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When it comes to providing elite private investigator services, and providing businesses with the ultra-high level quality of security consulting and training, we’ve built an impeccable reputation in South Bend, and pride ourselves on maintaining it.

I am so very thankful for Brett and his team. Brett is professional, highly experienced, knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring. I feel completely confident knowing he looks into every detail, goes above and beyond to get results and give assistance, and has my best interest at heart. I highly recommend Brett Coppins.

My husband and I worked with Brett recently and are beyond thankful to have had his help, guidance and knowledge. He was extremely professional and yet completely caring. There are no words to express how thankful we are to have had his help in such a tragic time in our lives. You can feel confident knowing that he will research every detail thoroughly, going above and beyond. We highly recommend him and his business.

Regardless of the situation, Mr. Coppins will do everything possible to make sure that performance is steady and strong. His integrity and professionalism is impeccable. There is nobody in the industry I would trust more. He is unstopped by obstacles, pressures, and demands that would justifiably derail others.

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Private Investigator & Security Consultation in South Bend, IN

Our agency is structured in a way that can help and serve anyone. Whether you are just one person, or you represent a small or a large business, we can help you resolve the issues that seem to creep into our lives, at any stage or level.

Brett Coppins has assembled a blended team from different backgrounds, allowing us to tailor our work to almost any request or need. Of course, we still handle the traditional surveillance requests, but over the last 20 years we have expanded our services as our growing list of clients began to request more from us.

So, if you need help seeking truth consider contacting our office.

About Coppins Investigative & Security Group

For over 38 years, Brett Coppins has been involved with police work, criminal investigations and private investigations. Brett has been a certified police officer since 1982. He served in Benton Harbor, Michigan as a uniform police officer and uniform shift supervisor until 1986. From 1986 until 2006, he was a police officer for the City of Elkhart, Indiana. There he first served in the Countywide Drug Task Force as the unit supervisor, then later transferred to the detective bureau where he spent 14 years investigating crimes such as...

assault, burglary, arson, rape, robbery and homicide. Toward the end of his career he spent two years as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer. He retired from the Elkhart Police Department in 2006 to run his private investigation firm. From 2008 until 2011 he served as a contractor to the US - State Department assigned to Iraq. After completing his first contract, he was promoted to a Senior Criminal Investigations Advisor where he served in northern Iraq; training and advising Iraqi Investigators and Intelligence units and investigating criminal actions. He ended this mission in 2011. He now runs the daily operations at CIG. In 2015 Brett began volunteering with other retired homicide detectives with the Saint Joseph County Metro Homicide - Cold Case Unit.

Private Investigator Services

As a licensed private investigator with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, Coppins Investigative & Security Group offers a wide variety of services.

Some of the more common services we provide include:

  • Nationwide Background Checks & Research
  • Security Consulting
  • Investigative Consulting
  • Surveillance
  • Custody Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Worker's Comp Fraud Surveillance
  • Executive Protection
  • Infidelity Matters
  • Cold Case Homicide Consulting
  • GPS

Whatever information you might need, but don’t have the expertise to handle on your own, give us a call. You can rest assured that when we’re on the case, you’ll receive the absolute best results possible.

Top-Quality Security Consultation

Security consultation is all about bringing peace of mind for both people and businesses.

In terms of security consultation, we provide the following services:

  • Safety assessments for homes and businesses
  • Thorough nationwide investigative background checks
  • Workplace Loss Prevention

We like to say that good security consultation is about keeping honest people honest. We help set up businesses to be secure and safe, so that employees have an easy time following the safety regulations, and preventing theft.

This helps prevent theft and fraud while maintaining a peaceful work environment where everyone can relax and focus on the work that matters most.

Our Dedication to Customer Service

We understand that life can be crazy and stressful sometimes; our job is to help you solve that.

Whether you’re coming to us for private investigator services or security consulting, we can assure you that we’re here to provide you with the positive, helpful experience that you’re looking for.

When you call us, we put you directly in contact with Founder & President Brett Coppins. Rest assured that you’ll receive our full attention and care, right off the bat.

We don’t want to compromise the safety of your business, or jeopardize your potential battles in court. If you're looking for the best, give us a call to see what 30 years of experience can do for you.

Safety Training & Loss Prevention

Theft and insurance fraud cost business owners billions of dollars in a year, and much of the time can be prevented.

Insurance fraud is one of the most common scams, and it’s a terrible problem for insurance companies of all sizes; as licensed private investigators, that’s where we can help.

Whatever industry you're in, from insurance to retail, there are almost certainly unscrupulous individuals who are looking to take advantage of you for financial gain. Our mission is to stop that from happening, and guarantee the full safety and security for you, your clients, your customers, and your overall brand.

Security issues like this can plague the financial or even physical safety of business owners and employees. This is particularly true for small local businesses that may not have the resources to invest in high-quality surveillance, tracking, and accounting equipment. When you contact Coppins Investigative & Security Group, we'll work together to personalize a solution that's right for you.

Personal Private Investigator Service

Private investigator work is not just for businesses; it’s also an important tool for many individuals, especially those who are needing additional help.

We've worked closely with many members of the South Bend community to resolve all kinds of problems, getting them the results that they need.

Some common situations when a private investigator can drastically improve the life of a private citizen are:

  • Child Custody Disputes
  • Divorce Cases (e.g. catching a cheating spouse)
  • Surveillance
  • Locating Missing Persons (e.g. private debt collection)

There are many other possible scenarios in which you could benefit from our private investigator services. Give us a call today to set up a consultation to discuss how we can help you take the best course of action.

South Bend’s Premier Private Investigator & Security Group


When you give us a call, you're put in direct contact with Brett Coppins, founder and owner of Coppins Investigative & Security Group. We've been helping people and businesses throughout South Bend and the surrounding areas for decades, so we have the experience and skills needed regarding security consulting & private investigation.