Rugen team investigatIons is your one stop KANSAS private detective 

Our owner - ronald Rugen

Ozarks, as well as broadcasting for the Missouri Farm Bureau radio network, KMOS-TV (Sedalia, MO), KCMW-FM and KOKO-AM (both Warrensburg, MO).  Mr. Rugen has also been heard on the ABC Radio Network, AP Radio, Missourinet, and NPR.  While a broadcast journalist, he fired questions at such newsmakers as then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bob Barker, Senators John Glenn, Kit Bond, Thomas Eagleton, and Gary Hart, and musical groups Alabama, Oak Ridge Boys, and Statler Brothers.

A lifelong Mid-Missouri resident, Mr. Rugen has seven years experience in Missouri state government and nine years in Federal government. Mr. Rugen feels his diverse background, living in the city for nearly 30 years, but raised on a Mid-Missouri farm, helps him relate to any person or environment he is working with.  He has also served as state collections manager of 21 branch offices of a six-state finance company.
Mr. Rugen is a lifelong Missouri resident but travels where needed.  He is licensed in several states.

Ronald Rugen earned his B.S. Degree from the University of Central Missouri in just over three years in 1982. Mr. Rugen covered the Missouri Capitol as reporter/anchor of KLIK/Y107 (Jefferson City, MO), later news director of KRMS/KY94 at Missouri's Lake of the

Our Mission

Experience You Can Trust

Ronald Rugen started the private investigation business in 1994.  While many believe most private investigators are ex-law enforcement, Rugen's skills as a news director, reporter and anchor, previously covering the Missouri legislature, and background in videography, brings a unique skill set to his approach.


02. Dedicated and Loyal

Whether you hire us or not, we are ethically required to treat your information in confidence.  However, you must engage in full disclosure with our investigator in order to do a quality job for you and know fully what possibilities could occur within our investigation.  If you engage us in a case where there is opposition, we will not accept any work from them or tell them you have engaged us.
It may not always be possible for an investigator to get the information requested on a case.  The investigator should, however, conduct due diligence and do what he can to legally and ethically achieve the goal.


03. We Treat You with Respect

Whether you hire us as an individual or representing your business, we will engage in a contract for hire so you know what to expect from us and what your obligations in return are.  When our investigation is complete, in some cases you can opt in advance for status updates or a final report.  That option must be mutually be agreed to by both sides.

Comprehensive investigative support you can trust.


Founded by Ronald Rugen, TSCM LPI, Rugen Team Investigations, LLC, is the Kansas licensed, full-time private investigator more local attorneys choose.  Mr. Rugen attends conferences each year throughout the country to not only keep up with new techniques, but also networks with other investigators across the country who can supplement RTI's services.

Mr. Rugen brings his experience as a radio news director and news reporter, as well as videographic skills from his work and education in television to assist his clients in fact gathering.  However, his commitment is to only acquire information that is admissible in court and is legal.  If any other private investigator will consent to conducting illegal activity in your investigation, he or she risks getting themselves and the client into trouble.

While RTI has its areas of specialization, we also handle general investigations.  If there is an area we cannot assist you in, we will find someone who can. There are other private investigators in the area that are cheaper, but they know what they are worth.  With RTI's full time commitment and working with more local attorneys, you can feel confident you have the best private investigative services available to you.

Ron Rugen

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