About Us

About Us


Our 40 year commitment to integrity, professionalism & efficiency is clearly evident in the results we are able to achieve for each client. We’re owned by  Terri Hempstead and Larry Davis, both local Youngstown natives.  Terri is our Qualifying Agent through the Ohio Department of Public Safety and is a YSU graduate.  Larry (Buzzy) Davis is retired from the Youngstown Police Department, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, and Progressive Insurance Company where he was a fraud investigator. They’re proud to be area residents and local business owners here in the Youngstown area, providing services that are in high demand. Between them, they have over 50 years of law enforcement experience.

Ms. Jackie Buzzard, Administrator, an MCJVS Graduate

Franki Donnalley,  Sr.Administrator and graduate YSU

Ms. Karol deCoulon, Jr. Administrator, retired local police officer

Ms. Cindy Clarke, Retired commercial sales professional

Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • The Department of Public Safety
  • Youngstown/Warren Chamber of Commerce
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • Mahoning  Valley  Safety Council
  • Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigations
  • Proud Sponsors of HBA
  • The Better Business Bureau
  • Ohio Attorney General-Certified WebCheck providers

    With Each Visit  Always Expect…

  • No Waiting in line and same day appointments
  • Billing available for fingerprinting services
  • Professional Service
  • Qualified Licensed Specialists
  • Full Handicapped Access
  • Relaxed Atmosphere

Since 1983, we’ve been at the forefront of investigations and security services that have come to the aide of thousands of individuals that have called on us. Call Tri-State Investigations today at 330-788-9945 or email us for more detailed information. We always welcome walk-ins at our facility.