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Crawford Investigations


Crawford Investigations was established in 1991 when the principal David Crawford left Durham Constabulary after 13 years service. Since then the company has offered a range of investigation services. With a comprehensive array of services our customer base is wide & diverse & includes: solicitors; insurance companies; corporate entities; local authorities & housing associations; retail outlets, financial institutions, third party investigation companies & private individuals.


We take pride in achieving our clients expectations and advising them of suitable strategies that fit their needs and budget.


Our office is situated in Darlington in the North East of England, a town that has excellent road and rail links, allowing us to travel to many parts of the UK in a few hours. This is supported by our willingness to travel to any location to ensure our clients receive a consitent and professional service. However, as not all instructions warrant our personal attendance we've built up a reliable network of fellow investigators throughout the UK & abroad to assist with appropriate enquiries local to them. This ensures our clients receive a cost effective service.


Crawford Investigations have a comprehensive stock of surveillance equipment that can be used in countless applications & environments. Our itinerary includes: tracking systems; camcorders and cameras; encrypted radios and miscellaneous video and audio recording devices.


We ensure operatives are up to date with Data Protection, the Human Rights Act and other related legislation so that all investigations are carried out in a compliant & ethical manner.


David Crawford has been a member of the Association of British Investigators since 1995.(The only private investigators association to be endorsed by The Law Society of England and Wales).


Crawford Investigations hold a Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.


Our Data Protection notification no. is: Z4689987.