Private Investigator

The Smith Investigation Agency’s Barrie location is ready to deliver the truth that you deserve. We have a reputation as one of the most diligent, discreet and experienced investigation agencies around, with locations across greater Ontario. In short, we’ve become known as the standard when it comes to private investigation services. Our office is located near Dunlop Street and Anne Street, proudly serving Barrie and the surrounding area.

What Do We Investigate?


Corporate & Legal

Many businesses and individuals turn to us for comprehensive investigations that can bring hidden risks to the surface with supporting factual data. Our focus is on integrity, consistency and quality, meaning you can trust that the reports we provide you are based entirely on the truth and nothing less. From cyber investigations and addressing thefts to performing debugging sweeps and eavesdropping detection (TSCM), we can deliver exceptional investigative services to every corporate and legal client in need of our help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Family Investigations

The well-being of your family is important to you. Safeguard it with our private investigative services. We’ll interview individuals with critical data, consult documentation and photographic evidence, and compile in-depth reports for your convenience and peace of mind. Our private investigators work discreetly and professionally to deliver the most accurate results possible. If you believe there is suspicious activity unfolding that could jeopardize your household’s safety or welfare, The Smith Investigation Agency can help. There may be more to the story than you know, and we can unearth it with discretion and a fine attention to detail.

Investigative Research:

Background Checks

The Smith Investigation Agency is fully prepared and equipped to handle in-depth background checks to give you accurate data to work with. Whether you’re a landlord in need of tenant screening or an employer seeking the truth on an applicant’s criminal background, we can help. We examine everything from employment records to education credentials. With a passion for in-depth, detail-focused research and fact-finding, our private investigators can deliver absolute clarity. This will make it easier for you to make the best possible decision regarding an individual.

Skip Tracing Services

With an award-winning research team boasting a 98 per cent success rate, The Smith Investigation Agency can deliver accurate location results. For your convenience, we strive to provide a quick turnaround, made possible by years of experience in performing skip tracing services. Whether you need to locate a runaway teenager or a debtor in hiding, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation and to get started on getting the information you need.



From false compensation claims to the financial manipulation of family members, the team at The Smith Investigation Agency has seen and dealt with it all. The expertise of our private investigators and a passion for the truth gives you an advantage, and we are a popular choice for investigating all forms of fraud. We work in a manner that doesn’t alert the accused individual or group, securing witness testimonials and evidence while compiling reports with discretion. From internal company fraud to blackmail and everything in-between, we can handle it with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. Contact our Barrie office today for a free consultation.

Family & Private

If you’re dealing with family disputes, manipulation or even sabotage, know that it’s not uncommon. Families and friends often get jealous or let emotions cloud their judgement, and anything can happen. If you need the truth when it comes to a family or private matter, contact The Smith Investigation Agency. We use discreet yet thorough investigation methods to get to the root of the issue, identify it and present accurate findings to you under the strictest confidence. This data can give you the edge in legal pursuits or even in an attempt to diffuse a situation entirely, as some perpetrators may back off once they see the proof that you collect from us.

And More…

For a full list of services, please visit our services page.

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Private Investigator Services in Barrie

If you need a private investigator in or around Barrie, give us a call! We serve surrounding areas including Orillia, Oro, Oro-Medonte, Angus, Collingwood, Innisfil, Orangeville, Midhurst, Midland, Shanty Bay and Wasaga Beach. The Smith Investigation Agency offers a full variety of professional services, with expert private investigators handling every case. With our surveillance services, we regularly work with businesses, corporations and law firms to assist in WSIB claim investigations, insurance claims and fraud allegations, as well as working with the public completing child custody investigations, infidelity and adultery investigations. With our corporate clients as well as the public, we also offer TSCM-debugging and services. Our research team is backed by years of expertise in investigative research services, including background checks, skip tracing, locate services, asset searches, social media monitoring, lien searches and more.


Disclaimer: Private investigators are often referred to as private detectives, which is in fact prohibited in Ontario as they are entirely different roles. We are private investigators, through and through. If you are considering an Ontario-based investigation agency that presents themselves as private detectives, be sure to do your research before moving forward as they likely do not hold themselves to industry standards.

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