Why we are your #1 Choice

In business since 1981, our firm has established protocol to obtain the highest percentage of success at the lowest cost. We have an experienced team of multi-ethnic and bilingual Investigators throughout CA, AZ and WA. Our Management Team has over 80 years of combined experience in investigations and management (see "Management Directory" under "Contact Us"). We have an impressive list of clients and a long list of "testimonials" from satisfied clients. For further details, please go to our "Testimonials" link below.

Service Areas

Specialized Investigations is a full service investigative firm with three offices in California, one office in Arizona, and one office in Washington. Specialized Investigations has recently added Investigators in the following cities/areas of California, Arizona and Washington: Laverne, CA; Paso Robles, CA; Vacaville, CA; Santa Cruz, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Visalia, CA; Modesto, CA (Spanish speaking); Santa Clara, CA (Spanish speaking); Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Spokane, WA; and Seattle, WA. We continue to meet the needs of our clients by adding experienced investigators in strategic areas of CA, AZ and WA.

Complimentary Training

Specialized Investigations offers an annual complimentary training presentation to our clients. This training can be conducted on-site or at another venue, if desired. additional training presentations are available at a fee for clients and non-clients. For further details please call or email us for a list of the training modules and training presentation request form.

Surveillance News

Our firm tracks surveillance results on a monthly productivity spreadsheet and rewards Investigators for their results. In the past three years, our Investigators obtained video of the subject on 87 % of all cases worked. We can also provide video footage in an email link so you can see the results within 48 hours, or sooner, if needed. For further information about our surveillance services please go to the “Surveillance” link below or under “Services.”
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SPECIALIZED INVESTIGATIONS has conducted many complex and limited civil and criminal investigations since 1981. We have one of the most comprehensive nationwide civil and criminal search capabilities available to any private investigation firm. Our agents have investigated cases which have been featured on America's Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysteries, Current Affair, CNN, Case Closed and Starting Over. Our investigations have resulted in many arrests, criminal convictions, and successful verdicts in civil cases.


The following is a list of the types of civil and criminal investigations we have conducted:

  • CIVIL - handle a wide variety of civil cases, including labor disputes, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, personal injury defense, product/premises liability, and many others.

  • CRIMINAL - one murder case featured on America's Most Wanted, Unsolved Mysteries, and appeared in numerous newspapers/magazines.

  • FRAUD - numerous cases resulted in arrests and/or convictions of individuals. One of our Managers is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS).

  • EMPLOYEE THEFT - many cases resulted in termination and/or arrest/conviction.

  • FRAUD AND ABUSE- handled cases in many different industries, including financial, health care, banking, real estate, entertainment, business, sports, insurance, domestic matters, and others.

  • UNDERCOVER/INTERNAL SURVEYS - conducted many undercover operations in factories, warehouses, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and other business establishments.

  • OTHERS - conducted investigations involving industrial sabotage, robbery, auto theft, burglary, child abduction, elderly abuse, and many others.