About Domestic Surveillance

What is domestic surveillance?

Domestic surveillance involves investigative measures used to determine if infidelity in a relationship has occurred. This technique involves an investigator in the field who will track and record the movements and activities of a suspected cheater.

What if I am reluctant to talk to a stranger about my personal problems?

EPIS specializes in cases involving suspected infidelity in relationships. Our representatives are highly experienced in this area and are sure to lend a sympathetic ear in each case. There is no reason to be ashamed, embarrassed, or hesitant. Determining the truth in these types of situations is a natural response to suspicions. What EPIS will deliver is the truth.

What if my partner did not cheat?

Our investigations are confidential in every aspect. Because of this, if it is determined that infidelity did not occur our clients would have risked nothing and only gained peace of mind.

Is domestic surveillance illegal?

Domestic surveillance is 100% legal. Our investigators are simply documenting the facts of what is occurring, not breaking any laws.

I have never worked with an investigative service. Where do I start?

The first step is ensuring that you are working with a trustworthy, straightforward, and licensed investigative agency. Inquire regarding the agency's record of accomplishments and make sure they have the necessary licenses. Are they registered with the Better Business Bureau? Most importantly, do they make you feel comfortable?

The business executive didn't know he was under surveillance. The delivery guy inside the van across the street wasn't a delivery person. He was a private investigator who had been hired by the executive's wife because she suspected he was seeing another woman. Her instincts were right. The executive was headed to a rendezvous with another woman. The private eyes obtained what they had been waiting hours for: a glimpse of the two entering the woman's apartment around midnight. The detectives took covert video with a pager camera and delivered the evidence to our client.

What are the costs for domestic surveillance?

Domestic surveillance is billed by the hour and a mileage charge is incurred as necessary.

Prior to beginning an investigation, a strategy is created and a financial plan regarding costs, payment etc. will be made available to the client.

How is the surveillance plan established?

Each client will meet with an EPIS investigator to determine the times and locations that the surveillance subject or suspected activity is occurring. Any applicable information regarding the subject will be gathered at this time. From the gathered information, a strategy will be formulated based in part on the expert opinions of our investigative team.

What information does the investigator require?

To begin an investigation the investigator will need to determine a complete physical description of the subject along with a photograph. Physical descriptions and/or photographs or friends or relatives that the subject regularly interacts with are also very helpful.

A description of the subject's vehicle including make, model, and license plate number are also necessary.

Locations of places the investigation subject regularly visits are important, as well as when the subject will most likely be at these places.

How many investigators are necessary for a surveillance case?

How many investigators are used is determined by the complexity of the case. An individual can be followed from a house by one investigator. Tracking a subject from a very crowded or complicated location may require extra agents. The driving style of the subject also plays a role in determining how many investigators are necessary.

How will I be reached without my significant other knowing?

EPIS will initially determine if there is a secure telephone or telephone number at which the client can be reached or on which voicemails can be left without fear of an outside party interfering. If this is not an option, another plan will be devised so we can safely and discreetly maintain communication with our client.

What do I do when the investigation begins?

When the investigation begins, it is important that the client act in a normal manner and do nothing to tip off the subject.

How will the subject be followed?

Following a subject is a difficult task that takes experience to perfect. Our investigators, in following a subject, make certain that the subject is close enough that he or she will not be lost and simultaneously ensure that the subject has no way of knowing that they are being followed and observed. Occasionally a second investigator is necessary to follow a subject in highly difficult situations.

Will the subject know that they are being watched?

At EPIS, we stop at nothing to ensure the privacy and security of our investigations.

EPIS investigations are 100% confidential. If it is suspected that a subject has become aware of the investigation, we will stop and reconfigure our strategy.

At the end, the investigation what information will I receive.

The evidence we collect is a combination of videotaped surveillance and a written report that provides all details of the investigation. Depending on a clients preference EPIS can keep this information or give it to the client.

Imperative Information about a domestic surveillance:

If you think that your spouse or lover is cheating on you, make sure, you the client give as much information as possible. As your private investigator, we are only able to get you the proof and evidence you need if you tell us the whole story. Anything less can have a dramatic affect on our ability to get you the information you seek. Although we are among the best private investigation company's in the industry, who specializes in infidelity and cheating spouses cases that are recognized experts in court. At EPIS, Inc., we do not tamper any evidence and will not make things exist, if it did not happen. We cannot find infidelity where it does not exist and sometimes, despite signs to the contrary, there is no infidelity or it is too infrequent or too well hidden to be found.

Accordingly, we do not guarantee any outcome on any case.

