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    New Jersey Background Investigator

    Go with a Professional

    Many cases that a New Jersey private investigator handles will benefit from the conducting of a comprehensive background investigation by an expert NJ background investigator.

    Cases that will often require a background investigation include divorce-related investigations, alimony elimination investigations, child custody investigations, and more. Background investigations are essential when it comes to any New Jersey investigation conducted in order to protect the health, welfare and rights of children. Whatever type of NJ private investigation you need, you’ll want an experienced background investigator in New Jersey on the case, as it is a crucial aspect of any private investigation.

    The conducting of NJ background investigations also extends to other areas of concern. There are many other areas of people going about their daily business that are reliant on background investigations. Background investigations are certainly worth the expense in most business matters which could help avoid costly problems. As an experienced New Jersey background investigator, I have conducted my work in a myriad of situations.

    New Jersey lawyers will often want to perform a background investigation on a witness or victim of a crime where their client is the accused. As a New Jersey private investigator, I have conducted many real estate related background investigations. Simply stated, the necessity of a background investigation arises often.

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    Don’t be fooled by the plethora of “cheap” background checks offered online. Remember, you get what you pay for. The experienced and competent NJ background investigators here at Cowan Investigations have resources that are only available to NJ private investigators, which will get you the information you are looking for. Cowan Investigations proudly serves private citizens all across New Jersey including Middlesex, Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer and Bergen Counties of NJ.

    An Expert Background Investigator for Pre-Employment Background Checks

    When you are a business owner or you’re in charge of making hiring decisions, running background checks on potential employees is an absolute must. As a licensed New Jersey private investigator, our background investigators at Cowan Investigations will conduct a criminal history search on an applicant, as well as determine whether or not your prospective employee has entered into any financial judgments.

    Cowan Investigations proudly serves private citizens across Middlesex, Ocean, Monmouth, and Mercer Counties of NJ, and also offers expert services for those seeking a/an:

    Continue reading below to learn about more about what background investigators at Cowan Investigations can do for you and your commercial or private interests.

    Infinity Employee Screening

    Many employers are taking advantage of a new and emerging trend that recommends the continuous monitoring of employees backgrounds, in addition to the still-standard pre-hire background check. Many forward-thinking businesses and organizations recognize that a current employee could become a risk after being hired without the leadership or management’s knowledge, thus necessitating periodic checks on employees.

    To address these concerns, many businesses now require regular screenings of their workforce to reveal any potential changes that may have occurred since their hiring that could pose a risk to the organization, and often retain the services of a background investigator for the process. An employer armed with updated background information is then afforded an opportunity to monitor his/her employees more closely.

    As the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department and with thirty-five years of experience in the police force, Bob Cowan of Cowan Investigations has seen first-hand how major life events can negatively impact even the most hardworking and conscientious employees. Bob has also seen how continuous monitoring of an employee can be of value to both the organization and the employee him/herself by giving the employee in question the support they need to continue thriving on the job.

    Personal Relationship Background Checks

    If you need to conduct a background check on an individual with whom you have either a romantic or platonic relationship, you need to do due diligence in retaining the services of a background investigator who is truly professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. Cowan Investigations provides services that are thorough, expertly done, and firmly within the boundaries of New Jersey law, allowing you to know the history of the person in question and giving you the peace of mind you need to move forward with your life.

    Real Estate Background Checks

    If you are a real estate agent or private homeowner who is considering renting property to an applicant, a thorough background check is a necessity. The price for conducting a comprehensive search of your potential tenant’s history by a fully licensed PI and background investigator is well worth the cost when weighed against expenses you may incur if you end up with a tenant you’ll later regret.

    Get in Touch with Cowan Investigations Today

    Peace of mind isn’t something you should have to live without. Cowan Investigations proudly provides service to individuals across all of New Jersey, including Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer, Bergen, and Middlesex Counties. Contact Cowan Investigations today for a free, 30-minute, and 100% confidential phone consultation in NJ. 


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    2360 Lakewood Road suite 3 unit 236, Toms River

