About LocalPI

Established in 1999

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

Folkestone Detectives

Folkestone 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: 01303 201 259

Folkestone Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 01303 201 259.

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About Folkestone

Folkestone Detectives have been operating in Folkestone and Greater London / Home Counties for almost 20 years.

  • Folkestone is located at the eastern end of the M20 which provides fast access to Ashford, Maidstone, London and also to the M25.
  • Folkestone is the principal town in the Shepway District of Kent, England.
  • Folkestones original site was in a valley in the sea cliffs and it developed through fishing and its closeness to the Continent.
  • Folkestone has the only sandy beach and coastal park within an hour of north London by High Speed Train.
  • Folkestone is located where the southern edge of the North Downs, escarpment meets the sea.
  • On 28 April 2007, an earthquake with its epicentre 1 km East of Folkestone occurred at 8:18am.
  • On 3 March 2009, a second earthquake shook Folkestone, measuring 2.8 on the Richter Scale. It only lasted around two seconds.
  • Folkestone also marks the eastern end of the A259 South Coast Trunk Road with access to Hastings, Eastbourne and beyond.
  • To the north, roads connect Folkestone to Canterbury and the nearby villages of Elham and Lyminge.
  • Folkestone has been home to many art galleries over the years.
  • Folkestone has an annual Chamber Music Festival each May curated by the Sacconi Quartet.
  • The Festival concerts take place in Folkestone's St Mary and St Eanswythe’s Parish Church.
  • Folkestone, together with Hythe, have an amateur theatre group: the Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society.

Folkestone Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigator services in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Folkestone Detectives serve Folkestone and localities throughout Greater London / Home Counties.

Located in the historic port town, Folkestone Detectives have been providing personable and discreet investigations since 1999 for corporate and private clients alike.




Folkestone Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

If you have any questions about our private investigations services in Folkestone, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 01303 201 259 or contact us via the website.

Folkestone Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Folkestone

Serving Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate, Cheriton, Paddlesworth and all areas in and around Greater London / Home Counties