They amazed me at how easy it they made the process and saved me a lot of valuable time! I will continue to use them in the future and recommend them to anyone seeking a good background company!

Talk to Joel Manley Investigations

Do you have unanswered questions you need answers to?  We want to learn more about you, what you are going through and how we can work together to get the answers you need.  

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We can start getting you answers with a free and confidential consultation.

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