• Background Checks

    Background Checks

    Data Quest’s specialized and personalized screening services provide critical support to companies, from screening applicants for hire, to profiling firms for merger or acquisition. With access to multiple databases and skilled investigators, the screening process is done quickly, accurately and inexpensively. Our investigators work closely with each client, giving depth to each report, and maintaining […]

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  • Investigative Services

    Investigative Services

    Data Quest’s cadre of skilled investigators are available with short notice when critical assistance is needed. Familiar with all state of the art electronics; experienced in interrogations and interviews and other investigative techniques, Data Quest can resolve mysterious cash disappearances and thefts, sexual harassment complaints, missing persons and other sensitive issues. Detailed reports are always […]

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  • Integrity Audits

    Integrity Audits

    Data Quest’s experienced “spotters” pose as anonymous customers and perform strategic cash transactions designed to detect instances of employee theft and dishonesty at the point of sale. They are trained to carefully, yet discreetly, follow the path of a sales transaction to detect policy and procedural violations. Spotters gather information in an unbiased and constructive […]

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  • Mystery Shopping

    Mystery Shopping

    Mystery Shopping is an effective and proven service, which can be used in any industry, to discreetly collect sensitive information pertaining to Quality Assurance issues and Customer Service performance. Customers need to feel welcomed, wanted and appreciated for their patronage at your business. Understanding and meeting customer expectations is critical for success. Mystery Shopping helps […]

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  • Undercover Operatives

    Undercover Operatives

    Data Quest’s investigator is hired by the client company as a regular employee. As such, the investigator gathers information that would be unavailable through any other means. The “inside” information obtained can detect instances of employee dishonesty and theft, substance abuse, harassment issues and other matters disruptive to good business and profitability. Positive information is also […]

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Established in 1981, Data Quest, Ltd. is a licensed, bonded & insured, corporate private investigations agency that provides elite information gathering, loss prevention and detection expertise to companies, attorneys and individuals throughout the United States.

Data Quest provides critical intelligence to identify and eliminate problems and establish policies and procedures that prevent future losses and protect bottom line profits.

Full-service investigative services include, but are not limited to:

•Corporate & Domestic Investigations
•Background Reporting (Pre- and Post-Employment Screenings, Due Diligence)
•Court Document Research
•Employee Tip Line Programs
•Interview & Statement Taking
•Loss Prevention Consultations
•Protective Services (Security Guards & Executive Protection)
•Skip Trace/Locate
•Survey Services (Mystery Shopping & Integrity Audits)
•Technical Services (Camera Systems, GPS Tracking)
•Undercover Operatives

Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, Data Quest’s corporate client database consists of more than 1,000 companies, including Fortune 500 corporations, national chains as well as smaller companies on a local and regional level. These companies vary by industry, including but not limited to:

• Automotive
• Amusement & Entertainment
• Banking & Financial
• Concessions
• Corporate
• Education
• Food & Beverage
• Hospitality
• Insurance
• Legal
• Parking/Valet
• Retail
• Theatre
• Warehouse & Distribution

Internal and external theft perpetrated by employees, customers, vendors, partners and competitors threatens the welfare of companies of all sizes. Through Data Quest’s investigative services, companies are able to gather critical intelligence to identify and eliminate problems and establish policies and procedures that prevent future losses and protect their bottom line. The agency provides assistance to counsel, law enforcement and prosecutors in the pursuit of litigation arising from incidents of theft, larceny or embezzlement.

Data Quest’s experienced professionals are drawn from diverse backgrounds, including the intelligence community, federal, state and local law enforcement, the FBI and criminal justice training. The agency’s network of investigative contacts extends across the United States.

Massachusetts Private Detective License #LP0196A
New York Private Investigator License #11000026242