About LocalPI

Established in 1999

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

Colchester Detectives

Colchester 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.

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Colchester Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 01206 209 489.

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

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About Colchester

Colchester Detectives have been operating in Colchester and the South East for almost 20 years.

  • During the siege of Colchester in the Civil War, a Royalist sniper known as One-Eyed Thompson sat in the belfry of the church of St Mary-at-the-Walls (Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall) and was given the nickname Humpty Dumpty.
  • Colchester is the largest town within the borough of Colchester in Essex, England.
  • At the time of the census in 2001 Colchester had a population of 104,390.
  • Colchester is the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain.
  • Colchester claims to be the oldest town in Britain.
  • Colchester was for a time the capital of Roman Britain and also claims to have the United Kingdom's oldest recorded market.
  • Colchester is 60 miles (97 km) northeast of London.
  • Colchester is connected to the capital by the A12 road and the Great Eastern Main Line.
  • Many of Colchester's parish churches date from this period.
  • In 1189, Colchester was granted its first royal charter by King Richard I (Richard the Lionheart.)
  • Colchester developed rapidly during the later fourteenth century as a centre of the woollen cloth industry, and became famous in many parts of Europe for its russets (fabrics of a grey-brown colour).
  • Colchester is noted for its Victorian architecture.
  • Since 2006, Colchester has been one of 12 places in the UK where Royal Salutes are fired to mark Royal anniversaries and visits by foreign heads of state.
  • Colchester competes in the Twin Town Games against Wetzlar, Avignon, Orléans, Tarragona, and Siena.
  • One of Colchester's twin towns is Wetzlar, Germany (1969).
  • One of Colchester's twin towns is Avignon, France (1972).
  • One of Colchester's twin towns is Imola, Italy (1997).
  • Colchester is reputed to be the home of three of the best known English nursery rhymes: 'Old King Cole', 'Humpty Dumpty' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'.
  • Local legend places Colchester as the seat of King Cole (or Coel) of the rhyme Old King Cole, a legendary ancient king of Britain.
  • Colchester is also the most widely credited source of the rhyme Humpty Dumpty.
  • Colchester has also been suggested as one of the potential sites of Camelot, on account of having been the capital of Roman Britain and its ancient name of Camulodunum.

Colchester Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigator services in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Colchester Detectives serve Colchester and localities throughout the South East.

Colchester Detectives, consistently and successfully providing investigation services for Colchester and the wider area since 1999.




Colchester Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

If you have any questions about our private investigations services in Colchester, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 01206 209 489 or contact us via the website.

Colchester Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Colchester

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Serving Colchester, Blackheath, Braiswick, Lexden, Wivenhoe and all areas in and around the South East