Independent Private Investigations, LLC. was founded by Rick McEldowney, licensed private detective and retired Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigator. 


His former experience, with both the Pennsylvania State Police and the U.S. Air Force, provides the utmost professionalism, knowledge, training and consultation services.   

With more than 30 years of security and law enforcement dedication, serving the citizens of our country and the Commonwealth, Rick is committed to helping those in need. 

His background includes the following:  

Formal PSP Training

  • Criminal Investigator Courses
  • Interview and Interrogation Techniques
  • Cognitive Interviewing Techniques
  • PSP Firearms Instructor Certified
  • Homicide Investigation Courses
  • Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Certification Training (Class A)
  • Top Gun Undercover Drug Law Enforcement Training
  • Applicant Background Investigation Training

Formal Non-PSP Training

  • Investigative Strategies for Missing and Abducted Children Training (FVTC)
  • Interviewing Sexual Predators Training
  • Sexual Offender Management Training
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Identification and Enforcement
  • Drug Identification and Certification Training
  • DEA Confidential Informant Management School
  • U.S. Army Multi-Jurisdictional Counter Drug Task Force Training


If you need a private investigator for legal, 

personal or business purposes - we can help. 

We also offer Armed / Unarmed and  

Uniformed / Non-Uniformed security officers. 

IPI Security delivers customized solutions 

to fill your security and investigative needs.