About LocalPI

Established in 1999

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

Canterbury Detectives

Canterbury 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.

For Free Advice Phone: 01227 389 191

Canterbury Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 01227 389 191.

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

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About Canterbury

Canterbury Detectives have been operating in Canterbury and Greater London / Home Counties for almost 20 years.

  • After the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket at the cathedral in 1170, Canterbury became one of the most notable towns in Europe, as pilgrims from all parts of Christendom came to visit his shrine.
  • Canterbury is an English city which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a district of Kent in South East England.
  • Canterbury lies on the River Stour.
  • Many historical structures remain in Canterbury, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century.
  • Canterbury suffered great loss of life during Danish raids.
  • In 978, Archbishop Dunstan refounded the abbey built by Augustine, and named it St Augustine's Abbey.
  • Canterbury is associated with several saints from this period who lived in Canterbury:
  • The Black Death hit Canterbury in 1348.
  • Canterbury received its own radio station in CTFM, now KMFM Canterbury,in 1997.
  • Between 1999 and 2005, Canterbury's Whitefriars shopping centre underwent major redevelopment.
  • Canterbury's urban area consists of the six electoral wards of Barton, Harbledown, Northgate, St Stephens, Westgate, and Wincheap.
  • Canterbury became a county corporate in 1461, and later a county borough under the Local Government Act 1888.
  • In 1974 Canterbury lost its status as the smallest county borough in England, after the Local Government Act 1972, and came under the control of Kent County Council.
  • Canterbury is located in east Kent, about 55 miles (89 km) east-southeast of London.
  • Canterbury' is near to the coastal towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable to the north, and Faversham which is 8 miles (13 km) to the northwest.
  • Nearby villages to Canterbury include Rough Common, Sturry and Tyler Hill.
  • Canterbury is on the River Stour or Great Stour, flowing from its source at Lenham north-east through Ashford to the English Channel at Sandwich.
  • The river divides south east of Canterbury, one branch flowing though Canterbury, the other around the position of the former walls.

Canterbury Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigator services in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Canterbury Detectives serve Canterbury and localities throughout Greater London / Home Counties.

Dedicated Case managers and highly trained Agents in the town of Canterbury, ready to assist with your investigatory needs with the utmost confidentiality.




Canterbury Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

If you have any questions about our private investigations services in Canterbury, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 01227 389 191 or contact us via the website.

Canterbury Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Canterbury

30 St. Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8HG

Serving Canterbury, Thanington, Whitstable, Calcott, Waterham and all areas in and around Greater London / Home Counties