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1 Source Private Investigations LLC


2925 Highway Ave, Highland, Indiana 46322

The Investigator

Thomas C. Smith

Private Investigator/Paralegal

Owner Thomas C. Smith, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, founded 1 Source Private Investigations in 2009. Tom has experience in military law enforcement, probation, security, as well as a college degree in Paralegal Studies. He has been working as a full time investigator for the last ten years, and has completed more than 500 investigations. An expert communicator, he is adept in a variety of investigatory areas, and there is no aspect of investigation work he will not take on. A capable and highly sought after attorney's assistant, he specializes in surveillance and people locates. He has worked in excess of 2,000 hours in various courts, and has testified in Lake, Porter, and La Porte County courts. 

Tom's special areas of expertise:

  • Video and still photographic documentation

  • Surveillance: traditional, aerial, water & electronic

  • Personal injury and workers comp investigations

  • Trial assistance

  • Infidelity cases

  • People locates

  • Legal research and due diligence 

  • Interviewing

  • Child custody

  • Property and judgment recovery

  • Repossessions

  • Criminal defense

  • Financial Investigations 

  • Political espionage

  • Bug and camera sweeps

  • Hidden camera and listening device placement

  • Under cover work including legal pretexts

Tom is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for emergencies. Normal consultations are available during regular business hours.



To establish long term business relationships based on ethical and economic principles that are always mutually beneficial.


To provide the highest quality investigative support for the legal profession and general public.


To give straight talk, high-end results, and charge a fair price.

Criterion's of Doing Business

During my business experience, I have concluded that an equitable

means to measure the performance of companies I do business with,

is best done by how I myself would like to be measured.

A few are:

  • Timely and accurate communications

  • Clear goals and objectives

  • Efficient administration

  • Issue resolution

  • Fair and timely compensation

Over time one or more of these criterion's may become

a concern in your business relationships; however,

these will not be areas you will have to worry about with me.

I am Tom Smith, this is what I stand for...

The owner and founder of 1 Source Private Investigations.

...and that is the black and white of it.

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