Client Reviews

Empire Pacific Investigative Services

4.8

Based on 88 reviews

Kim J.
My Son found Mike at Empire Pacific because we needed a detective in order to find someone. We had spend a lot of time and money on many search people websites and never found anything current on the person we were trying to find. We hired Mike to do an initial check to find the person. Mike called and said on the initial check that he had found what we needed, he said the second step would be to go look by foot and there would be a fee per hour. About 2 hours later Mike called and told us he had found the person and gave me his current phone number. I called and sure enough it was the person I was looking for. Now this shows how honest Mike is because he could have easily billed me for a few extra hours of leg work (which is paid per the hour) and I would not have known he already found the person. Mike was very attentive when I called and either picked up his phone or called me back very fast. I would highly recommend Mike, he is vey good at what he does and is respectful, honest and FAST!
Agustin C.
Mike Hakimi from EPIS is a true professional. He helped me with my case. He delivers effectively and fast! I was trying to find someone that nobody has heard from him from since the late 90's, I was very unsure he was still around. I needed to find him and interview him for my movie project. A key character. And Mike incredibly found him. Don't hesitate hiring Mike for any type of service.
Shera C.
Very pleased with Mike and his staff. Thank you for handling this surveillance case on such short notice. I was very pleased with your services and will do biz again with you for sure. I will be in touch:) 5 Stars!!!
Lance R.
Mike and his team are as professional as it gets. Very prompt to reply and understand the finesse needed in this service. I appreciate his expert feedback and how to best proceed in the most efficient way possible. Thank you again!!!

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Yossi S.
I have highest, highest praise for Mike at Empire Pacific Investigative Services. I had to take someone to court and I was concerned whether sheriff is efficient enough to do the serving or they will just attempt and I pay for nothing. I talked to Mike about serving this particular person and on top of it I try to force future steps of collection and Mike was extremely helpful to show me in and outs of all the options that I have and how he can help me.

My concern was the person that I am suing would play hide and seek, not available during the day and difficult to catch. Sure enough Mike served the paper within 2 to 3 days and informed me accordingly.

I am so happy to know Mike and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone that has needs for his services.
Kevin O.
I was searching for a family relative, for over 40+ years with no such luck. So I decided to find a private investigator. I contacted Mike at Empire Pacific Investigative Services and in the same day he found the person I was looking for easily. I was so blown away! This service is AAA+ and I would definitely use them again, again and again! Thank you Mike!
Deborah O.
Top notch experience with Empire and Mike!
No lag time or waiting around. He gave me the difficult diligence I needed within the week.
Professional, friendly and available whenever I need the.
Prompt response time and easy to reach!
Thanks Mike! I'll be using your services again. Wouldn't go to anyone else!

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Magda S.
I had very good experience with Empire Pacific Investigative Services, Mike was very determined and efficient, detail oriented and reliable. His work effect exceeded my expectations.
Yossi S. Los Angeles, CAV
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4 reviews

11/20/2017

I have highest, highest praise for Mike at Empire Pacific Investigative Services. I had to take someone to court and I was concerned whether sheriff is efficient enough to do the serving or they will just attempt and I pay for nothing. I talked to Mike about serving this particular person and on top of it I try to force future steps of collection and Mike was extremely helpful...

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Agustin C. Los Angeles, CA
10 friends
3 reviews

4/26/2018

Mike Hakimi from EPIS is a true prfessional. He helped me with my case. He delivers effectively and fast! I was trying to find someone that nobody has heard from him from since the late 90's, I was very unsure he was still around. I needed to find him and interview him for my movie project. A key character. And Mike incredibly found him. Don't hesitate hireing...

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Marcus B. Ewa Beach, HI
32 friends
86 reviews

2/27/2018

I contacted Mike at Empire to do some research for me on an old insurance claim. It ended up not being along the lines of work that he was an expert in but what was so great about the experience was that Mike went out of his way to find me someone that did specialize in the area. If you are considering a couple options on who you need for your investigation you...

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Magda S. New York, NY
27 friends
2 reviews

3/21/2018

I had very good experience with Empire Pacific Investigative Services, Mike was very determined and efficient, detail oriented and reliable. His work effect exceeded my expectations.

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Shera C. Orange, CA
8 friends
24 reviews

2/27/2018

Mike's firm is awesome. I gave them short notice to conduct surveillance and they totally delivered. Thank you and your staff for handling this assignment for me on such short notice...

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Jonatan C. Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA
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8 reviews

8/25/2017

I have worked with a few private investigation firms, and in my opinion, Empire Pacific Investigative "Mike Hakimi" is the best one...

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