About Harter Investigations

For Your Peace Of Mind.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, we offer the best PI services in Arizona. We go nationwide thanks to our network of private investigators around the United States, all licensed, insured, bonded, confidential, and compassionate.

Founder & Manager

A Veteran of the US Air Force, James Harter is a seasoned private investigator with over 30 years of combined law enforcement, security and investigations experience. James has been the Qualifying Party for 2 Arizona Private Investigation Agencies, multiple security agencies and is a State of Arizona certified training instructor.

Originally from the Midwest James’s work ethic is unrivalled. “Work until the job is complete” is James’s motto. A Veteran of the United States Air Force and 2 different Law Enforcement Agencies in the Midwest. James has lived in the Valley Of The Sun since the early 2000’s.

Harter Investigations is a Veteran-owned Business

James Harter, Founder & Manager
State of Arizona Licensed Private Investigator


Where we Serve

Based in Phoeniz, Arizona, we serve all of Arizona. Thanks to a robust network of licensed, ensured and reliable private investigators nationwide, we are able to extend our services to the rest of the United States.


Ethical Approach

Your case matters. Our clients are like family! We believe in getting the job done correctly the first time. We won’t stop until you are satisfied!


Rated 5 Stars

We offer 5-star rated private investigation services. Don’t take our word for it, check Harter Investigations on Bark, Thumbtack, Yelp, and more.

Our goal at Harter Investigations, LLC

*Our firm was started with one goal. To give our clients the best in investigations. Our clients are like family!

*With over 50 plus years of combined Law Enforcement and Investigative experience alone, our firm stands out as one of the top Private Investigation Firms in the Country.

*From missing pets to missing people we are known for our abilities to locate the missing. Infidelity to Asset searches. Our clients trust our results.

*Our firm specializes in providing you answers. We take every case on just like you’re our family. We care, we are experienced, we guide you through the process and are fairly priced.

*We work extremely hard to find answers for our clients. Licensed/Insured/Bonded/Confidential/Compassionate.

*We provide services all over the United States from our base out of Phoenix, Arizona.

Our mission

Our mission is simple.  Trust when verified.  We provide the most accurate information in a manner that makes sense so our clients can make educated decisions.  we are honest, compassionate and caring.  We take on cases others walk away from.  No cases are too big or small.

Our fees are reasonable.  We accept cash, Zelle, Apple Pay and Cash App.  We also take all major credit cards.  We offer flat fees to help clients who may be on a budget.

Our point is that we are flexible and work to not only gain your trust, but solve your case.  Our approach is to treat clients like family.  A large portion of our clients refer us to friends and family daily.

1. Getting Started

Give us a call, text, or send an email if you have any questions or would like a free consultation. This will make it easier for our investigators to choose the best line of action for your case. Results will be obtained by our skilled team of male and female investigators. In every situation, honesty, integrity, and ethics guide us.

2. Start your Case

Now we have spoken, we both know what you need. Simply click this link to choose the relevant private investigations service to start your case, specifying all the relevant information so we can fulfill your requirements. We are looking forward to being in your service.

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 About Harter Investigations, LLC

With over 50 years of combined Law Enforcement and Investigative experience alone, we stand out as one of the top Private Investigation Firms in the Country.  We are Licensed, Insured, Bonded, Confidential and Compassionate and  provide the best PI services all over the United States, based out of Phoenix, Arizona.

For a free consultation or any questions you may have, please give us a call, text or email. This will help our investigators determine the best course of action regarding your case needs. Our professional team of male and female investigators will get results. Honesty, integrity and ethics lead us in every case.

4 reasons you should choose us

Experienced Private Investigators

We are experienced

50+ years of combined Law Enforcement and Investigative experience make us one of the top Private Investigation Firms in the Country.

Harter Investigations Care

We Actually Care

We are here to help and are fairly priced. We guarantee confidentiality, compassion and discretion. Our clients are like family!

Harter Private Investigations are Licensed Private Investigators

We are licensed

We are licensed (License Number AZ #175588), insured, bonded and private investigators. You can count on us to fulfil your requirements.

Local based out of Phoenix - Nationwide Private Investigation Services all across the United States

We are nationwide

We are local, based out of Phoenix, Arizona and also operate with a network of private investigators around the United States. We won’t stop until you are happy. 

Successful private investigation cases

Jeff B.


Great working with Jim . . . he is the consummate professional.

Samuel G.


Harter Investigations employed my company American Ronin LLC to assist in an investigation. I found Harter Investigations to be a professionally run investigation company. It’s lead investigator and owner Jim has the experience, intelligence and resources to handle most any investigations…