Spokane, Washington Private Investigators and Process Servers

Dedicated professionals ready to help put your case on track.


About Us

T.R.A.C.E. Investigations is a licensed and insured Private Investigations firm operated out of Spokane WA. The firm's primary investigator, William Grove, is a retired Law Enforcement officer with over 35 years of investigative experience.

Throughout his 3+ decades in law enforcement, William has investigated thousands of crimes including homicides, assaults, child abuse, sex crimes, kidnappings, auto thefts, commercial and person robberies, home invasions, commercial and residential burglaries, retail "boosting", animal abuse, firearm offenses, gang crimes/membership, and graffiti.

William Grove is a certified expert on White Gangs in the State of California within the Superior Court system.

For the past 25 years, William has provided training to Law Enforcement officers across the U.S. on issues related to Destructive Youth Subcultures.

T.R.A.C.E. Investigations, LLC would like to introduce it's newest addition. Lori Grove has joined T.R.A.C.E. as a Partner. Lori brings over 27 years of law enforcement experience in areas including being a drug recognition expert, vice, residential/commercial burglary investigation. She was also certified by California POST as a trainer in sexual harassment, crimes against children, property crimes, sex crimes, surveillance, and persons with disabilities. Lori retired as a police sergeant in charge of hiring and training police officers and training officers She's a great addition to T.R.A.C.E. and eager to assist clients with their investigative needs.

Best Private investigators  in Spokane

Best Private Investigators in Spokane

Criminal & Civil Investigations

Whether you need preliminary research, involved interviews, or additional investigations, T.R.A.C.E. can fulfill that need in a timely and professional manner taking into consideration the confidentiality aspect expected in such investigations. William Grove has extensive experience in conducting investigations in a whole host of areas.

We understand Washington's investigative regulations and evidence standards for to provide effective results for your criminal and civil investigations.

Surveillance & Undercover

Online research and interviews only get you so far in many types of investigations. Frequently, in-field surveillance and undercover operations are needed in order to obtain that piece of information desired for a positive outcome.

T.R.A.C.E. Investigators have conducted a multitude of surveillance and undercover operations that were deemed integral to the success of those investigations. Although more time consuming, information developed during surveillances can often provide exactly what is needed to bring the investigation to a close.

Process Service

Service of Process takes many shapes depending on the document to be served and the cooperation of the individual or business being served. Ideally, the recipient will be readily available for an easy service. However, more often than not, the recipient might avoid service altogether by moving place-to-place or skipping town.

T.R.A.C.E. Investigations uses all tools at its disposal to include online searches of social media & databases, surveillance, and field interviews in order to locate the recipient's most recent whereabouts in order to accomplish service.

Infidelity Investigations

Whether you suspect an unfaithful spouse or are facing potential infidelity, let T.R.A.C.E. help to put your mind at ease. It's usually better to know the truth early on, than to live in emotional pain, suspecting the worst.

We provide discreet infidelity investigations as we understand this is a sensitive matter. Give us a call to discuss how we can help provide the answers you need.

Witness/Missing Person Locates

There are various reasons why people "disappear" from the public. Sometimes the reason is intentional, whether it be that they are hiding from a significant other, family members, or law enforcement. Regardless of the reason, T.R.A.C.E. Investigators use a host of tools to assist in locating the individuals for the purpose of reuniting them with loved ones, concerned families, or process service.

Background Checks & Investigations

Whether you are looking for a simple background check or a more in-depth background investigation, T.R.A.C.E. Investigations can conduct the necessary online research, in-field interviews, and document gathering needed to assist in making decisions on whether to rent, hire, or date.

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