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Legal issues regarding Maryland Private Investigators, Helpful hints, what to know, and who to contact in the Maryland area, general information on Private Investigation, Security Guards, and the 'do's and dont's' of starting your own business in this interesting field.

Experience in the area

I am the owner of a Maryland State Licensed Private Investigations and Security Guard company. ( ) I have many years of experience in the investigative, law enforcement, and security field. While my company is new, we are a premier Private Investigations and Security company located in Western Maryland. I have been in Law Enforcement since 1988 and have experience in Military Intelligence, Criminal, Accident, Background, and Sex Crimes Investigations and am an FBI certified Hostage Negotiator.


American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers


Maryland State Police Advanced Crash Investigation Course CSX Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course Advanced Criminal Investigation School FBI Hostage Negotiation Course USMC Intelligence Specialist Course US Air Force Bio Environmental Engineering Course (22 College credits) Field Training Officer Course Train the Trainer Course

Awards and Honors

Police officer of the Year, Prince Georges County Municipal Police Association, 1995 National Association Chiefs of Police Distinguished Service Award, 1995

Past/Present Clients

Allegheny Power (PATH project) We have clients in Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia in both our Security and Private Investigation work.

What do you like about this subject?

The ability to help people who have no where else to turn, and who want the personalized and professional service of a Private Investigator who is able to devote time and manpower to their cases when traditional law enforcement cannot.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

If you aren't learning something new every day, it's a wasted day. There is always new case law from court decisions to keep track of.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

If you tell someone you are a "Private Investigator" or "Private Detective", almost no one believes you. You can have a badge and state issued credentials, but most people would believe you are an astronaut before they'll believe you are a Private Investigator.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I do NOT drive a Ferrari (but I do like Hawaiian shirts) and most of the time I don't carry a gun, either. Those who think Private Investigation is glamor and glitz have never pawed through a suspects trash at 0200 in the morning looking for evidence.

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Sameel10/01/09101010Great answer Jason, I appreciated the advice .....

Recent Answers from Jason Grabill

2014-02-01 Social Media as a Tool for Investigation:

Sheila:    Sorry for the delay in getting to your question!  Computer problems and weather.  Here you go:    1. In a year, at least how many crime reports are there?     That literally depends on where

2010-07-10 how to prevent being a target:

Rueben:      You've partially answered your own question.  Criminals target those (typically) who lack situational awareness of their surroundings.  Keeping your head 'on a swivel' and being aware of your

2009-09-30 NJ Pepper Spray Laws:

Sameel:      Well, you hit all the people I would have told you to talk to.  The answers you got are about typical, because the law, while seemingly clear, leaves some loopholes in there for 'wiggle room'


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