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    • Avatar Megan Parker ★★★★★ 2 months ago
      I approached Cowan Investigations from out of state with a delicate situation that needed to be handled in NJ and Liz made me feel at ease and in good hands immediately! Both Liz and Bob reviewed my case and got back to be the same day … More with a great price and additional suggestions to make sure I was satisfied with the planning they had come up with. It was important to me for all parties involved in my case to feel comfortable and Liz and Bob definitely fit the bill! They took the time to gather all the information needed and completely exceeded my expectations. I originally chose to call Cowan Investigations because of the professional website and Bob's credentials, but it was the personal care and service that cemented their agency for me. Thanks again Liz!!
    • Avatar Tommy Musselman ★★★★★ 4 months ago
      I didn't personally have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cowan but Liz was so incredibly efficient and professional!! Within hrs she had already gotten answers to a question that has tormented me for a long time.
      If you need ANY investigative
      … More work done trust Cowan. This was my 1st time dealing with an investigative service and I was best pleased!! 5 stars all the way! A special thank you to Liz. You're a dear and I will always remember your warmth, sympathy and professionalism. Always.
    • Avatar Anthony S ★★★★★ 8 months ago
      Best of the Best!
      Worked with Bob during his tenure as the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department. All I can say is that you will be getting what you pay for with this results driven company.
      A leader within the industry with
      … More over 34+ years in law enforcement as well as a proven track record of accomplishments in the field. If I needed a private investigator, Cowan Investigations would be my first choice, hands down.
    • Avatar Rae ★★★★★ a year ago
      I would highly recommend Cowan Investigations. From the time you speak to Liz on the phone until the time Bob is finished with the investigation you will always know what is going on, what is taking place, and what they found. You will … More be provided with detailed information and surveillance. Bob is very well trained in this field and will provide you with outstanding work. Both Bob and Liz are very compassionate and caring people and make you feel comfortable through the whole process. At the end of the investigation you’ll know that you have hired the right people for the job.
    • Avatar Jay White ★★★★★ 10 months ago
      As a retired Deputy Police Chief with the Jersey City Police Department I had the privilege of working with Bob Cowan for over 25 years.
      Bob is an honest and ethical professional who shows empathy towards people in unfortunate situations.
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      Bob’s objective analysis and evaluation of an issue enables him to address the true problem at hand.
      His strong analytical abilities coupled with thorough research and attention to detail make him an ideal private investigator.
      I know his clients will receive a comprehensive detailed report that will stand up in any hearing or court of law.
      Bob is a high caliber dedicated professional who will give it his all to address the issues at hand and achieve results.
    • A Google User ★★★★★ 10 months ago
      As a retired Deputy Police Chief with the Jersey City Police Department I had the privilege of working with Bob Cowan for over 25 years.
      Bob is an honest and ethical professional who shows empathy towards people in unfortunate situations.
      … More
      Bob’s objective analysis and evaluation of an issue enables him to address the true problem at hand.
      His strong analytical abilities coupled with thorough research and attention to detail make him an ideal private investigator.
      I know his clients will receive a comprehensive detailed report that will stand up in any hearing or court of law.
      Bob is a high caliber dedicated professional who will give it his all to address the issues at hand and achieve results.
    • Avatar Sarah V ★★★★★ a year ago
      I have been married for over 25 years, 2 years ago things just started not feeling right, I started having suspicions that my husband was cheating. I felt trapped, I was embarrassed to talk about it with anyone. I put up with feeling … More this way for two years.
      I began researching private investigators because I was fed up with being lied to and deceived, talked to like I was crazy. I called a few investigators but I did not feel comfortable, I felt like I was talking to used car salesmen. Just before I was going to give up I called Cowan Investigations. From the minute I began speaking to Liz Cowan I began to feel comfortable, she was very genuine, caring and knowledgeable on how to proceed. Liz set up a call with Bob who I immediately could tell was very experienced and knew how to proceed.
      Over a 4 day period Bob and Joe uncovered the evidence I needed to confront the lies and other deceptions I was subjected to, which let me make the decisions I needed to make for myself. Above all I was able to regain my self respect by getting the proof I needed.
      From time Liz answered the phone until Bob and Joe finished the investigation, I was overwhelmed by the professionalism and caring they displayed towards me and the investigation.
      Thanks again Liz, Bob and Joe, you’re the best
    • Avatar Fidel Hernandez ★★★★★ a year ago
      If there was a way to give this Gentleman ten stars, I would. Don't be mistaken by the use of the word "gentleman" he is a hound and he zeros in on the minutia of the investigation. He is a real detective with a extensive … More background in law enforcement.
      I thought that I had a really good understanding of my case and then I hired Bob Cowan. He exposed so many things that were hidden in plain sight that it blew my mind and consequently gave me much needed peace of mind.
      From the time he took my case, he kept in constant contact with me. All throughout, he explained things in way that I could understand. He was reassuring, professional and the best guy for the job!
      I am in the unenviable position of knowing what I am saying. It can and is, at times, overwhelming when you have to hire a private investigator. This usually arises from a traumatic experience and the reason why you should surround yourself with someone who knows what this experience fells like.
      I trust Bob Cowan and hope he continues to help others, like he helped me. I am grateful to have been referred to him! Thank you, Sir.
      And yes, I would be remiss if I didn't thank his wife Liz. She took my initial phone call and she knew I needed his help. She was warm and kind. Just what you need when you are faced with these situations...Thank you, Liz.
    • Avatar Susie K ★★★★★ a year ago
      I recently had the need to use a private investigator. After looking at several options, I decided to call Cowan Investigations. The decision to call them turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. I really like the fact that … More Mr. Cowan has a law enforcement background and is a former Chief of Police for Jersey City. After my first conversation with Liz Cowan I knew I had called the right people. She made me feel very comfortable when I answered all the questions she needed to get the facts regarding a very complicated situation. Liz is very thorough, caring, and very professional and usually available when I had questions. Liz and Bob make you, their priority. I NEVER had to worry if Mr. Cowan would be working on my case at the time I was promised. He was always at the location, on time, very descrete and went way above and beyond my expectations. I was informed of the progress on a daily basis and over a period of 4-5 days, had enough evidence to prove my case. The reports are very professionally written with dates and time stamped. It says a lot when my lawyer called Bob Cowan and complimented him on the great report he gave to my lawyer, to take to court. I feel the evidence gathered by Cowan Investigations and presented to the judge, by my lawyer, made a huge difference in the judge's decision. I met Mr. Cowan and shook his hand after I won the case. I highly recommend Cowan Investigations and will definitely use them again if needed. Thank you for all your hard work, you are the best!

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    Hector Vargas
    Hector Vargas
    7 hours ago
    amazing job being done for the community.
    Bill Schaff
    Bill Schaff
    10 hours ago
    We cannot thank Bob and Liz enough for helping us with a matter that was probably outside the realm of their normal practice. They were instrumental in assisting us in reaching out to an unscrupulous used car salesman. The individual wouldn't return our calls and obviously, did not wish to be found.Due to their tireless efforts and many phone calls, we were finally put in touch with him. With their help, the situation was fully resolved! They handled the situation with the utmost care and professionalism. We strongly recommend Cowan Investigations as they are very good at what they do!
    Justin Delaney
    Justin Delaney
    March 18, 2018 ·
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    Fidel H.
    Fidel H.
    2019-11-28 07:20:51
    On this thanksgiving day, I can say that I am very grateful for the peace of mind this detailed investigator gave me. Not only did he provide me with the...