Rick Root is an experienced, professional private investigator with over 24 years experience as a law enforcement officer.

Richard “Rick” Root is the Owner and President of Richard Root Investigations.  He has more than 37 years’ experience in law enforcement and security.  He began his law enforcement career in 1982, as a Security Police Officer in the United States Air Force.  During his tenure with the Air Force, he was responsible for the protection of nuclear weapons and dignitaries.  While stationed at Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea, Rick became the team leader and trainer for the Emergency Services Team, which is the equivalent to a police department’s S.W.A.T. unit.  In 1988, he transitioned from military to civilian law enforcement.  Rick joined the Boynton Beach Police Department, and in 1991 was assigned to the traffic unit. Read more….

Criminal Defense

Your client has been charged with a criminal violation which could mean a long prison sentence or probation and loss of Read More...


The effective use of Covert Surveillance is the most crucial factor in the majority of Private Read More...

Cyber Crimes

Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing concerns in the field of cyber Read More...

Background Checks

Background Checks are an important investigative tool in numerous situations. Reliable information Read More...

What To Know Before You Hire A Private Investigator

In Florida, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regulates private investigators and private investigative agencies. Florida regulates the private investigative profession to ensure the public’s interests are protected. Hiring a licensed private investigator helps ensure you are engaging a business that has passed all the licensing requirements in Florida.

Things you should know before you sign a contract with an agency in Florida:  read more...

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A few common questions we receive about Private Investigation services.

Q: What should I look for when I hire a Professional Investigator?

A: A private investigator should be properly licensed and employed with a licensed investigative agency. Before you retain an investigator, meet with them and discuss your expectations. You need to discuss budget and time constraints, documentation needs, and any other desires, such as photographs, videos, etc.

Q: What is your payment policy?

A: We accept cash, check or money order, which may be mailed (excluding cash), shipped via Federal Express or UPS, or brought to our office. All major credit cards are also accepted. The initial retainer is due prior to any work being assigned to one of our investigators.

Q: How do you bill me?

A: This is a common question and a great reason for you to take advantage of our free consultation. Our investigation is charged by the hour with a minimum hourly retainer based on the type of investigation being conducted. The minimum retainer will vary depending on the nature and complexity of the investigation.

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