Our Private Investigation Services

  • Criminal & Civil Investigations
  • Personal Injury
  • Missing Persons
  • Personal Protection
  • Divorce Investigations
  • People Locates
  • Worker’s Comp
  • Audio/Video Bug Sweeps
  • Witness Interviews
  • Divorce
  • Surveillance
  • Process Serving
  • Child Custody Investigations
  • General Investigations
  • Voice Stress Analysis

Private Investigation Surveillance Practices

Rugen Team Investigations provides quality surveillance for infidelity, workers’ comp, and personal injury cases. With a background in radio and television and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting & Film, Ron Rugen is adept with the use of video and still cameras, while making sure the evidence obtained is legal and court admissible.

Rugen has provided surveillance services for most of Missour’s leading law firms and has also provided professional testimony. As a member of several PI associations and a former board member of the Missouri Association of Private Investigators, Mr. Rugen attends conferences and seminars so he is constantly bettering his craft. He is the founder and original owner of NetWebinars.com, which he has since sold, training literally hundreds of private investigators across the country.

All evidence gathered is obtained with the standard of protecting the target’s “reasonable expectation of privacy”. That means obtaining only that video and photographic evidence that is public. For example, it is illegal for any private investigator to videotape through the windows of someone’s home. However, once the target opens the front door, they are fair game — on the streets, in restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

Cheating Spouses And Infidelity

If you suspect your spouse or lover is cheating, there is a great chance that you are correct. However, whether you need the evidence to determine if you want to stay with them, for a divorce involving marital property or child custody, or just the peace of mind so you have the information you need, we have over 20 years experience to help you.

Worker’s Comp And Personal Injury Surveillance

Whether you need a glimpse into a “day-in-the-life” of the subject or just a few hours of surveillance, Rugen can help. We will gather your evidence discreetly and in an ethical manner, without provoking the target or otherwise becoming a part of our own investigation. We have long range video cameras for the mobile surveillance, as well as shirt button cameras and other discreet means of getting the evidence you need up close. Find out if that back injury claim is legitimate by observing whether the subject leans over in the grocery store, bends over to pick up their dog after he does his business, or other activity.

In personal injury investigations, we can also interview witnesses, take photographs of accident scenes and otherwise gather the information you need to help you prepare for court. As a former news reporter and student of the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation, Mr. Rugen will be able to assist you.

Hire a Full Time Professional Who Earns His Living As a Private Investigator

Don’t wait for the part-time PIs to return your phone call after they get off work from their other job. Rely on a private investigator that makes the job his full time business.

Since 1994, we are the Missouri private investigator and Missouri private detective that many Missouri attorneys choose, as well as attorneys across the country when their needs bring them to Central Missouri and the Kansas City metro area.

Primarily, we provide skiptracing (people locates), process service, and surveillance (cheating spouse/lover, worker’s comp and personal injury), as well as witness interviews and select child welfare surveillance cases. All investigations require a retainer. More information on our process serving services is at www.ProcessMissouri.com.

Rugen Team Investigations, LLC, has offices in Columbia, Missouri, Springfield, St. Louis, Des Moines and Kansas City, Missouri, yet serves the entire state of Missouri. Ron Rugen has nine years experience in Federal government, seven years experience in Missouri state government (including the Missouri Department of Social Services), and is a former broadcast journalist, which enhances his ability to secure quality surveillance video. Mr. Rugen has trained hundreds of private investigators and debt collectors across the country to improve their skills through his founding of NetWebinars.com; then, sold the business in Spring 2008. Mr. Rugen is on the Board of the Missouri Association of Private Investigators.

We Asked Ron Rugen How and Why He Became a Private Investigator?

Rugen: “When I get a call from someone in pain because they believe their spouse is cheating on them, I feel their pain. More often than not, the first words I hear is ‘I never thought I would need to hire a private investigator‘.

I totally understand what they’re going through and how they are hurting. I’ve gone through this myself too. I was cheated on myself. You feel like someone just hit you in the gut and you can’t breathe. When I went through my divorce, I quickly realized two things: one, your attorney needs someone (a private investigator) to get them the information they need. Secondly, you can’t do it yourself. If you try doing it yourself, you not only make mistakes but, subliminally, the spouse is aware of your look out of the corner of their eye. A private investigator can be non-emotional and be an unbiased observer of the facts while gathering evidence legally.

Prior to studying and training to be a PI, I was a news reporter. Being a private investigator is not much different. It’s about fact gathering and being objective about what you see. Plus, with my television background, my surveillance video is not shakey and questionable like you would get from an untrained amateur.”

Are There So-Called PI’s That Will Charge You Less?

Rugen: “Absolutely. But, they know what they’re worth.
We’re not expensive. We bill at an average rate of most professionals in the industry.

If you find a PI that will bill less for their services, you have to ask, why? Is it because they do not go to annual conferences to keep honing their skills? Is it because they do not have the equipment to do the job effectively (such as night vision cameras, body cameras to use in restaurants and bars)? Is it because they don’t have the experience to make the judgment calls necessary? Do they know what they’re worth? If they are willing to bill you less, are you wasting the money you do pay them for inferior results?”

Isn’t Missouri a No-Fault State?

Rugen: “Yes. But sometimes, like me, you just need to know the truth for peace of mind. Particularly, if you have children, you need to know this big decision you have to make is the right decision and you aren’t just, as your spouse would have you believe, imagining it all.

In the courtroom, with all due respect, the judge can do whatever he/she thinks is right in terms of custody or disproportionate distribution of the marital assets.”

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