Best Orange County Private Investigator

Tristar Investigation is a full-service detective agency with a 28-year track record of delivering superior investigative results in California and for clients worldwide. Whether you are an individual who has never used the services of a Orange County private investigator, or a professional in law, insurance, or the business community, we provide both a personal and professional touch that insures your needs are being served.

With over 3 million residents in Orange County CA, you need the services of the best Orange County detective agency for such a large and diverse population. We have helped thousands of people get answers to questions that only experienced private investigators have the skills to obtain.  You may think your request is unusual or you might even be a bit embarrassed to discuss it with a stranger. Rest assured we have heard everything in the book and your confidentiality will be protected at all times.

What makes Tristar Investigation different from other Orange County private investigators?  Our commitment to detail and our dedication to obtaining positive professional results on each case we accept.  We know the area well, from Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach to Tustin, Irvine and Newport Beach, we truly know Orange County like the back of our hand!

Our staff of top notch experienced agents includes ex-police officers and detectives who have the experience, resources and pride that guarantees the best possible outcome for your investigation.

This dedication to excellence is why The New York Times, The History Channel, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC and many other media outlets have featured articles and news coverage of Tristar Investigation over the last 20 years.

What to Expect from a Private Investigator in Orange County

The workings of a detective agency are often shrouded in mystery and distorted by over the top depictions in television and film. Your confidence and peace of mind are our first priority at Tristar, so we make the process transparent and easy to comprehend.

Here’s what we will do:

  • Consult with you to determine what your needs are
  • Together we will develop a strategy obtain the results you want
  • Discuss the costs and map out a plan that will minimize your costs
  • Tell you the time frame for which you can expect your investigation to be conducted
  • Assign an experienced agent to conduct the investigation
  • Communicate with you consistently during the process of the investigation
  • Deliver to you the results in the form of a detailed report and video when appropriate
  • Follow up with you to be sure you are satisfied with the service provided

Confidentiality: We know that often your association with a private investigator is something that must be kept confidential.  We will create a game plan that insures this.  For instance if you can take phone calls, the first thing we will say is “are you free to talk?” If you can’t talk at the time, you can say “wrong number.”  Texting and email are other alternative ways in which we can communicate.  With a total area of over 4,000 square miles, San Diego County poses communications and surveillance challenges that only the best equipped detectives can solve.

How to Hire a Private Investigator in Orange County California

We are ready to begin your investigation project.  On this page there are several ways to get things started, including calling or emailing us for a free price quote and consultation.

Still wondering if Tristar is the right investigative agency for you?  Here is what to look for in an Orange County private investigator:

  • How long have they been conducting business?
  • Is the detective agency licensed, insured and bonded?
  • Are all their agents licensed and experienced?
  • Does the agency have references they can give that you can verify?
  • What professional investigation associations do they belong to?
  • Are the agents working the case local Orange County private investigators?

Why choose Tristar Investigation?

  • We have been doing business in Orange County, California for over over 30 years
  • We are licensed, bonded and insured for over $2  million dollars
  • All our professional agents are experienced licensed California private investigators
  • Our founder is a nationally known investigation industry spokesman
  • There are dozens of well known California lawyers who sing our praises
  • We are members of several prestigious professional investigation associations
  • The agents working your case will be local Orange County private investigators.

Our Promise to You:

We will not undertake your case unless we are confident we can provide the service you desire.  Once we take your case we will conduct the investigation in a timely and professional manner, with your full satisfaction as our goal. At the conclusion we will deliver a concise and well written report.  Most of all we will follow up to be sure that you are satisfied with the service provided.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve your investigation needs. We know investigative matters often involve highly charged, private situations that require the utmost discretion.  We are sensitive to this and know how to minimize your stress in handling matters of a delicate nature.  Call or e-mail, we’ll give you the information you need to make a decision that will lead to the peace of mind you are looking for.


We Serve All of Orange County, California

Here are a few of the cities where we have helped clients get the information they need: 

  • Santa Ana
  • Anaheim
  • Irvine
  • Huntington Beach
  • Newport Beach
  • Laguna Beach
  • Tustin Foothills
  • La Habra Heights
  • Coto de Caza