Request an Investigator or Expert
To request an Investigator or Expert, you are encouraged to identify a service provider and determine a general scope of services and anticipated hours necessary for the work to be completed with said provider. Investigators MUST be on our pre-existing list prior to approval as we must verify their licensure and they must submit for security clearance for entry to Wayne County jails. Prospective investigators can apply HERE.
As a courtesy resource, we have lists of providers which have previously been requested or used in Wayne County.
- Investigators (last updated June 2023)
- Experts (last updated August 2023)
Once you have the scope of your request, submit your request by going to our Request Investigator or Expert web form HERE.
If your investigator or expert has exhausted the previously approved hours requested using the link above, you can request additional hours using our Additional Hours request web form HERE.
For requests for supplemental hours where the original predates our web form release, we will continue to accept requests using the PDFs below sent to Inv.Exp.Requests@waynecounty.com.
- Request for Supplemental Hours (Investigator)/Opt-Out form HERE
- Request for Supplemental Hours (Expert) form HERE
In the event your request for an investigator or expert is denied and you believe the denial warrants an appeal, you can complete a Request for Appeal Regarding Investigator/Expert Services and submit it to IDSDWayne@waynecounty.com to the attention of the Assigned Counsel Administrator within three (3) business days of denial.
Request for Appeal Regarding Investigator/Expert Services form