Evasive Subjects, Stakeouts & Stings

Stakeouts and Surveillance in Washington D.C. & Nationwide 

Stakeouts and SurveillanceWe are known for serving the impossible! Our staff is highly trained in serving high and low-profile individuals.

Many evasive subjects know how to avoid service of process and will lie about who they are and their whereabouts to anyone they do not know. The more information provided to us about the subject, the sooner we’ll be able to serve them. Please provide the following information, if possible. A photo of the subject; A physical description of the subject; Vehicle, Make, Model and Tag number the subject is driving; Do they have a nickname or alias? Best time(s) to catch them at the address. Please also provide URL for subject’s social media profiles. *Warning, providing incorrect information may delay service.

Stake Outs

Stake outs by definition is a period of time spent undercover to surveil and observe a residential or commercial building, waiting for the subject to enter or exit. If you do not know what doorways the subject uses at their home or place of business, we may require multiple investigators, i.e. parking garage, front and/or back of property


Some subjects can be served in a carefully planned operation, typically one involving deception. We regularly set up fake appointments with subjects, have flowers delivered, or a prearranged meeting with the client and subject for service.


Sometimes the best place to serve the subject is at the courthouse. Judge’s frown upon serving a subject in the courtroom and in the majority of cases is off limits to any process server; therefore, we serve the subject outside the courtroom and/or off court grounds, either before they enter the courthouse, or after they leave. We do not serve a subject in a courtroom without express permission by the Judge beforehand.

With over 75 years of combined experience, you can count on our staff to get the job done. Contact our management team for more information about stakeouts and stings.

Have you attempted to serve this subject before? Has the subject been proven evasive?

We understand that sometimes we are not the first process serving company hired to serve an evasive subject. It is helpful to know what steps have been taken thus far to serve the subject; if a professional process server has attempted service or maybe a close friend. If you used another process server, please provide the affidavit of diligence and any skip trace reports done previously.

A History of Violence

We must know, in advance, if the subject has a history of violence and how they could be a threat to the process server. Serving in Washington D.C can be dangerous, and our process servers contact the police immediately if a situation arises. We especially need to know specifics threat information when serving temporary restraining orders.

"When you ask someone to do the impossible, you don't expect them to actually do it!"

I retained SDPS for the task of serving my soon-to-be-ex-husband with divorce papers, which included a court summons. I have been trying to serve him for 6 months! Stuart followed every lead, and stayed hot on his trail until he job was done.* - Basani Nguyuza