About Me


Jerald Smithey
Licensed Private Investigator

With over 23 years of investigation experience and 8 years of law enforcement-related work, I offer a range of investigative skills to pair with a commitment to meeting my clients’ needs.  Professional, discreet and confidential work is the goal for my clients, who include attorneys, businesses large and small, and individuals. No job is too small, but each job is important and warrants extraordinary attention to detail. My work has extended throughout Iowa and the entire Midwest, as well as to the coasts of the United States throughout the years.Free consultations are provided about how I might help you with your unique case.

I could provide testimonials about work that has resulted in acquiring information to assist in settling a civil case; or effort that contributed to the dismissal of criminal charges or reduction of the charges against a defendant; references to money saved by corporations through the discovery of crucial information through locating and interviewing significant witnesses or even through surveillance.  It is most important that we talk to discuss your specific case and how I might contribute to the best outcome for you!

Iowa Association of Private Investigators (IAPI) member

 

Areas of Specialty

 

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Criminal Investigations


Insurance Investigations/Personal Injury


Process Service

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Witness Location and Interviews/Statements


Surveillance


Skip-tracing Nationwide

Civil Investigations


Child Custody/Abuse


Worker Compensation


Cedar Rapids

Dubuque

Mason City

Iowa City

Des Moines

Ames

Davenport

Council Bluffs

Ottumwa

Waterloo

Sioux City

Fairfield

I travel all over the Midwest to serve clients in many locations, including Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Davenport, Waterloo, Dubuque, Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Mason City, Ames, Ottumwa, Fairfield, Burlington, Keokuk, Fort Madison, Marshalltown, Decorah, Spencer, Clinton; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Chicago, Illinois; Rock Island, Illinois; Peoria, Illinois; Omaha, Nebraska; Kearney, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri.

 

Experience

 

Licensed Private Investigator, 23 years as agency owner; insured and bonded.
Criminal defense investigations and civil investigations, privately retained by clients and/or their attorneys, worker compensation, and authorization by Federal and State Courts as a criminal defense investigator.
 

Drug Offenses

Child Custody

Robbery

Pornography

Sexual Abuse

Homicide

Identity Theft

Personal Injury


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Past Experiences

  • Probation Officer, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Counselor, Purdy Treatment Center for Women
  • U.S. Army Personnel Specialist and Chaplain Assistant Honorably Discharged
  • Foster Care Review Board, Johnson County, Iowa, 15 years

Education and Training

  • Licensed Private Investigator in Iowa since 1991
  • Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation training
  • BA, University of Northern Iowa, with additional course work through the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota

Contact Details

PO Box 1645, Iowa City, IA 52244

smitheyinv@aol.com

Please call me for a free, confidential consultation at (319) 331-1155.